DNA Testing… is it worth it?

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DNA Testing?

Is it worth it…. it seem’s expensive….what will I actually gain from having it done?  The most common comments I am getting asked, and the questions I thought before having it done.

I’ve watched over the last couple of years the latest trends within the fitness industry, seeing which ones I think are the best to train, educate and progress my knowledge, and the service I offer to my clients.

The DNA Body Performance Pro Test comes in at £250.  What I think is, that as a one off test, with all the information you receive, if it’s something that interests you, its worth the investment.

You will learn how your body responds to certain types of exercise,  how quickly you recover and if you are prone to injury.  The test also looks at your carbohydrate, salt, alcohol, diary tolerance levels, and your ability to for your body to process, produce, synthesis Anti Oxidants, Omega 3, Vit B, D, and your detoxification ability.

What must be taken into consideration, is testing your DNA is a snap shot to enhance your performance, well being, fat loss and enjoyment.  It’s a part of your lifestyle, so if you already have a balanced life, good sleep, good, fresh foods, balanced training and recovery, and fun…. and are looking for an edge to train smarter, or/and you don’t have any of this, and have tried loads of things and nothing quite gives you the motivation and results, DNA Fit I believe is a useful, strong tool.

The results come via email in a great summary sheet, mine is attached above.  Combined with this is a breakdown of each area to give you more advice and knowledge if you would like to know the science and more behind it.

Personally my DNA test was fascinating, way more interesting that I thought it would be, and useful.   I do think it should be taken with caution, for if I had received my results, without the knowledge I have I may have thought… well I can’t do a marathon, or I’m sensitive and intolerant to so much, ahh!! However, I found it so useful, personally and professionally.

Without a doubt I have to manage my food, nutrition and recovery at a higher level than some to complete things without being injured.  Through my years I have had several extreme, near death conditions/sports injuries… having this knowledge helps me to refine things further and I will monitor with interest the results.  I think it was by no coincidence I contracted weils disease and encephalitis following training for an Ironman and eating more carbohydrates.  So, okay huge stress on the body, etc etc… but it’s useful information.

For Team Energised Clients, I think it is exciting and will allow me to fine tune their training programmes and nutrition more specifically. Of course, this is something we do already, as every body is different, and every body at different ages and stages in life is different… but this adds another edge to training.   And I think it is exceptionally relevant for everyone, for GP Referral and complex medical cases to Team GB athletes, business people or teenagers…

Stats out in a recent feature for Healthy Magazine sugggest that 60% of bodyweight varience is down to genetic factors, and 33% were more likely to lose weight by having their DNA tested and following adapted nutrition plan, to a standard plan. Interesting thoughts that are obviously in their infancy in the fitness market, but one I am definitely certain will appeal and benefit a proportion of my clients.

Keep a look out for our Blood Testing Analysis, DNA Pro Training and thoughts in July.

Train Smart – Order your’s Today…. questions tweet @kimingleby

You can order a DNA Fit Pro Performance Test directly with myself by clicking here or send me an email energisedperformance@gmail.comhttp://www.energisedperformance.com/section.php/585/1/dna_fit_testing

I believe the DNA Testing makes your training smarter and more specific, and links really well with our Summer #HotBod Course starting on 21st June – http://kiminglebyfit.com/30-day-challenge-hot-bod/

Find out more here: http://www.dnafit.com/

DNA Fit Interview with Matt Roberts (who I used to work for in 2001 and highly respect) https://youtu.be/DrbOG610lr4

#TuesdayTest What do you drink? Teapig #matchachallenge

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What do you drink? Do you hydrate enough? Do you notice the difference if you have…? I would love to know.

I recommend a pint of warm water with lemon juice in the morning, followed by 2-3 litres of water depending on your body weight and training intensity,

I include Green and White Tea, with Peppermint and Liquirice Tea, that’s my mix… what’s yours?

Your body is made up of a lot of water, it needs water to work efficiently, to give you a sparkle in your eyes, to break down food, to give you energy, boost immunity and #feelgood.

This week’s #tuesdaytest and boosting our energy even more is the teapigs #matchachallenge, packed full of antioxidants and used for centuries for numerous health benefits its definitely worth a go…. 2 week challenge, who’s joining in then?

Find out more and buy yours here: http://www.teapigs.co.uk/tea/shop_by_category/matcha_shop#matchatab-intro #matcha15 gets 20% off

Share your photos on FB, Twitter and Instagram #matchchallenge #hotbod

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New Year’s Resolutions, Be Brave and Go Do…..

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#Kimpossible weekend kick for YOU… yes indeed  So… you know that thing that scares you, but you really want to do it….?Not a huge thing, but something that you know will make a difference to YOU and your life, confidence and daily well being….. Well, this weekend, I challenge you to go and do it.

Because, there will never be a right time, everything will never feel just right… sometimes you just have to do ‘it’. Here’s my commitment to you…..

I got a bike fit by the lovely people at the The Triathlon Shop in June 2013, then Weils near killed me off, then I tried to kill it off last September, then it nearly killed me again…. left with autoimmune encephalitis which pops up regularly enough to challenge me…. and give me millions of learnings.

Yesterday I decided was the day. The conditions were not perfect in me, but the weather and day was……I managed a very wobbly, very short bike ride on my own! Yippee, yippee.

So if you think, I’m waiting to feel this….. before I do this….. you may wait a long time. I was very nervous.

I know it will be a bit like a dance, forwards once step, rest two steps backwards, forward another. But hey, let’s go for that ride together…..

I want to live, bounce, laugh, love and be fit, inside and out. I want YOU (if you are ready) to join me this year and do just that…..

#mylb Make your Life Brilliant Workshops – Bristol 24th Jan & London 31st Jan

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#hotbod 30 Day Online Course, starts 18th Jan – simple nutrition and training plans to get results: http://kiminglebyfit.com/30-day-challenge-hot-bod/

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