You Can Slow Aging
By Running 3 Days a Week or walking 15 to 20 minutes per day!
Exercise and Aging
Studies have shown that you may be able to slow aging by exercising to the point of sweating and raising your heart rate. For example running training for 30 to 40 minutes, 3 days/week or going for a nice brisk walk 15 to 20 minutes/day. For all of us and especially exercises for seniors this is great information, so we can live longer and healthier lives.
Lets find out why...
Scientific Studies On Age and Exercise
In 2009 scientists Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak won the noble prize for one of their discoveries on how chromosomes are protected against degradation. Sounds like weird science, but it's actually more interesting than you think.
Imagine having control of your own aging!
We have DNA in our chromosomes and our DNA tells our body when to age. On the ends of our chromosomes we have a DNA that if it stays active can halt the deterioration of overstressed DNA and even reverse aging.
This is where the science comes in.
We have DNA running all through our body and our chromosomes package our DNA. Chromosomes are an organized structure of DNA made into strands, these strands have a protective cap on them called telomere. (pronounced teel-o-mere)When the telomere wears off our chromosomes fray and then shorten and then we age, this is the portion of DNA that controls the life span of our cells.
Stress Aggravates the Telomere
Stress is the biggest zapper at attacking the telomeres, stress tears away at you literally from the inside out and accelerates the process of cell degeneration. These scientists have discovered a way to slow down the breaking down of the telomere by vigorous exercise!
How cool is that! Another great reason to get off you butt and run, run, run! Physical exercise really is good for us, so should run forever!
If you want to see the science look at this!
Note the red tips, these are the telomeres.
The purple part is the chromosomes which are made of DNA.
Here is an example:
Imagine having some cool shoelaces, but the caps fall off and your shoelace starts to fray...This is exactly what happens to an unhappy chromosome!
Telomere is the cap on the end of our DNA strand and is made of a super strong enzyme called, telomerase which helps prevent the chromosome from breaking down and shortening. The length of our chromosomes will determine our rate of aging.
Exercise and Aging is the next best thing to looking and feeling young!
Because it keeps stress away from the teleomeres. Studies have shown that when groups of active and inactive people exercised both groups ended up with longer chromosomes. The next group that didn't do any exercise had considerably shorter chromosomes. The groups that exercised whether they knew it or not were able to vent and let the stress out.
You can beat aging by running 3 days a week!Our bodies need to be relieved from stress, even though stress may not be the only factor in our aging. stress is a big one! Stress erases the bodies natural defenses and the results are premature wrinkles, slow metabolism, diseases and a whole host of other problems.
Some of the things stress and age will cause:
- premature wrinkles
- bone degeneration (bone density)
- muscle degeneration (muscle tone)
- inflexibility in joints
- weight problems
- cardiovascular and respiratory problems
- diseases (cancer, diabetes, etc.)
- diseases of the eye(vision loss)
- blood pressure problems
It's time to do something about it!
Protect yourself by embarking in a stress management program!Exercise to a good sweat and increase your heart rate by running, run/walking or any other vigorous exercise! Do this at least 3 days/week for 30 to 45 minutes a day! Mix it up with the, Learn to Run program and The couch to 5K and you will reverse some signs of aging and maintain great health.
Keep reading my Beginners Training, Learn to Run Program Newsletters for tips and motivation!
The impact of exercise on your telomere length is immense, your cells get to live longer, so do you!
Protect your body and keep your youth by learning to run or just getting active!
Exercise and Telomere Length
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