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3592 Posted 3 Days Ago in: Training
You should never overlook training your core when working out, but why? We investigate the reasons behind why the core is so important.
3591 Posted 4 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
Have you been wondering how you can follow a Mediterranean diet type and live healthier? Find out here
3590 Posted 8 Days Ago in: Nutrition
St Patrick's Day is tomorrow and that means fun and festivities on the weekend! Here's how to do it when you're still focused on keeping to your fitness and diet goals.
3589 Posted 10 Days Ago in: Training
Our Body Toning Series is almost over, but we've still got one more thing to cover: your glutes. If you want to improve your posture and get a perfect butt then these are the exercises for you.
3587 Posted 15 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
The perception of meat in the world that we live in today has appeared to degrade, and there have even been claims that we are not meant to eat meat at all, but is any of this true? We defend the carnivores among us by investigating.
3586 Posted 16 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Recovery is an essential part of your training regime because it determines how often you'll be able to train at a high intensity throughout the week. Some of us are predisposed to have a slow recovery speed, but there are interventions we can all make in order to recover better. Here's how...
3585 Posted 17 Days Ago in: Training
This week our Body Toning Series tackles the infamous Leg Day, and the best ways that you can target all the different muscles in your legs to get an amazing foundation.
3584 Posted 18 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Every year more fads come and go, but what works and what doesn't? Here, we debunk a few myths and tell you the truth about them.
3582 Posted 24 Days Ago in: Training
Our Body Toning Series takes us all the way to the back this week, an important muscle for strength exercises and your posture and flexibility! Discover the best ways to build your back in this edition.
3581 Posted 25 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
Have you been wondering how you can implement the low fat ideal diet type into your lifestyle? Find out here
3579 Posted 29 Days Ago in: Nutrition
There's a lot of buzz around restricting your diet (and calories) by having your last meal at 6pm, and then nothing but water afterwards, but does it really work?
3577 Posted 31 Days Ago in: Training
Your chest includes some of the largest muscles in your upper body, and because of this you use them all day long to do everything from normal lifting and carrying to when you need to exert power. This week we tackle the best and most effective ways to train your chest.
3576 Posted 33 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
When you receive your DNAFit results you'll find that on the fitness side will be an indication of your VO2max ability. But what does this mean? And how should you go about training?
3575 Posted 36 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
When you exercise, your body is put under stress and free radicals are produced, which can damage your cells. You can counteract this by preloading with antioxidant-rich foods to ensure your body maintains a healthy balance.
3574 Posted 38 Days Ago in: Training
Next up, we shift our focus to your arms and the exercises that you can do to build muscle and get the best results!
3573 Posted 40 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
Still wondering about how to optimise your ideal low carb diet type? We explain it all right here.
3569 Posted 43 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Thinking of spoiling your Valentine with a candlelit dinner prepared by you? Go ahead and include these foods on the menu to make your night that much more romantic...
3568 Posted 45 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition
We start off our body toning series with a focus on abs, detailing how you can get the perfect six pack or toned look you're aiming for.
3567 Posted 50 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Meal preparation can not only serve to save you time and money, but can also broaden your food choices and make you become more aware of what youâ€™re putting inside of your body.
3566 Posted 52 Days Ago in: Training
Optimise your workout by doing eccentric loading exercises to build your power and prevent injury. Our sports scientist tells you how!
3563 Posted 57 Days Ago in: Nutrition
It's a commonly accepted belief that we all get hungrier when it is cold, but is it simply a Pavlovian response to cultural norms and societal hive mind, or is there something to it? We investigate the research done around this topic to find out.
3562 Posted 59 Days Ago in: Training
If you're a runner, then you'll be well aware of how you feel after an intense session. And you'll know how important it is to adequately stress to reduce the likelihood of DOMS and stiffness. Here are our essential post-run stretches to try out next time.
3561 Posted 64 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Nutrition
There are various ways that we can affect positive change in our lives, to ensure that we "engineer" our bodies, and minds, to be at their peak. And so we investigated a few methods that could, potentially, help all of us live longer, and better.
