Poor Health Can't be Blamed on Genetics

Poor Health Can’t be Blamed on Genetics

It is a well-known fact that there are many hereditary diseases. We can freely say that our genetics can be the predisposition for many health conditions. But the fact of the matter is that genetics can’t be the only cause of sickness. The influence of environment and different lifestyles is more important than we all think.

“You are what you eat”

The rule number one of a lusty and long-lasting life is the healthy and various nutrition. People are often not aware of bad consequences of eating too much junk food or having irregular meals. First of all, this affects non-obese people who think that their thin figure means a good health for them. Because of that, they usually don’t take care what they eat. Of course, obese people have even greater problems with unhealthy eating, but most of them are aware of their health condition. Eating lots of sugar and fat, not only that makes us obese, but increases the risk of cardiovascular (such as stroke, heart attack etc.) and other diseases, which endanger our lives. That’s the reason why we should all learn our children to gain healthy eating habits from an early age.

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise”

The greatest enemy of the 21st century is all-day sitting in front of a computer or TV, being in a virtual world and not spending time walking in nature and exercising. If people get aware of this problem, they would stop blaming genetics and take responsibility for their health and body, even though it would be easier to say: “I am fat because my parents are fat.” Regular physical activity decreases the risk of many diseases, including obesity, boosts our immune system and makes us happier.

“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”

We are all surrounded by different temptations, but we should understand the modesty and precaution are the keys to safety for our health. You can’t blame your parents anymore when you get an STD, or you end up in a hospital because of the overdose. Vice has always existed; it has affected and will affect many lives. But, if we learn ourselves and people around us about its’ bad effect, we can obviate unnecessary illness and premature death.

“Keep calm and no stress”

Do you remember the time when you didn’t wake up at 6:30, didn’t hurry to make a tasteless breakfast and be at work by 8:00; when you didn’t need to tolerate your nervous and annoying colleagues? Do you remember when you had more time for your friends and yourself, when you traveled more and just enjoyed a life? Well, you should! You should give yourself a break and stop for a minute to relax and spend time with people you love and care about. Stress is a quiet enemy that ruins our health day by day, without our awareness. Take a trip to Paris, read an interesting book, smile a lot – you will be happier and healthier.  Here is how you can reduce the stress in your life.

Yes, it is a well-known fact that genetics can cause many health problems. But, the bigger problem is ignoring your role in maintaining your health. Don’t take health for granted, be responsible about it. “A healthy mind in a healthy body.”

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