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A new study on the genetics of fitness is trying to find out if the body's receptivity to exercise is genetic or not.
The researchers have looked at thousands of individual segments of DNA, which are called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and identified a particular gene that responds to exercise by a measurement called maximum oxygen capacity.
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A particular gene known as ACSL1 seems to play a role in how a body metabolizes fats and subsequently affects exercise response.
The findings, though preliminary, do point towards exercise benefits being genetic. Still, exercise has a multitude of benefits and cannot be discarded by indivi...
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HIIT workouts generally combine short bursts of intense heart-pounding exercise (during which a person’s heart rate reaches at least 80 percent of its maximum capacity, usually for 1 to 5 minutes) with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise.
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Taking up exercise could change your desire for specific foods.
One study found that novice exercisers start to have a diminished appetite for fattening foods. However, different people respond differently to the same exercise routine and the same foods, showing the c...
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