Exercise is like a magic pill with multiple benefits. It improves functioning of the heart and controls blood sugar levels in our body, In short, it promotes health and reduces the incidence of lifestyle diseases.
In a recent study, a researcher came out with a new benefit of exercising i.e. exercising in small doses changes the DNA of the human gene, which ultimately shows its effect on fat cells.
So how does exercise affect the fat cells in our body?
The human body contains DNA, which contains genes. The genes have 'methyl groups' attached, something known as 'gene expression'.
The methyl groups can be influenced in various ways through exercise, diet and lifestyle, in a process known as 'DNA methylation'. This process is called Epigenetics. Epigenetics occurs in fat cells. So, whenever there is a change in the methyl group due to exercise, there will be a change in the fat cells.
So, on the basis of the above mentioned and further research, it was concluded that daily physical activity / exercise brings about a change in the methylation process in fat cells, which ultimately helps prevent lifestyle diseases.
So, people who exercise daily, can transform their fat cells and lead a healthier, disease free life.