Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Fat Storage is
What does this mean?
Your genotype indicates an increased weight loss resistance and a greater decrease in lipid oxidation rate. In other words, your body tends to store fat.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Fat Storage.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Monitor your dietary intake of fat, especially saturated fats found in butter, cheese, and red meat. According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, it is recommended that the dietary fat intake of healthy adults should be within a range of 25-30% of the total calories daily.
- Get enough sleep. It is advisable to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Good quality of sleep helps to boost metabolism and prevent weight gain. In contrast, lack of sleep triggers hunger hormones and increases your appetite.
- Reduce consumption of alcohol as it significantly causes excess fat storage around the waist.
- Reduce stress levels by taking occasional breaks to de-stress. Stress triggers the body to produce cortisol (stress hormone), which leads to increased appetite and fat storage.
- Include physical exercises in your daily routine (e.g. jogging, running, cycling) to burn fats. This also helps to prevent excess fat storage, especially around the waist, thighs, and abdomen.
- Persistent exercising has also shown results on controlling weight, lowering risk of heart diseases, as well as promoting emotional stability and productivity.
- Join a sports club or sign up for a gym membership to keep yourself committed to exercising regularly.
Result Explanation Recommendations:
- Perform different types of exercises on a regular basis. It is recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services that a healthy adult should exercise at least 3 times a week for a duration of 30 minutes every session.
- Be active in aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and running to increase metabolism and burn fats.
- Perform resistance training, such as lifting weights to strengthen and tone the muscles.
- Be involved in outdoor physical activities like hiking and jungle trekking, or sports like basketball, football, volleyball, and badminton.
- Do simple yoga exercises to improve overall physical and mental health. It is proven that people who do yoga tend to be more mindful about what they eat.