|Exercise and a good diet go along ways toward good health.|
We have posted discussions in the past examining the nature vs. nurture argument as it pertains to athletic achievement.
The conclusion seems to be that while both are factors, we have control over much of our physical destiny. Below is another article that looks at the factors in heart disease. It makes the point that while some factors in heart disease are likely inherited, actual heart attacks are not inevitable if good health habits are followed. It's always good to realize that we can control a great deal of our well-being.
|Starting young and maintaining fitness throughout the life span is the best approach.|