Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

"Your genes are not your fate"

Below is a TED talk by Dean Ornish. This video was presented to me by my brilliant wife Nicole. The video is just a few minutes long, and is impressive to think about, especially considering the video is over 5 years old now. The amount of research going into how our bodies react due to lifestyle changes is changing at a rapid pace. 

Anyways, a quick brag session about my wife (and myself, I guess). I consider the two of us to be quite a nerdy couple. I have my B.Sc. in Biochemistry along with my CSCS certification. My wife has her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, is currently doing post-doctoral research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and also lectures part-time at McMaster.

Believe it or not, we don't always talk science, but we do like to discuss things relating to health and fitness quite often. It is great for the two of us to bounce ideas off each other, both of us coming from slightly different perspectives. One topic of interest that we discuss quite often is the idea of genetics, how certain individuals are more prone to certain things, but also how you can in fact change your 'fate' by still leading a healthy lifestyle. That is when this video came up in our discussion, so my wife sent it to me, recommending it for my blog to share with all of you, enjoy!