Monday, February 22, 2010


When it comes to health and fitness, your genes do not dictate fate. They are just a factor. Genetics tells us how tall we will be, what color our skin will be. No one has waltzed into my office and asked me to assist them to become “Chinese” “blue eyed” or “taller”. That’s genetic fate. Your health and your physical condition – these can be altered. A genetic predisposition is not your fate. Exercise and eating healthy can offset the genes you may have inherited.

Remember you are not born with a physical need to consume junk food. That is a choice. So if you have been using your "family tree" as a reason why you can’t work out and why you eat unhealthy, recognize there is no good reasons. You either get the results you want or you don’t. This isn’t about fate. It’s about results.


Anonymous said...

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Lee Betchley CHt said...

Thank you. I look forward to reading your post