Your genetic makeup helps determine how much you get out of dieting and exercising. Researchers now aim to identify the genes that determine the effect that diabetes patients get from diet and exercise. If the researchers succeed in identifying the gene variants they are looking for, the project could pave the way for improved personalized prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetic patients.
One thing we are seeing more of these days is the gamification of fitness. From brand new competitive cycling classes, such as The Pursuit by Equinox to running apps like Fleety or RunKeeper, gamifying your workouts adds a whole new level of motivation that is just the extra push many are looking for. Games can make fitness fun by providing a story to immerse ourselves in and the recognition and rewards we need to keep us going.