We’ve known for a long time that exercise is good for you. But all of the recent research on DNA and epigenetics has shown how truly important it is: Exercise affects every cell in your body all the way down to your DNA.
Just as what you eat (and what you don’t eat) has an impact on your DNA, what you do, and what you don’t do also impacts your DNA.
Exercise has an enormous, positive impact on your genes. A recent New York Times article cites a study that showed that exercise impacts more than 5,000 sites on the genomes of muscle cells. Five Thousand! That’s incredible.
So don’t think of working out as just burning calories. Don’t think of it as a chore. It literally changes every cell in your body and keeps you young.
Find a time of day that works for you and make it a habit.
Start slow and work your way up from there.
Just get started and keep at it.