Diet as a cornerstone of an individual’s overall environment has a significant influence on health in the broadest sense, from the prevention of diseases to performance, enjoyment, and overall quality of life. Nutrigenomics, as a subset of the more general field of genomics, actively addresses the genetic basis of response to nutrition and diet and, in parallel, the variations in dietary responsiveness among humans that are assignable to genotype.
How much we benefit from fitness and exercise depends strongly on genetic factors. There are studies available with the claim that when it comes to athletic and physical performance, genetics can be attributed to about 50-60% of the difference between the skills of the individuals. Exercise, fitness and performance genomics, as a subset of the more general field of genomics, actively addresses the genetic basis of skeletal muscle characteristics and strength traits, and, in parallel, the variations in exercise responsiveness among humans that are assignable to genotype.
Individual responses of human skin to the environmental stress are determined by differences in the anatomy and physiology that are closely linked to the genetic characteristics such as pigmentation. Ethnic skin phenotypes can be distinguished based on defined genotypic traits, structural organisation and compartmentalised sensitivity to distinct extrinsic ageing factors. These differences are not only responsible for the variation in skin performance after exposure to damaging conditions, but can also affect the mechanisms of ageing and other long-term skin and hair effects.
Wellness is an active process through which every individual become aware of and make choices towards a more balanced life. Therefore, it is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process. There are many different dimensions of wellness (such as physical, emotional, social, intellectual for example), and personalized wellness based on genetic can help one to understand better how all of the different parts of life are interconnected, helping to reach the full potential. Wellness and health genomics, as a subset of the more general field of genomics, actively address the genetic basis of personality, allergies, and sensitivities traits, and, in parallel, the variations in nutrition, fitness and beauty care responsiveness among humans that are assignable to genotype.