3559 Posted 66 Days Ago in: Training
Tabata is another form of HIIT exercise that is much shorter but highly effective due to the intensity it puts your body under.
3557 Posted 71 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Insects are everywhere, but would you eat one? We discover the benefits of eating insects; for sustainability and for our nutrition.
3556 Posted 72 Days Ago in: Training
Warm ups are the foundation of every exercise that not only promote better performance, but aid recovery after exercise as well. Here's why you should stop and warm up before immediately hitting the weights at gym.
3555 Posted 73 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Forecasted nutrition trends in 2018
3554 Posted 73 Days Ago in: Training
Forecasted fitness trends for 2018
3552 Posted 85 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition
New Year's, for some, offers the daunting prospect of having to get raucous when all you really want to do is stay at home and treat it like any old day. But there are other ways to celebrate the coming of the New Year without getting too overboard. Here's how...
3551 Posted 88 Days Ago in: Training
Setting goals is easier said than done... and so we bring you a few ways to become a master of the art.
3550 Posted 92 Days Ago in: Nutrition
You've made all this food for Christmas... too much. And here's how to use leftovers in healthy ways the next day without wasting.
3549 Posted 94 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Nutrition
Getting yourself into the gym is only the first step... what's just as important is accessories you can use to boost your performance. Here's what you need to get off to a flying start!
3529 Posted 99 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
This Christmas you'll be faced with loads upon loads of tasty foods, but is there a way to do it genetically guided?
3528 Posted 101 Days Ago in: Training
Holidays are here! Which means a lot more socialising and a lot less time spent training, right? Wrong! Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that you still have a whole lot of fun while keeping your fitness levels at their peak.
3526 Posted 106 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
Breakfast, should you or shouldn't you? We investigate the value of eating a big breakfast in order to promote healthy weight loss.
3525 Posted 108 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Your power/endurance profile can give you a deep insight into the way to get the maximum results out of your training by adjusting to where you fall on the spectrum. This week, we focus on mixed bias and what this means for you.
3523 Posted 113 Days Ago in: Nutrition
The holiday season has almost arrived, even though you may not have noticed! But how do you stick to your diet and make the most of a time when it's all about socialising and relaxing a little?
3522 Posted 115 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Your power/endurance profile can give you a deep insight into the way to get the maximum results out of your training by adjusting to where you fall on the spectrum. This week, we focus on endurance bias and what this means for you.
3521 Posted 120 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Eating when you're tired isn't a new thing, but why does it happen?
3520 Posted 122 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Your power/endurance profile can give you a deep insight into the way to get the maximum results out of your training by adjusting to where you fall on the spectrum. This week, we focus on power bias and what this means for you.
3519 Posted 127 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition
The weekend is the time when we all get relaxed, and maybe a little too relaxed with our diets, but it's important to realise that you can still enjoy yourself and keep on track by making a few slight adjustments.
3518 Posted 129 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Nutrition
Physique means a lot to people who start training. They either want to lose weight or build muscle, or find an ideal middle ground, here we discuss what you can expect to get out of strength training and cardio.
3517 Posted 134 Days Ago in: Nutrition
The days are getting shorter, but you need to make every minute count - especially when you want to stay healthy and focus on your nutrition. This is why quick, easy, and healthy meals are essential.
3516 Posted 136 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
The sauna has always been a go-to for many people who work out, but what does it do for recovery?
3515 Posted 141 Days Ago in: Nutrition
We need to talk about vegetables...
3514 Posted 143 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Ever since wearable devices became the norm for anyone wanting to stay fit and track their progress, 10 000 steps per day has widely been regarded as the benchmark for activity levels, but is it necessary to stick to this to stay fit?
3513 Posted 148 Days Ago in: Nutrition
Sugar is prevalent in many foods and many of us cannot resist it because we've become so accustomed to eating it throughout our lives, yet we know that it is unhealthy. Cutting out sugar altogether is a steep challenge but we have come up with a few tips to help you get started.
3512 Posted 148 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Nutrition
You're training hard, you're dieting, you want to lose weight and get toned but something's not right, and you aren't getting the results you think you should be. It could be that you are eating too little...
