The Value of Exercise

Every year you can extend your natural healthy longevity is a year more for the scientific community to develop working rejuvenation medicine. Regular exercise certainly helps, but be wary of hype like "chop a dozen years off the biological age." Exercise is not proven to do any such thing, but it does make some biomarkers of fitness return to the levels of a person 12 years younger. Exercise also helps to avoid damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle through a variety of processes, varying from dropping excess visceral fat to changing the regulation of metabolism: "aerobic fitness may indirectly delay dependency by preventing other conditions that are likely to diminish functional capacity, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, some forms of cancer, and osteoporosis. Exercise also hastens recovery from injuries and any additional muscle power may prevent falls, he said. ... There seems good evidence that the conservation of maximal oxygen intake increases the likelihood that the healthy elderly person will retain functional independence."

Link: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/ExerciseFitness/tb/9080

Comments

Whether regular exercise will drop 12 years off someone's life or drop 12 years off their fitness biomarkers, either sounds good to us. But, adding active rewarding time how ever long, is more valuble then extra years of decrpitude slothing in bed.
Use it (properly) and you wont lose (or injure)it!

Posted by: Stash and Norma Furman at November 25th, 2010 1:35 PM

Nnniiiccceee!!!!!

Posted by: cassey at February 7th, 2013 10:57 AM

well everything has a good and a bad reaction . we must use it to our advantage and eat a balance diet , exercise daily and most importantly stay happy and keep others happy as well.

Posted by: ahmed at June 24th, 2014 3:43 PM

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