Your Genetic Owner's Manual
The Beyond Wellness Fitness Test is your roadmap to reach your fitness goals. We use state-of-the-art technology to decode your DNA and apply years of research to create a nutrition and fitness plan uniquely designed for you.
Your genetics determine how your body processes certain nutrients and responds to different types of exercise. By making yourself aware of these details, you can enhance your diet and fitness routine to achieve peak performance and reach optimum health.
Your DNA affects how your body responds to exercise. By finding out if you store fat inside muscle (intramuscularly) or under the skin (subcutaneously), you can discover if your body triggers fat loss via resistance training or aerobic exercise and start training more efficiently.
Fuel Your Body
Your body’s response to dietary carbohydrates and fats is determined by a group of genes responsible for things like fat cell formation, insulin resistance and secretion, satiety, and glucose homeostasis. Discover your unique response to carbs and fats in order to choose foods and design meals that will fuel your workouts and optimize your health.
Your genetics determine your body’s response to different types of exercise. Discover whether or not you are prone to injury or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS and learn techniques to prevent and manage soreness).
Supplement Your Health
Vitamin deficiencies are linked to a number of genetic variants that affect your body’s natural response to a number of vitamin-rich sources. Find out how your genetic profile is impacting your Vitamin A, B6, B12, D, and E levels in order to determine the supplement regimen that will be most effective in supporting your unique health needs.
Avoid Harmful Foods
Elimination diets are time consuming and difficult to sustain. Avoid some of the guess work by learning how your DNA affects your inflammatory response, lactose digestion, caffeine sensitivity, cholesterol response and more. This will help you determine which foods to indulge and which to avoid.
Recognize Impulsive Tendencies
Understand how your DNA impacts your decision making, including your reaction to food cravings and motivation to exercise. Certain genetic variants decrease the concentration of dopamine receptors in the brain which can increase your susceptibility to addictive tendencies. However, biology is not destiny and finding out how your brain signals these “feel good” sensations can help you recognize and counteract harmful habits before they begin.
How much you eat is influenced by appetite (the desire to eat) and satiety (the sensation of fullness). Both of these are controlled by regulatory signals from the gut to the hypothalamus in the brain. Your genetic variants determine your sensitivity to these signals and, therefore, your tendency to overeat. Learn to recognize these faulty signals and overcome your desire to overeat.