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Kev F. MacDonald

Kev F. MacDonald
Kevin is currently a Health and Wellness intern at AGS and will pursue his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Arizona State University.

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Bitter Foods. Love 'em or hate 'em?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2018 1:14:14 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 2 min read time

Do you like bitter leafy greens and enjoy hoppy IPA’s or do you cringe when you even think of these items? It is true that your taste buds mature as you age and can change over time, but overall taste is one of the many things that can be influenced and even determined by your genes. The aversion to bitter tasting foods and drinks comes from many years of evolution and could have even saved your life thousands of years ago. This means that your taste choices may, in fact, be a result from your genes and not just you being a “picky eater”.

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Athletes: Born or Made?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 1:13:11 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Exercise 3 min read time

After watching the four-game sweep of the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors and the incredible athleticism in the World Cup, I find myself asking, “What does it take to become an extreme or professional athlete?” The question of whether athletes are born or made has been around as long as people have been competing. Is it genes inherited from parents, work ethic and dedication, or amount of practice? The trouble is, this question is so hard to answer due to all the different factors in someone’s life. 

There are genes however that can influence what sports your body will naturally be better at. 

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4 Ways to Stay Fit and Keep Cool This Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2018 11:19:51 AM / by Kev F. MacDonald 3 min read time

Summertime is here and everything that comes along with it. Heat being one of the biggest. So how do you stay active when its too hot to go outside and get your workout in for the day? And how do you protect yourself from heat related illnesses and dehydration?

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The Golden State Killer Case: What we learned About Privacy and Genetic Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2018 11:37:55 AM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Privacy 3 min read time

Consumer Genetic Testing has become incredibly popular around the world. Whether it is to find long-lost relatives, identify any number of genetic predispositions to disease, or improve diet & exercise, there is one thing in common, people want it. However, some people don’t give much thought to what happens to their genetic information and what it can actually mean for themselves -- or their family. DNA testing can be a double-edged sword.

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4 Fun Reasons to Workout With Your Dog

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 8:28:26 AM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Exercise, Health and Pets 3 min read time

Today is National Pet Day, so let’s talk about the benefits of working out with your dog for you AND your pup.

Many people have said that spending time with your dog can fill your heart with love and joy. But what people don’t know is that spending time with those four-legged friends does so much more than that. Studies have shown that having or hanging out with dogs can lower your blood pressure, decrease cholesterol, and improve your cardiovascular system altogether. And to top all of that, dogs are the best workout partners! They are always excited to follow you out the door and they will never cancel on you last minute.

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