Looks like exercise can change your DNA


Exercise can work wonders for your body and mind.

There are a number of benefits from regularly exercising, and those who do this on a daily basis are always healthy and fit. It’s a known fact that exercise can help you get fitter and lower the risk of various heart related illnesses including high blood pressure. It also helps prevent diabetes and heart attacks. What we didn’t know is that what might make you healthier also affects the shape and the functioning of our DNA. This study is important as it helps you understand what’s going on if your body.

The human genome is very complex and it is difficult to understand how it functions exactly. However recent research revealed that constant exercise turns these genes on and off. This situation occurs due to the biochemical signals our body receives during the exercise regime. When these genes are turned on, they develop physiological responses in various parts of the body. It is still not confirmed how and when these genes respond to the physical strain your body faces.

Scientists have confirmed that genes can either become quiet or more active based on the kind of signals it receives. While the change in DNA is confirmed, what kind of changes occurs is still a mystery.

While exercising is great, we are curious to know what change it causes in DNA. What are the effects of these changes? What if it affects future generations? All these questions are left unanswered since scientists are still working to understand the changes in DNA exercise causes and how intense these changes are. What is known until now is that regular exercise brings upon changes in the methylation patterns in the human body.

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