DNA: how genes affect your health, appearance and aging

Our health and appearance are influenced by many external factors such as diet, exposure to stressful situations, physical activity routine and other lifestyle habits. However, studies show that not only our everyday choices form our reality. Internal factors, specifically, inherited genes can also attribute to how we feel and look.

Genes are the units of DNA which carry genetic information from parents to a child, and define some of our characteristics including physical traits and predisposition to certain diseases. For example, our family history can help predict our risk of developing cancer, diabetes and other health conditions. Our appearance is also greatly affected by DNA, and understanding this connection can help us slow down aging and look more attractive.

Genetics and Skin

Along with various environmental factors, our genetics plays an important role in determining our skin type, its overall condition and aging process. Researches show that many skin problems, such as eczema, acne and premature aging involve improper genes functioning or mutations.

In contrast, increased activity of particular genes can bring positive results - activate age-defying processes and lead to more youthful-looking skin.

Genetics and Weight

Our body weight is defined by the balance of calories we consume and burn. When we eat more calories than we burn, excess calories will be stored as fat, and we may gain weight. These processes are affected by our lifestyle habits, environment as well as genetic factors.

Genes may influence our metabolism, make us crave carbs or feel hungry all the time so that we are more likely to become overweight and obese. Our DNA may also influence how easy it is for us to lose weight and keep it on a healthy level.

The good news is that by studying your family medical history and taking a special DNA test, you can identify your predispositions to certain health conditions and act accordingly to minimize the risk of developing those conditions. With the help of a medical professional, you can develop a proper diet, physical activity plan, skincare routine and other lifestyle practices based on your personal genetic profile, which will help you stay healthy, attractive and younger-looking.

As a part of our program, an experienced coach guides you through the DNA testing and provides professional recommendations on nutrition, exercise and other important aspects of a healthy lifestyle based on your unique DNA profile, so that you can achieve the desired results both for your health and appearance.

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