Exercise promotes health, reducing most people’s risks of developing diabetes and growing obese. But just how, at a cellular level, exercise performs this beneficial magic — what physiological steps are involved and in what order — remains mysterious to a surprising degree.
Several striking new studies, however, provide some clarity by showing that exercise seems able to drastically alter how genes operate.
It’s incredible to think that we have the ability to change how our genes behave by doing simple things in our daily lives. We found this NYT blog post covering several new studies on how exercise impacts our cells inspiring.