By Lexi Petronis, Glamour magazine
We can thank our DNA for lots of things: your lovely smile, the way you walk, the color of your hair. And now, according to new research, we can also thank it for being so willing to actually change with a few minutes of exercise. Thanks, DNA!
According to a new study in Cell Metabolism, even 20 minutes of exercise can change DNA in your muscles, helping the muscles work better for more exercise, and also turning on certain genes that are active in the metabolism of sugar and fat and glucose regulation--which could help keep diabetes at bay.
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