3511 Posted 150 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition
Many of us spend so much at our desks that we forget that we need to stay active. Try these techniques to boost your fitness during time spent sitting down during the day!
3510 Posted 151 Days Ago in: Genetics, Industry News
3509 Posted 155 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition
There's a lot of talk about restricting calories when you want to lose weight, but you need to be careful of how you restrict them because there are unintended consequences linked to not eating enough and not getting enough fuel for your training.
3508 Posted 157 Days Ago in: Training
Using your body to gain inner strength or relying on external weights to build muscle, which is better?
3507 Posted 162 Days Ago in: Nutrition
A lot has been said about organic produce and sustainable eating but is it really better? Most people eat foods that are available at the supermarket so we went on a mission to discover if you should be paying extra, for the good of your health.
3506 Posted 164 Days Ago in: Training
Slow training puts a spin on how you would normally lift heavy weights, but is it better? We did some research to find out if it's something you should include in your training routine
3505 Posted 166 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Nutrition
Testosterone is needed to increase your chances of muscle gain, fat loss, lower fatigue during activity, high energy, increased ability to recover appropriately from exercise and can even reduce your susceptibility to injury. This is why it is beneficial to understand how we can boost our levels naturally.
3504 Posted 169 Days Ago in: Nutrition
You may not have thought anything about it, but soda is not only a major cause of weight gain but can also negatively impact the way that your brain works. We investigate how.
3503 Posted 171 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
When running customers through their DNAFit reports, a common question I am asked is â€śAre my results normal?â€ť This is a tough question to answer, because itâ€™s hard to define what normal actually is.
3502 Posted 171 Days Ago in: Training
Strength training comes in all shapes and sizes, and if you incorporate slight adjustments to your gym routine youâ€™ll find that itâ€™ll be both rewarding and beneficial.
3501 Posted 176 Days Ago in: Nutrition
A histamine intolerance can have different effects depending on your sensitivity. But what is it? And how do you prevent becoming ill from it?
3500 Posted 178 Days Ago in: Training
How do you become an elite endurance athlete? And are there some predictive markers that can help to determine this? Sports scientist Peter Parel delves into the inner workings of endurance performance and what can lead to being successful.
3499 Posted 179 Days Ago in: Genetics
In the quest to learn more about ourselves on a genetic level, we must understand that genetics only helps to add more pieces to the puzzle, but still cannot answer everything. For this reason, epigenetics has become just as important as genetics when understanding ourselves
3498 Posted 183 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Nutrition
Want to become more human than you ever thought imaginable? Biohacking is a brand new trend where you use everything at your disposal to optimise your life and make this possible!
3497 Posted 185 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Do you love your routine? Or do you enjoy changing it up? And what's better? We investigate the benefits of both and help you to decide
3496 Posted 185 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics, Industry News
DNAFit's Head of Product & Olympic medallist, Andrew Steele, tells his story of learning about his genetic profile after a career of highs and lows.
3495 Posted 190 Days Ago in: Training
Face it, most of our lives are so busy that we struggle to find time to train, but there's hope for you yet! Here are a few ways to fit some valuable exercise in with your schedule.
3494 Posted 192 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
If you're feeling a bit down and don't know how to get out of the slump then these foods can go a long way to making you feel better
3493 Posted 197 Days Ago in: Industry News
3490 Posted 258 Days Ago in: Genetics, Industry News, Nutrition
3489 Posted 199 Days Ago in: Nutrition
How do you take your chocolate? Science suggests that if you want to get healthy benefits from chocolate then it should be dark.
3487 Posted 211 Days Ago in: Training
Creatine is a supplement that is used by weight lifters and athletes in order to increaser their performance levels, especially when it comes to high intensity interval training (HIIT) and resistance training. It pulls water into the muscles and has been shown to increase peopleâ€™s size, but there is no use in taking it and then not putting in the effort in the gym or on the sports field as you will quickly lose that water weight. The thinking behind why creatine is essential for performance is that it also assists with explosive power and if you are able to lift those one or two reps more at a higher weight every time you train then you will indeed see bigger gains, because of the overall effort that youâ€™re putting in.
