Genes, environment and lifestyle.

Genes influence your physical traits, the likelihood of suffering from a specific disease or health condition, and the way your body responds to the environment you live in. But in most cases your lifestyle habits play the most important role in your health.



Your genes, environment and lifestyle choices determine your health

Your health is determined by three major factors: the lifestyle choices you make, the genes you have and by the environmentyou live in.


Your lifestyle

The lifestyle choices you make play an important role in your health and your family's health. The food you eat, your level of physical activity, and other choices like not smoking and drinking alcohol have an impact on how healthy you are.  If you have a family history of chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, your choices may be especially important in helping to delay or prevent the onset of such conditions.


And remember, you can start changing your lifestyle today by following few simple steps like eating nutritional food and being active every day. Click the link below and checks these steps and gain the insight what are the most important lifestyle aspects you should be changing. 

Your genes

Your genes influence your physical traits, the likelihood of suffering from a specific disease or health condition, and the way your body responds to the environment you live in.

Your environment

Your environment is determined by the physical environment you live in. It includes the air you breathe, where you live (in the country or in the city) and also where you work or play. Genes are an important factor in determining your risk for most chronic conditions but certain environmental exposures can also trigger disease onset.

While some diseases are known to be caused by single genes or several genes working together, most common diseases - such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke - are more complicated and are a product of the interaction of genetics, lifestyle, and environment. And the factor you can influence the most is of course your lifestyle. Learn today how it can be improved considering also your environment and genes.

The page was last updated on:
3/23/2012