Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Pain Tolerance is
What does this mean?
Likely to have typical pain tolerance. Your genotypes indicate that you have a tendency to have intermediate pain tolerance.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Pain Tolerance.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Cruciferous vegetables with high levels of sulforaphane such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and bok choy could reduce inflammation and subsequent pain.
- Ginger works as an anti-inflammatory agent and is linked to reduced muscle soreness and muscle pain after exercise.
- The anti-inflammatory effects of ketogenic diets (high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet) or Mediterranean diet may reduce pain.
- Grape seed and its extracts are high in proanthocyanidin which has anti-inflammatory effects that have the potential to reduce pain.
- Fish oil containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are effective natural anti-inflammatory agents to help cope with inflammation-induced pain.
- Studies found that oral curcumin supplementation has anti-inflammatory effects where it decreases inflammatory cytokines and would likely lower the pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Research has found that obese individuals suffer more chronic pain than individuals with a healthy weight.
- Get enough sleep as it is critical for physical recovery and aids in growth hormone release. Studies have found that sleep deprivation interrupts the physical recovery and impairs growth hormone release.
- Massage therapy and acupuncture can help to relieve pain by promoting blood flow, reducing muscle tightness, and reducing localized inflammation.
- Implement ergonomic practices to improve posture and reduce physical stress in your daily routine.
- Do regular aerobic and resistance training to improve cellular function and circulation which can improve inflammatory response.
- Practice periodical stretching and flexing of your muscles throughout the day to avoid muscle tightness and bad posture.