Our genes and enviromental factors influences our health

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Our genes makes us unique and they influence our personality. People born with certain traits can deal with stress and emotions better than people that lack that trait. For example a person born with the trait of calmness can deal with stressful situations better than a person born with the trait of nervousness can. The body and mind is one. What happens to one affects the other. It has been know that people who manage stress better usually have better health. Good health is an important aspect of quality of life. Healthier people are also happier, more socially active, and more satisfied with life. The genes is the only factors that makes individuals unique and we have no control over our genetic make up, but our environment can dramatically influence our personality and over all health. Given a perfect environment (what ever might be) humans might live happier for a very long time. The relative impact of genes and environment can be assessed by studying twins as well as by looking at the longevity of immediate ancestors. I read an article an MSN that deal with the notion of genes vs environment. The article was about a major study o Continue...


We can really manipulate the environment to work in our favor just by making the right decisions. The best thing a person can do is not to ever start doing drugs that way your brain won't be dependent on them. Our over all health and longevity depends on the notion of Nature vs Nurture. Every drug is unique in their own way and the effects they give to our bodies can be devastating. Some other drugs like nicotine are stimulants. Hmmm! Well, all I can say is that gender, race are genetic factors are beyond our control but the environmental factors can shape the way we live. Reactions to stress can be very unhealthy and can increase blood pressure and release immune suppressing hormones; we can learn to relax by practicing meditation, yoga or some other relaxation technique. I know for a fact that what you eat effects the way you feel and deal with emotions and stress. If those from the same environment died close together while those from different environments did not, then that would support an environmental influence. Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, hearth disease, emphysema and contributes to negative factors. The study was to see whether the twins died closely together. The influence of the environment is assessed by comparing those living under the same and different environment. f identical twins and fraternal twins.