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Epigenetics And Exercise: How Genes Take Shape To Change Your DNA One Workout At A Time

by Marina Rose

Are you ready for a DNA make-over that will help you get slimmer, stronger and happier?

It’s called Epigenetics, a cutting-edge science that studies how gene expression is influenced and changed by a host of factors—from diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation –to environmental factors and lifestyle modifications. 

Although the DNA code that we’re born with may not change throughout our lifetime, new research shows that the way this code is expressed actually does—offering real opportunities to take charge of our health and wellbeing, prevent illnesses and increase longevity. 

We all know that exercise improves our health in many ways making us fitter, happier and boosting our immune system, but how exactly do our genes benefit from exercise? A recent study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm may have found the answer. 

Our DNA is complex and dynamic, with gene expression constantly turning on or off as a direct response to the myriad of biochemical signals that are received from the body. As genes are turned on, they express proteins that prompt physiological responses elsewhere in the body. These Epigenetic changes occur through a process scientists call DNA Methylation.

In DNA Methylation, newly formed methyl groups cling to the exterior of a gene like microscopic barnacles on a ship’s hull, making the gene more or less able to receive and respond to biochemical signals from the body, including signals sent while exercising or responding to changes in the environment and lifestyle. These changes in our genes can be positive or negative.

Exercising and eating a healthy diet is extremely supportive to positive gene expression, whereas being exposed to high levels of mental stress or environmental toxins is negative, adversely affecting our health and risk for disease.

Using the latest technology in gene analysis, researchers at the Karolinska Institute found that even a small amount of regular daily exercise changes the fat storage levels of cells, which in turn affects epigenetic gene expression in many profound and diverse ways—including changes in more than 5,000 sites on the genome —particularly in genes known to play a role in energy metabolism, insulin response, inflammation, and those linked to a heightened risk of developing obesity or diabetes.

For those unlucky enough to inherit unwanted or unhealthy DNA patterns, emerging new health techniques based on Epigenetic discoveries like this could reset not just your workout, but the expression of your DNA as well. Yes, you can change your genetic destiny.

Leading scientists are shattering the false notion that we are stuck with the hand that the genetic cards have dealt us. In fact, we have a tremendous amount of control over how our genetic traits are expressed, and can change this expression at any time in our lives.  

Not only do exercise, a healthy diet, and mindful living improve our health and wellbeing, they also help us express our best genetic selves. Getting started is as easy as getting your DNA in shape one workout at a time.

 

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Marina Rose is the founder and developer of QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration®, a revolutionary new technique for quantum growth in health, life and business. QDNA® combines the cutting edge science in Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, DNA Reprogramming and Quantum Field Theory into a powerful new technique to assist you to achieve optimal results. Accelerate your life and business now. info@marinaroseqdna.com, www.marinaroseqdna.com

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