It’s not easy to fight genetics. Especially when it comes to body weight.
If your grandparents, parents, and siblings are obese, is there any chance that you can maintain a healthy weight?
A new study provides hope. It shows how you may be able to overcome “fat genes.”
The research was published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Researchers analyzed data from 18,424 people, looking at how their exercise habits affected their genetic predispositions to obesity.
The researchers gauged the subjects’ obesity using body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio, and body-fat percentage.
The researchers found that certain exercises worked better than others for curbing the subjects’ obesity:
- Power walking
- Long yoga sessions
- Mountain climbing
Swimming, cycling, and stretching exercises were not as effective.
The 30-Minute Solution to Inherited Obesity
If obesity runs in your family, choose one or more of the six forms of exercise found by the study to be most effective in combating a genetic predisposition for heavy body weight.
Obviously, most people are not equipped to take up mountain climbing. But the other five exercises are simple to start and require little equipment or expertise. Do one or more of the activities for at least 30 minutes a day.
Your DNA is not your destiny. Take control of your weight by doing activities that stop obesity genes from destroying your health.
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