Genes And Lifestyle: Understanding The Effects On Your Health
From the beginning of the 20th century, human life has changed very at a previously unimaginable rate. With massive changes in technology came an easier life, with multitudes of new opportunities. However, like everything else, this lifestyle too has its disadvantages. Some of these disadvantages include the resurgence of ailments that were rare before but have become a whole lot more common in the modern world.
To understand this, we need to take into consideration how human genetics and human behavior are often at odds with each other, which is almost completely dependent on the body’s stress response mechanism, and glands like the hypothalamus, the pituitary, adrenal, and the sympathetic nervous system.
Our world today is largely a protected one, however, the stress still exists in a different form, and so does the body’s response mechanism to it. But the genes that previously played an important role in man’s survival are now causing problems. For example, the genes that were to help a person from dying by starvation, through energy conservation, are now responsible for causing obesity and diabetes. Genes that helped to stave off dehydration by retention of salts and fluids, now result in high blood pressure. Genes responsible for handling the immune system are now causing allergies. Those which helped in protection from dangerous situations, injury, now adversely present the danger of anxiety and depression, or heart attack and strokes. In short, the genes that were once very beneficial to the ancient nomadic man, carry the characteristics of being detrimental to people in modern society. This is especially true in developed countries.
Living a sedentary life extracts a cost because our DNA cannot create an appropriate substitute for all the physical exercise that our lifestyle has stolen from us. Excess availability of food, the minimal physical exertion of the body, and vices like tobacco and drugs, are not what our genes are programmed for. A certain percentage of the world’s population can have genetic anomalies that can wreak havoc on the person’s health. Disorders like sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis are well-known examples of this.
Fortunately, the situation is not as bad as it may seem at first glance. Eating a diverse variety of nutritious food, including vegetables, fruit poultry, fish, etc., Exercise vigorously for at least 30 to 45 minutes each day, and most importantly try to maintain a healthy work-life balance, for a good amount of simulation and relaxation, take out time to enjoy each day as much as you can. Genetic testing centers are another way you can more accurately manage your lifestyle for the best results. Services provided by centers like Genetic Healing can analyze your DNA for affordable prices and can give you a complete report, that will help you plan your life in such a way that you stay on top of your health requirements, without compromising too much with your daily routine. To learn more visit www.genetichealing.in
Drafted By : Genetic Healing
Edited By : Dr. Amol Raut
Interested in Genetic tests?
Leave your contact details and we will get back to you at the earliest