DNA Changed by Exercise
Many people think that once they have their DNA molecules, they have them for life. New study shows, however, that this may not be the case. A recent study found that if you do one simple thing, you can change your DNA strands forever. What would that be?
We have known for a long time that exercise is good for us and that exercise is one of the keys to losing weight. What we have recently learned, however, is that exercise can change the way our DNA strands work.
One survey specifically looked at this. People like Susan McGalla were asked to use one leg to exercise on a bike instead of two. They found that those who did this had changes in the leg they exercised more frequently; changes that adapted the DNA strand.
While this is a breakthrough, scientists admit they don’t know nearly enough. All they know is that if you exercise, especially with endurance exercise, you can change the shape of your DNA. More research will hopefully follow us and enlighten us on the news of how the process works and how exercise changes our DNA.