The Mindfulness Approach To Achieving Your Goal

Each individual decision we make either has a positive or negative impact on how quickly we achieve our goal, or whether we achieve it at all. The mindfulness approach is one way to help you stay on track this month, and prevent you form undoing the good habits you have developed this year.

Turmeric: The Root (Or Stem) Of The Matter

A powder commonly used for color and flavor in curry dishes, turmeric has shown to lower blood pressure and improve insulin function. Discover the other health benefits of turmeric, and which genotypes benefit from it most.

FitnessGenes Food: Vegetarian Kibbeh

Want to add some Turmeric to your diet now that you know the benefits? Try this fantastic Kibbeh recipe. A ball shaped, meat free dish, popular in Middle Eastern and Latin America cuisine.

The ONE supplement you almost certainly need to take this winter

Winter has certainly arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it comes shorter, colder days. The resulting limited exposure to sunlight can mean that you are at an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. So why is this vitamin essential, and where else can you get it from?

Cinnamon Cookie Clusters

Here’s a great holiday recipe using cinnamon that would help even Santa’s waistline. This spice is widely known for its uses in cooking, however, holistic healing practices originating from India used cinnamon medicinally for thousands of years, where it was a remedy for many respiratory and digestive issues.

Cinnamon: Full of Spice and Everything Nice

Cinnamon is a spice found from the inner bark of trees indigenous to Sri Lanka and the southern parts of India. Now, cinnamon doesn’t come from just any tree. It comes from a genus known as Cinnamomum. This tropical evergreen comes in 2 types: Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamon cassia, also known as Cinnamomum aromaticum.

Thanksgiving Food: Green Beans

They may not be the Thanksgiving dish you look forward to most, but green beans are packed with key vitamins and health benefits. Find out how your FitnessGenes results can help determine how much you should be eating.

Green Bean and Sesame Salad

There will be no forcing your family to eat their greens this Thanksgiving with our delicious green bean and sesame salad. Just be sure you make enough for second servings!

The Quantified Self - It's All About You!

The rise of fitness apps and wearables has allowed us to easily quantify our performance and progress. But what does the term 'Quantified Self' really mean? Hear how FitnessGenes are combining this data with your DNA results to further personalize your health and fitness.

Grits For Gains

This week, we’ve got the perfect breakfast meal for you to pack on some winter muscle. The carbohydrate of choice: Grits.

The Physiology of Hidden Muscles: Diaphragm

One of the easiest ways to evaluate your training progress is to simply look in the mirror. But what about the muscles that you can't see? We explain the physiology and function behind our hidden muscles, starting with the diaphragm.