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DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, is a long molecule that gives instructions to build proteins needed for all of our body’s functions. It contains the completely unique genetic code for every human being.
Half of our DNA or genetic material comes from our father, and half from our mother. Between the DNA of the two, a script is written for the traits we inherit, the possible medical conditions we may have in our lifetime, and factors in our appearance like eye and hair color.
The molecule itself appears like a twisted “ladder” that’s also called a double helix. The sides of the ladder are made up of a phosphate molecule and a sugar molecule called “deoxyribose”. The rungs of the ladder are formed by nucleotides or nitrogen containing regions called “bases”.
There are four nucleotides, that depending on how they repeat as pairs, define every aspect of our being. These nucleotides are:
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Your Performance and Fitness Potential
You know the winner’s podium, have felt the weight of a medal, or kissed the championship trophy. You want to conquer time, distance, lifts, stamina or technique, at a whole other level for the record books.
You lace, glove, or suit up, clamp in, or goggle down, at every opportunity. You’re a competitor when you’re not car-pooling, mastering the art of the business deal, or generally making the world a better place.
You may have just started your sport/fitness journey, are thinking about “dusting off” an old passion or are wondering how to get out of a rut. Or maybe you just want to be fitter.
You may have a family history of heart disease or perhaps you’ve already experienced a cardiac event or stroke and need to understand the underlying genetic factors.