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Exercising But Not Seeing Results? Here’s What You Should Do

Exercise is imperative to maintaining the ideal body weight and figure. However, despite ensuring complete adherence to their work out plan, many individuals remain unsuccessful at achieving their weight loss goals. While sometimes this is primarily due to our inability to take other contributing factors into account, such as low high calorie intake and unhealthy lifestyle habits, most often, we remain unable to reap the benefits of training due to wrong selection of exercises.

It is important to understand that our genetic makeup influences our body’s response to different exercises. There are a number of genes that affect our strength, endurance, fat burning ability, metabolism rate, and various other traits. An in-depth understanding of how our unique genome affects our response to exercise is important to create a personalized training plan and achieve our desired level of health and fitness.

How Our Genes Influence Our Body’s Response to Exercise?

The human genome comprises of 23 chromosomes pairs that contain over 20,000 genes. While all human beings are 99.9 genetically equal, it’s the different variants of these genes that account for our body’s unique response to food and exercises.

For example, individuals with a ‘sprint’ allele on their ACTN3 gene can produce a protein found in fast-twitch muscles. As a result, these individuals have athletic ability and they are genetically fast and strong. On the other hand, presence of a particular allele on FTO gene increases an individual’s risk of developing obesity. As a result, these individuals must keep track of their calorie intake and make sure that they are burning off more calories than they are consuming.

How to Develop a Personalized Training Plan?

As mentioned earlier, gaining an understanding of how your body responds to different foods and exercises is important to develop an effective training plan. Nutrigenomics testing is a quick, simple, and non-invasive way to determine the effect of your genetic makeup on your athletic ability, strength, endurance, and metabolic rate.

Pathway FIT® is one of the most comprehensive tests available today that evaluate over 80 different genetic markers to create a personalized fitness profile and offer you evidence-backed dietary and exercise recommendations. It tells you more about the way you are built, so that you can personalize your lifestyle, as well as your training plan to fit your biology.

Here is an example of how Pathway FIT can help you design a personalized fitness plan.

  • It can tell you if you are more equipped for sprinting or running long distances
  • It can provide you information on how your body is likely to respond to cardio and weight bearing exercises
  • It can help you determine whether or not your weight or cholesterol level is sensitive to exercises
  • It can tell you if you are prone to suffer injuries from exercising and how you can avoid them

Interested in learning which exercise will help you lose weight faster? Opt for Pathway FIT to get your personalized fitness profile.

To learn more, contact us at 877.505.7374 or email at clientservices@pathway.com.