The GenoVive Nutrition and Fitness Genetic Profile Report
A DNA test offers valuable insight about your patient’s unique nutrition and fitness needs. By combining their genetic test results with their personal information such as age, gender, height, and weight, GenoVive will determine the diet and exercise plan that will work best for them. Their Nutrition and Fitness Genetic Profile Report will explain the results for each genetic marker we test. It will also give them simple, practical diet and exercise programs that put this knowledge to work for them. Our goal is to give your patients the information they need to make optimal lifestyle choices and achieve fitness goals.
The first section of the report gives the specific results for each of the 24 genetic markers tested. Section One gives an overview of what these results indicate about optimizing nutrition and fitness based on specific genetic traits. Easy to understand charts review what the test results suggest for optimizing macronutrient intake and exercise programs.
Section One also gives an overview of how genes make individuals unique in terms of nutritional and fitness needs, as well as how they can affect behavioral traits related to health and wellness. This simple explanation covers the vocabulary used in the rest of the report and points to resources for those who want a deeper understanding of the science behind the GenoVive program.
Section Two: Nutrition
Section Two explains in greater detail what the genetic test results reveal about your patient’s nutritional needs. This section offers a practical guide to optimize nutrition based on genetic information obtained from the DNA test, as well as other important factors such as height, weight, age, gender and activity level.
The proportion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins is important to optimal energy level.
Section Two offers specific caloric and serving units to target five different activity levels. This allows the patient or client to adjust their nutritional intake based on changing levels of physical activity.
Section Three: Fitness Related Results
Section Three explains what the test results suggest about the need for intensity and duration of weekly exercise. Based on their genetic predispositions, some individuals require a greater quantity and intensity of weekly activity to remain fit. Others can achieve the same results with more moderate intensity exercise for shorter periods.
This section also examines what the genetic results suggest about which exercises and sports the individual may be best suited for genetically. Key genetic markers inform on which types of activities an individual may find easier and may excel at, and which ones will be more challenging. For example, specific genotypes for certain markers are correlated with an ability to perform best at activities which require endurance, such as long distance running, while other suggest a greater ability to excel at activities requiring intense bursts of energy, such as sprinting.
Section Three concludes with a discussion about what the test reveals about the best methods of resistance training for the individual. Some individuals will experience better results with heavier loads and shorter durations, while others will get more from using lighter loads and longer durations.
Section Four discusses how our genes and mood influence our behavior and food choices.
Mood can play a significant role in our ability to make healthy food choices. It is known that when we are in positive mood, we make healthier food choices. However, when we are in negative mood we tend to indulge in food that is either high in sugar or fat.