The next time you skip the gym or reach for a cookie, you're not just damaging your health, you could be damaging your future kids' health, too. You have a line to protect, but what you will down to your heirs isn't just up to nature.
What you consume and how many times you hit the gym can actually boost your super-baby-making skills, according to new research. Turns out, you can actually change the strength of your genes by keeping in top shape.
“A father's diet and body composition at the time of conception is likely to affect his future child's health and risk of lifelong disease," said Tod Fullston, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Robinson Institute, Research Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.
In other words, a fitter you at the time of conception means fitter sperm and fitter offspring. Boost your sperm count and fortify your DNA with these seven tips.