Thirty men with low-risk prostate cancer who opted not have to have conventional medical treatment agreed to be subjects of a study. They ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and soy products, engaged in moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour a day, and practiced stress management methods such as meditation for a hour a day.
From this article Healthy lifestyle triggers genetic changes: study the results were:
“After the three months, the men had changes in activity in about 500 genes -- including 48 that were turned on and 453 genes that were turned off.
The activity of disease-preventing genes increased while a number of disease-promoting genes, including those involved in prostate cancer and breast cancer, shut down, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.’
Dr. Dean Ornish, head of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, and a well-known author advocating lifestyle changes to improve health had this to say:
"It's an exciting finding because so often people say, 'Oh, it's all in my genes, what can I do?' Well, it turns out you may be able to do a lot."
Perhaps a healthy lifestyle can even affect your genes. Besides eating right the most important thing you can do to promote your good health is to increase your strength.
As you become stronger you will find you will be able to engage in more activities, and this will further enhance your health. It all starts with strength. It does not necessarily require hours in the gym. With high intensity strength training you can work the whole body in less than one half hour, and it only need be performed once or twice a week to see continuing results. We have such a strength training program at both our locations - Austin Personal Trainers and New Orleans Personal Trainers. Better eating choices, an active lifestyle, and a little strength training is a program most people can stick to, and it can have profound effects on one's fitness and health.