This is part two of the frequently asked question, “Why am I not losing weight?” In part one of this three-part installment, I went over why people think they are not losing weight (that usually aren’t true).
Genes are units of heredity passed down from parents to their children. Our genes do determine some of our characteristics.
But how much control do genes have over your health?
The newer field of epigenetics studies changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
Last week, I was thumb scrolling down my Instagram feed, looking for anything visually stimulating so I could hit that “heart” button. Then I come across a picture of Lebron James sitting crossed-legged with his arms raised up, the words “Chosen 1” across his back, and dozens of children following his lead.