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Dr Andy Galpin: The personalised health and fitness problems we must overcome

It’s easy to get carried away by the enormous potential of a truly personalised approach to training, nutrition, supplementation and medicine, but the Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, warns that the life-enhancing outcomes we all want will only be realised once we start treating the human body as a single wheel and not multiple independent cogs
Dr Andy Galpin, PhD
Dr Andy Galpin, PhD

Dr Andy Galpin, PhD, is Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. He is also co-director of the Center for Sport Performance and founder/director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He has worked with elite athletes across the UFC, MLB, NBA, PGA, NFL, boxing, Olympics, and military and special forces. He is also a co-founder in Absolute Rest, BioMolecular Athlete, and RAPID Health & Performance. Follow him on X, Instagram and YouTube. Visit andygalpin.com.

Part 1: Personalised health needs an holistic approach to physiology

As the fields of medicine, technology, health and wellness rapidly collide, the optimists envision a bright future of completely personalised lifestyle interventions so you can perform at your fullest potential.

Because once you know the exercise protocol to which your body responds best you can build muscle and burn fat faster. That’s personalised exercise.

Or if there’s a certain nutritional strategy your body prefers, you can follow that to instantly start eating for better health and happiness. That’s personalised nutrition.

And, more significantly, if you know how your body responds – positively, negatively or neutrally – to certain drugs, your doctor can prescribe with complete clarity the pharmaceutical interventions that will make you better. That’s personalised medicine.

While Dr Andy Galpin, Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, is hugely optimistic about the potential of personalised lifestyle interventions, he believes first we must stop treating the human body as a series of separate systems, only ever working in isolation, and reclassify them as a deeply connected framework of highly interdependent cogs, where even a small turn on one can dramatically effect all others.

Part 2: The future of precision supplementation

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