Family history is a strong predictor of many health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Having a first-degree relative (mom, dad, or sibling) with either condition increases your risk significantly. But new research in epigenetics is casting new light on genetics and what you can do to mitigate your disease risks, even in the face of strong genetic predispositions.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about 9 healthy habits to bring into the new year. I also offered some pointers for turning those habits into long-term lifestyle choices. So, today I want to follow up with you on your plans to become a healthy and happier person in 2019 and beyond. So how’s it going so far? Let’s pull up your health plan, take inventory of your successes and setbacks. Using that info, you can make a tweak or a change—maybe even restart entirely—to get you back on track.
Start the new year with a thorough assessment of your health. We have tests that can “zoom in” on typical trouble spots, better than ever. So we can get a jump on fixing them, or better yet, pronouncing them untroubling—with greater confidence than ever.