The researchers conclude that a sedentary lifestyle (in addition to smoking, high body mass index, and low socioeconomic status) has an effect on body cell’s and may accelerate the aging process.
This confirms what most of us already know. ‘Use it in a healthy way, or lose it’.
You will find me in the pool swimming 2 kilometers this afternoon and on the beach doing my 10 basic exercises at sunset. See you there.
Results in a Nutshell
There was as a was strong evidence that physical activity during leisure time maintains the youth and healthy activity of the body's cells.
People who did a moderate amount of exercise -- about 100 minutes a week of activity such as tennis, swimming or running – where biologically on average looked like those of someone about five or six years younger than those who did the least -- about 16 minutes a week. Those who did the most -- doing about three hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity--appeared to be about nine years younger than those who did the least.
As the amount of exercise increased, the biological age increased.
A group of 2,401 white twins was studied over a 10-year period.
by Tim D. Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, and colleagues and was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. More information here -> Exercise slows aging.
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