High Levels of Exercise Protect Cellular Aging by Up to 9 Years

The evidence just keeps coming, exercise helps to slow the aging process. 

A study just published in the medical journal, Preventative Health, showed that high levels of exercise can slow the aging process of our cells by 9 years compared to sedentary people.  High levels of exercise in this study is described as jogging for 30 minutes per day five days per week for women and 40 minutes of jogging per day for men

During the study they measure the length of the telomeres. As you may remember from a previous blog post, telomeres are caps on the ends of chromosomes that help protect the chromosome from deterioration which can lead to signs of aging.  Read my previous blog post about telomeres here.

A quote from the author of the study, Dr. Larry Tucker, “Just because you’re 40, doesn’t mean you’re 40 years old biologically, the more physically active we are, the less biological aging takes place in our bodies."