Light Daily Exercise Slow The Aging Process – Part 1 of 3
Light Daily Exercise Slow The Aging Process. Short bouts of agitate can go a long way to reduce the impact stress has on cell aging, new explore reveals. Vigorous physical activity amounting to as little as 14 minutes daily, three day per week would suffice for the protective effect to kick in, according to findings published online in the May 26 arise of PLoS ONE. The apparent benefit reflects exercise’s effect on the length of tiny pieces of DNA known as telomeres. These telomeres operate, in effect, equal molecular shoelace tips that hold everything together to keep genes and chromosomes stable.
Researchers believe that telomeres tend to shorten over time in reaction to stress, best to a rising risk for heart disease, diabetes and even death. However, exercise, it seems, might slow down or even halt this shortening process. “Telomere length is increasingly considered a biological marker of the accumulated wear-and-tear of living, integrating genetic influences, lifestyle behaviors and stress,” analyse co-author Elissa Epel, an associate professor in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) office of psychiatry, said in a news release. “Even a moderate amount of vigorous exercise appears to provide a critical amount of protection for the telomeres”.