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April 5, 2017
Know Your Genes: PPARA

The Peroxisome Proliferator- Activated Receptor (PPARA) gene is associated with the synthesis of Peroxisome Proliferator- Activated Receptor Alpha (PPARA), a protein associated with the activation of other genes and also in regulation of fatty acid oxidation during exercise. A lack of energy in the cells activate this gene like during endurance exercises or when fasting. […]

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March 24, 2017
Know Your Genes: MMP3 - “The Risk of Injury Gene”

The Matrix Metalloproteinase 3 (MMP3) gene is associated with the synthesis of matrix metalloproteinase 3 (also called Stromelysin-1), an enzyme which is associated with the breakdown of extra cellular matrix during the normal physiological process. MMP3 is required to maintain Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) homeostasis and it contributes to the material integrity, as well as […]

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August 12, 2016
Running at the Rio 2016: The gene for speed, ACTN3 can reveal the secrets of sprinting success

Since the start of Olympics in 776 BC, running has always been a remarkable event in the world of sport. This Rio 2016 is no exception and set to be another epic feast for running fans. The fundamental dimension of the Olympics is all about “Citius, Altius, Fortius” which translates to “Faster, Higher, stronger” and running […]

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January 13, 2015
Know Your Genes To Achieve Peak Fitness

The modern sedentary lifestyle has now made obesity, a national epidemic. Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness professionals are doing everything they can to encourage people to lead healthier lives. Why not use your 23andme fitness information from your raw data to learn more about the status of sports-related genes like ACE and ACTN3? Why do some […]

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November 21, 2014
Flexibility – Fundamental component of exercise regimen

Stretching is one of the most fundamental components of a fitness or exercise regime. Performing stretching exercises before any fitness activity allows the body to become more flexible and less prone to injury. Stretching after exercise is also equally important. It allows the muscles to get back to their normal form and helps reduce muscle […]

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