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Exercise can help you to stay young!

March 16, 2017

A study carried out by the University of California - San Diego has shown that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.
The study, publishing online January 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day and who remain sedentary for more than 10 hours per day have shorter telomeres - tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands, like the plastic tips of shoelaces, that protect chromosomes from deterioration and progressively shorten with age.
Whatever age or gender you are it's important to keep active and try and exercise for at least 30-40 minutes a day.

 

 

 

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