Marathon Mania – A must read before you run your next 10k

More often than not, life doesn’t just ask for adventure or achievement; it demands it. Frantic city life with its desk oriented jobs have people thirsting for thrill in order to zap the empty monotony of routine. Little lines on a bucket list make those grins stretch from ear to ear with the pride of accomplishment. And if you’ve been thinking about getting your blood pumping, your feet moving, and checking off running a marathon off your bucket list, training right is the first step to conquering that goal and getting a taste of sweet satisfaction. In fact, all you runners out there can get started right away by joining in the Marathon Mania!! Don’t sweat if you’re unsure where to begin. Read on to find out what you are in for and what it takes to succeed like a champ!

Most people attempting marathons face extreme fatigue, dehydration, breathlessness, cramps and pass out. Don’t be that person!

Your fitness and stamina get a true reality check that day. Make sure you’re up for the challenge!

Walking around and working 9 hours demands physical and mental fitness. Get your fitness to work in your favor!

Cover 10 kms in under 60 minutes is no child’s play. Make a habit of inspiration and drive.

The only 3 things you’ll need

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Diet : Half hearted, processed meals are no longer going cut it. You will need your calcium (milk), veggies, fruit and daily boost of energy. An appropriate intake of protein will enhance your physical activity. Aim to have meals at regular intervals. Forget the pizzas, burgers and yummy fries- have them post the run! ?

Training :

Nutrition is critical because it provides the stamina needed for the burn. Training is equally important in conditioning your body for the big run. Exercise daily- running, jogging, skipping, brisk walking for the nature lovers. And yoga, floor exercises, youtube videos for rainy days and indoor folks. Get warmed up and then train, train, train. Train your muscles to get familiarise  to the movement.

Quit ‘Bad Habits’ – Give up the late night socialising and drinking for a bit. That one glass of wine with meat is occasionally okay, but beer pong and shots can take a small holiday. Give your ‘Constantine’ lungs a break and allow some fresh oxygen to seep in. You are more likely to get breathless and faint if you continue to smoke up to the run. Hydration is equally essential. Fresh juices and plenty of water are an added bonus!

These seemingly simple tips can pose some difficulty even to the strongest athletes. It can be challenging to prioritize diet, training and good habits between work, family and friends. But you- You’re gonna run a marathon, and such challenges don’t faze you. In fact, you thrive on pushing your own limits and you’re always game for a good challenge. You stare a challenge in its face and and take it head on. You don’t scare easy, you train. You prep. You conquer.

How can we help?

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Fitness is determined by genetic, environmental and lifestyle (diet and training) factors. Muscle mass, strength, recovery, oxygen intake, body composition, metabolism, training, environment and diet are among the factors that determine performance at any sport. Aerobic/anaerobic respiration, mind-muscle training, stamina and recovery time all come into play when your body is involved in high-intensity activity.

If you are an aspiring athlete, (presence or absence of) well-timed training that’s targeted towards overall growth can make or break your dreams. For maximal output, continuous improvement of physical ability and management of existing weaknesses is essential.

Take one more step towards knowing your innermost capabilities. DNA testing is a great tool to get you fully conditioned for all events, big or small. MyFitGene is a useful first-line test to assess where your strengths lie – muscular power or endurance. It helps study the basic requirements below –

  • Learn about your innate potential to torch fat, build muscle, maintain BMI, eat right and more!
  • Optimize training based on genetic makeup. Muscle composition, metabolic requirements, psyche and more. Get the most out of your workouts!
  • Get your nutrition profile – vitamins, fat and carbohydrate conversion, BMI and energy expenditure, detox capacity (antioxidant levels) and more!
  • The test screens you for genetic risk of sports-induced injury and degeneration. Learn about muscle performance, bone strength, lipid profile, injury risk and recovery. Identify risk factors and intervene early for your prolonged participation – at the gym or on the field. Run, rest, repair and repeat!
  • Stress and anxiety can hamper your athletic progress. Get tested to know your limits and power through every week of training!

Life is a journey and a marathon is a journey in endurance of the body and mind. A marathon pushes us to be more fit and take better care of ourselves- preparing us to be stronger. You may not want to know what destiny’s plan is, or what fate has in store. But you can certainly #KnowYourself better by getting genetically tested and keep some fears at bay. Let’s run this race together and make life a worthwhile and daring adventure!

‘Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all’ – Hellen Keller.

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Our comprehensive personal genomics test Genomepatri gives your genetic predisposition to 100 plus conditions, genetic counseling and an actionable recommendations report. If there is a family history and you are worried about inheriting a genetic risk, you can consult with our genetic counselors.

If you are looking for further information on Genomepatri, our executives can help you. Call 1800-102-4595 or write to to learn more. Today!

How Mapmygenome Can Help You:

At Mapmygenome, our focus is mainly on predictive risk assessment, maintaining a proper diet, adapting to a healthier lifestyle. We focus on preventive healthcare and wellness. With screening tests like MyFitGene, you can personalize your training and diet while understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your body. If you know the right road to choose, you are halfway to the finish line! Know the best way to get fit for life, read your DNA story to know and yourself completely.

We offer personalized health solutions based on genetic tests that help people to get to know about themselves. By combining genetic health profile and health history with genetic counselling, we provide actionable steps for individuals and their physicians towards a healthier life. To learn more about our tests, write to or call us at 1800 102 4595.