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Activity Traits

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Sedentarism, or a lifestyle lacking in physical activity, is unfortunately very common. Among the risks of physical inactivity are cognitive decline and shorter lifespan. Walk at least 30 minutes/day. 

PMID 21079443 18185033 

Endurance Athleticism

Endurance athleticism enables long, sustained periods of physical exertion, and is associated with improved energy efficiency. 

PMID 8043716 12879365 

Power Athleticism

Power athleticism enables increased muscle contractile force. Accordingly, it is associated with improved sprint speed and muscle performance.

PMID 21079443 18185033 

Muscle Recovery

Balancing muscle recovery time and exercise sessions is critical in building strength and fitness. Avoid alcohol and ensure adequate sleep and nutrition to facilitate faster recovery.

Adrenaline Response to Exercise

Exercise activates the "fight or flight" response, leading to the release of adrenaline. Increased adrenaline secretion from exercise may prevent tumor growth.

PMID 17008817 16878403 

Noradrenaline Response to Exercise

Noradrenaline acts in the brain to increase vigilance and memory formation. Systemically, it acts to increase heart rate, glucose release, and blood flow to skeletal muscles.

PMID 17008817 16878403 

Respiratory Sensitivity to Pollution and Smoke

Respiratory sensitivity to pollution refers to an individual's relative likelihood of developing a pulmonary condition when chronically exposed to air pollution or smoke from any source.

Temperature Regulation During Exercise

Core body temperature regulation influences the subjective feeling of pleasure during exercise, as well as performance. If you overheat often, try swimming or wear breathable athletic wear.

PMID 22899923 20407090

Circadian Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm is your body's natural clock. Some people are delayed, meaning they wake up and sleep later, some advanced, meaning they wake and sleep earlier, and some are intermediate.

PMID 23034908 

Heart Rate Response to Exercise Training

An individual's heart rate response to exercise training refers to how quickly daily exercise training can reduce resting heart rate and improve cardiovascular health.

PMID 22899923 20407090

Fast Twitch Muscle

Fast twitch muscles produce greater contractile force, therefore influencing strength, speed, and energy expenditure.

PMID 18043716 12879365 

Plasma Homocysteine Response to Exercise

 Homocysteine is an amino acid implicated in cardiovascular disease and dementia. Individuals at risk of elevated homocysteine can modify the association by maintaining high cardio fitness.

PMID 18162478 18789576 

Risk of Low Bone Mineral Density

Certain variants in the Vitamin D receptor can predispose individuals to low bone density. This risk can be offset with frequent consumption of vitamin D, calcium, and daily physical activity.

PMID 8845602 22193625 

Propensity for Inflammation

Inflammation liberates, and is potentiated by, reactive oxygen species. A Mediterranean diet can reduce inflammation, and frequent consumption of vitamin C and E reduce oxidative stress.

PMID 22572643 18326615