The medical profession nowadays is blessed with disruptive scientific insights into people’s physical condition. The completion in 2004 of the human genome project marked an epic breakthrough in the centuries-long pursuit of precious knowledge. Since then, DNA testing has evolved from a sci-fi phenomenon to a customary medical procedure. It was proven that genetic factors rank second after out behavioral patterns like diet and smoking in determining why people get sick.

Aside from the lifestyle and nutrition recommendations that genetic testing offers, it may benefit fitness coaches and trainers by giving them precise DNA-based information about their clients. With the growing popularity of online coaching platforms, such as Mindbody or PTHub, just to name a few, health coaches armed with their clients’ genetic history provided by OmeCare will be able to fine-tune training plans and regimens. This creates a win-win situation: coaches add a great deal of credibility and sound scientific backing to their training programs while their clients obtain customized training plans and nutrition advice focused on performance. Online fitness platforms normally keep client files that include a wealth of data, such as physical parameters, age, body fat, history of injuries, the average number of training hours, resting heart rate, preferred activity, etc. But none of them account for a client’s predisposition for certain conditions, let alone recommend customers engage in or stay away from a particular sports activity. The in-depth, precise genetic mapping—through OmeHealth test— that OmeCare so masterfully implements will be of great assistance in that regard.

It is scientifically proven that a person’s health is 40% determined by lifestyle, i.e. roughly the choices we make ourselves regarding what we eat, how we exercise, and how we manage our stress.  Our genetics account for another 30%, and tell us about our disease predisposition, how particular diets affect us, and what medication would be the best to deal with a particular health problem. The next 20% account for social and environmental factors such as home and family, mental wellness, and economic stability. The remaining 10% is determined by the quality of the clinical care we receive.

This vital information is peer-reviewed and is supported by a study conducted by AETNA healthcare provider. Clearly, if one can up his—or clients’— chances for a healthier lifestyle by 40% just by sticking to an exercise and nutrition regimen that a precise DNA test can help determine, it would be unwise, to say the least, to pass up on such an opportunity. This equally applies to medical and fitness professionals.

Another life-enhancing tool health professionals should consider recommending their clients is OmeCare’s dietgene app. Designed with a view to offering precise, DNA-based diets, the app uses more than 50 DNA markers, genetic predispositions, and activity levels to recommend the right meals, even recipes.  Access to the app is free once you have taken the DNA test. The AI updates the daily calorie budget and makes recommendations based on one’s activity level and weight progress.

What makes OmeCare truly unique as a reliable genetic testing provider is its San Diego laboratory. The lab ownership is quite rare, most genetic companies outsource lab research with the result that their testing is based on the so-called template—a broad, generic set of genes, a boilerplate of sorts. OmeCare’s tests are pinpointed, customized, and processed in-house—another strong reason to trust it.