There is this bubbling undercurrent in the health industry that is seeking to reinvent the way in which people approach to exercise and health. It is taking the entire approach up until now and flipping it on its head. The basis of the regiment- genetics.
The Argument for Genetics
The argument is actually rather clear. Exercise based on genetics will help deploy a more personalized strategy. In a very basic example, people who are genetically disposed to having a high metabolism can focus their attention on strict exercise. The health plan, across the board, is fundamentally crafted based on the genetics of the individual.
It is the entire opposite of how health plans have been, for the most part, crafted in the 21st century. There is a book that highlights all the various things anyone can do to lose weight, get fit, stave off cravings, etc. Every book for every purpose exists somewhere, and it is not only in books. Health plans are written down and explored in marketing to be something that anyone can fit into if they just try.
There is No Universal and Easily Packaged Method to Health
A genetics based approach says the opposite. It says that no plan can fit everyone because everyone reacts differently to different exercise and health regimens. How can anyone write a book, develop a website, craft a plan to be sold, and expect it to work universally?
It’s an argument made with Pathway Genomics. There is no universal method. A health plan is developed based on the specific attributes of the individual. Do they respond better to marathon running and jogging compared to weights? Is a calorie-rich diet fruitless in gaining muscle? Some people may be predisposed to seeing no or few changes with regular jogging. It’s a predisposition everyone would hope for.
The plan breaks down the very specific strengths and weaknesses of the person built into their genetic code and leans into these realities. If widely accepted, it could discourage any and all methods that are built to “work for everyone,” with the understanding that this expectation is impractical, unrealistic, and flawed.