Despite our best efforts, nobody has been able to stop aging, but now, researchers at Brigham Young University have found a way to slow down aging at the cellular level. The more active we are, the less biological aging affects our bodies. They performed a study that found that people who consistently perform high levels of physical activity have longer telomeres in their cells (our “biological clock”. Shorter telomeres = more aging). In order to be considered highly active, one must perform 30-40 minutes of high intensity activity, such as running or jogging, five days a week. High levels of physical activity can lead up to a nine year biological aging advantage, as it helps to preserve our telomeres, possibly by decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress.
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