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Financial Stress Can Break Down Your DNA

Financial stress has been shown to cause DNA deterioration, leading to serious diseases later in life.
Despite being microscopic in size and packing all the information that makes you and I who we are, DNA is actually fairly fragile and can be easily affected by the outside world. We’ve known for years that cigarette smoke and other contaminants can cause genetic mutations, but a recent study published by a team of prominent biologists and social researchers is proving that financial stress may actually affect your health at the genetic level. The team investigated a wide cross-section […]Continue reading

Cardio or Strength Training: Which Should I Do?

What should you do first - cardio or strength training?
Science has found that the best course of action to getting a lean, healthy body for yourself is to tackle a combination of both weight lifting and cardio training. For many people, this means legging it out on the treadmill or elliptical alone is not going to give you the results you want. In fact, if you want that defined, chiseled look, then sooner or later you’re going to have to either lift some dumb bells or start sweating on […]Continue reading

Exercise Affects Your DNA – and Vice Versa

Exercise can affect the way your DNA functions and vice versa
Regular exercise increases energy levels, makes us happier by releasing endorphins, and – of course – helps us keep our bodies in better condition. New research is proving that this is true not just for our muscles and tendons, but for our entire bodies – down to the genetic level. Researchers in the field of epigenetics are studying how exercise can directly affect your DNA and how it functions. Initial reports show that there are a number of external actions […]Continue reading