It’s amazing when you think about it.
A sequence of genes come together to form your DNA. This unique sequence is the evolution of countless generations before you, making you truly one of a kind.
When you start life as an embryo, this DNA sequence tells your first cells to form your brain, your heart, your spine.
As the months go by, you form legs, all your organs, hands, hair.
After you are born, your DNA continues to map out the growth pattern for your body. All through your childhood, your DNA will determine how you grow and how you look like.
Your DNA will determine how good you look, your type of body shape, how muscular you can be. A certain percentage of the population will strike genetic lottery and achieve fame as athletes, models and celebrities.
When you reach your early teens, a switch will turn on and you experience puberty.
They tell us that nobody is perfect, and this is also true of our DNA. Hidden in our genetic makeup are weaknesses and risks for certain hereditary diseases.
These insidious genes will give us higher chances of heart disease, hypertension, gout, diabetes. They can also cause our body to be more vulnerable to certain cancers.
When you reach a certain age, the same DNA can turn on you. Your body starts to break down. Somehow your body can no longer function the same way it did when you were 10 years old.
At a certain predetermined age, your DNA will trigger a kill switch, and your body begins to die.
I’ve been feeling a bit depressed about my health lately. Since I turned 30 a few months ago, it seems like I’m getting some old men ailments.
I feel like my DNA is plotting against me, that somehow a switch has been activated in my body.
Somehow my insurance companies know about this 30 year old switch too. All my premiums have increased.
Honestly some of these problems started years ago, and I’ve either ignored them or never took them seriously.
I just hope it’s not too late to reverse the damage.
I hope it’s not too late to start exercising, to eat healthily, to reduce stress and to take care of my body.
I hope those of you reading this will take care of your body before it’s too late.
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