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Sports psychology and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 26, 2019

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you likely know that DNA has an effect on athletic training and performance, injury prevention and recovery, nutrition, and general wellness. But did you know that studies have shown that genetics also have an effect on sports psychology? 

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Nutrigenomics: Calcium Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body and is essential to the health of your bones. It also plays a critical role in muscle growth and proper muscle function, the secretion of hormones, and the transmission of signals in your nervous system. Dairy products, dark green vegetables and nuts are excellent sources of calcium.

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Joint Health and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Keeping your joints healthy can help you enjoy an active lifestyle for many years. As you age, joint wear and tear is common – although this can be worsened if you engage in high-impact sports or have had a previous injury.

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VO2 Max and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 05, 2019

The ACE gene was one of the first linked to athletic performance, specifically VO2 max and maximal heart rate. Functionally, ACE helps regulate blood pressure and blood pressure variations in response to exercise and dietary salt. The variant associated with higher blood pressure may also provide a VO2 max advantage during prolonged exercise.

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Tendon injury and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 29, 2019
Tendons are the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones to help control how your limbs move. They are like thick, strong, elastic bands that function in a manner similar to a spring. In fact, they are so strong you can suspend 12 times your body weight from your Achilles tendon.  But tendons are susceptible to injury and our DNA plays a role .
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