3486 Posted 215 Days Ago in: Training, Nutrition
You see all those athletes and exercise models on Instagram? What if we told you that they suffer from the same thing as you do? Inflammation happens to everyone, it is part of our bodyâ€™s natural response to damaged tissues and also plays a role in the immune system response. With modern day advances we are now able to see just how much inflammation youâ€™re likely to feel from a strenuous bout of activity through the analysis of your genes. At DNAFit we look at four genetic inflammatory markers - IL6, IL6R, CRP and TNF. Variations in these genes give us a clue if you are predisposed to suffer significantly increased levels or slightly increased levels of inflammation. Knowing your predisposition of this biological phenomenon can make big differences to your training and even more so to your recovery strategies which necessitate your training schedule and ultimately your goals.
3485 Posted 226 Days Ago in: Nutrition
The Ketogenic Diet takes the science of the low carb diet even further where the majority of the food that youâ€™ll eat will be fats, and only a small amount will be carbs When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source. Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body. Eating less carbs means that your body has to look for other fuel sources to burn, and feeds itself off fats and protein
3484 Posted 229 Days Ago in: Training, Genetics
Weâ€™ve tested a lot of people at DNAFit over the years, and weâ€™ve also got a lot of questions regarding our reports. In this article, our Head of Sport Science Craig Pickering is going to try and cover the answers to the most common questions regarding the fitness report, in the hope that it can increase peopleâ€™s understanding of what it offer.
3482 Posted 232 Days Ago in: Training
Total body resistance training, or TRX, was developed for people who can train anytime anywhere. TRX suspension training engages muscles that you didnâ€™t even know you had! It can be done to strengthen all the muscles of your body and, most importantly, your core because you will be required to use your bodyweight to complete the movements. You can use TRX to do chest press, bicep curls, leg raises, rows and much more while only using your own power. The value in doing such training is that you will be activating your innate strength and creating resistance, making it different from normal bodyweight exercises.
3481 Posted 236 Days Ago in: Genetics, Nutrition
We asked our Head of Sport Science, Craig Pickering to give us a run through all the frequently asked questions about our diet report. So if you want to find out more about nutrition information you can get from a DNAFit report, read on.
3480 Posted 239 Days Ago in: Training
Stress plays a major role in society and can be crippling to some, resulting in them underachieving and just not feeling up to it. It can affect our lives in various ways and is a symptom of society that needs to be stopped, one way or another.
3479 Posted 243 Days Ago in: Industry News
Leading genetics brand DNAFit today announced the launch of five new DNA-based products developed in partnership with Helix, a personal genomics company that today launched the first online marketplace of DNA-powered products. The partnership is the latest exciting step in DNAFitâ€™s mission to help identify how people can exercise, eat right, and live better on a truly personal level. The brand focuses on taking cutting edge science out of the laboratory and into the hands of both ordinary consumers and elite sportspeople, helping them understand how their DNA affects their response to fitness and nutrition changes.
3478 Posted 247 Days Ago in: Training
That feel-good feeling associated with exercise can be directly correlated to chemicals in the brain that stimulate the body to feel this way. These neurochemicals are known as endorphins and are produced in the brain as a reaction to stress and pain. They minimise the negative impact both of these can have on your wellbeing â€“ mind and body â€“ and can also lead to feelings of euphoria in some cases. One of these cases is during exercise. An interview with J. Kip Matthews goes on to explain how "endorphins are also involved in natural reward circuits related to activities such as feeding, drinking, sexual activity and maternal behaviour.â€ť
3477 Posted 249 Days Ago in: Industry News
DNAFit is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Silvia Camporesi to the DNAFit Scientific Advisory Board as External Advisor for Bioethics. A highly respected figure within the field of bioethics, Dr. Camporesi will play a key role in advising best practice on how DNAFit will execute and communicate its consumer genetics messaging and product innovations, at a time when consumers are faced with confusion when choosing between direct-to-consumer genetic products in a market with inconsistent levels of regulation
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