Genetics shape our body in many ways, some of us are short and others tall, some are blonde others brunette, but all of us grey with age.

Our genes allocation may seem to be a game of luck, and to some extend it is, however when it comes to exercise all human bodies have a positive response.

If you are wondering what role genes play in our fitness abilities, then Dr. Stephen Roth of Merryland university in the US has an answer – genetic influence on fitness diminish with increase in physical activity.

What he means is, if you studied the aerobics fitness of a group of sedentary people then their hereditary fitness would almost entirely be attributed to their genes.

In the same study on athletes, less than 50% would be attributed to genes hereditary, with diet exercise, and sleep having a greater influence.

It makes common sense that human fitness can be improved with exercise notwithstanding the gene  lottery, but it is still very difficult to parent our inner child out of a warm bed on a cold morning!

Exercise does not have to take long; 9 minutes daily will see your body move your fitness in the right direction. Join to access your beginner 9 minute program

Live well with Health and WELLth!  

Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Coach