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Exercise, Fitness & Anti Aging

Study Confirms Fitness Lifestyle is Anti Aging

Do you want to slow down the aging processes in your body? Would you like to reverse bad health and have the energy and vitality of people half your age?

In this article you'll discover new, scientific evidence proving that vigorous exercise is the true fountain of youth.

This past summer, a female Olympic swimmer made big headlines and she doesn't even hold the fastest time in her events. What makes her so amazing you ask?

She's swimming with women half her age.

Dara Torres, 41, competed in her fifth Olympic games. Oh, did I mention that she also has a two year old daughter? While other women her age are whining about pregnancy pounds and being ‘over the hill', Dara looks like the 20 year olds she competes with.

What makes her different from other 41 year old moms?

"I love to exercise," Dara says. "I love how it makes me feel. I love how it makes me look."

Here's the fountain of youth part:

Because of exercise, Dara's body is actually younger on a molecular level than her out-of-shape counterparts, according to a recent study led by Tim D. Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College in London as reported by the Washington Post.

The results were astounding. They found that exercise appears to slow the shriveling of the protective tips on bundles of genes inside cells (called telomeres), which means a slowing of the aging process.

"These data suggest that the act of exercising may actually protect the body against the aging process," said Spector.

Here's the study in a nutshell:

    Telomeres cap the ends of chromosomes and every time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter.

    Once a telomere gets too short that cell can no longer divide.

    Aging occurs as more and more cells reach the end of their telomeres and die. This results in weakened muscles, skin wrinkles, loss of eyesight and hearing, organ failure and slowed mental functioning.

    The study analyzed the telomeres from the white bloods cells of twins over a 10-year period. Telomere length was used as a marker for the rate of biological aging.

    It was found that the length of telomeres was directly related to that twin's activity level. "There was a gradient," Spector said. "As the amount of exercise increased, the telomere length increased."

    People who did 100 minutes of weekly exercise had telomeres that looked like those from someone about 5-6 years younger than those who did 16 minutes of exercise each week.

    People who did 3 hours of vigorous exercise each week had telomeres that looked like those from someone about 9 years younger.
What does this mean to you? The fountain of youth is literally at your fingertips!

Add to that the previously proven benefits of exercise (such as a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases) and it's no wonder that exercise lovers look and feel as great as they do.

Do you want to start an exercise program or get back on one?

Whether it's been months, years or even a lifetime since your last workout, remember that it's never too late to start looking and feeling your best.

And while you may not share Dara's passion for swimming, you can share her secret for staying young and looking your best.

Call me at (845) 223-8168 or just send me an email to set up your first FREE workout.


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