Exercise Delays Aging

 

 

If exercise for good health doesn't sound interesting then maybe exercise to help keep one young will.

Studies done at the genetic epidemiology department at King's College in London show that exercise helps protect the body against aging.

The studies revealed that aging occurs on a cellular level on structures called telomeres which are at the ends of chromosomes. People who do about two hours of exercise a week have telomeres that resemble someone about five to six years younger than their physical age; and those that did three hours of exercise a week had telomeres of healthy people nine years younger in age.

Swimming, running, and other activities are all good but jumping rope and walking at the best exercises for almost everyone of every age. Walking is especially good for the elderly.

For more information:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/28/AR2008012801873.html
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/bestwalking.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/jumprope.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/Walking_Best_Exercise_For_Elderly.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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