Many People have a common, pre-conceived understanding that only genetics play a key role in how long we live (i.e. “My father died of a heart attack at the age of 50, and so will I”). While to some degree this is true, there are other positive epigenetic factors that play an even bigger role. Epigenetic factors are essentially the overall lifestyle changes made that can disrupt your own genetic make-up. Perhaps, this is how we can extend not just our lives, but the quality of life as well.