Do you find it hard to get enough exercise? Exercise plays a critical role in sleep regulation, maintaining a healthy body weight and overall mental wellbeing. But what goes through your mind when you're on a run or sweating through a gym class? Are you having fun? Or are you pushing through because it's for exercise? While the answer may seem irrelevant, your mindset actually has the power to completely derail your healthy goals.
The clergymen of Överkalix, Sweden, kept meticulous records of births, deaths, family linages, and crop harvests for generations. Using their data, scientists have discovered that your DNA can depend on your ancestor's gluttonous excesses or frugal famines.