Durham Senior Care Information: Exercise and Anti-Aging Are Related

October 18, 2016

Senior care involves a variety of tools to help improve aging and brain function. Everyone searches for the fountain of youth through superfoods, serums, creams and pills. A new study has found that exercise plays a part in anti-aging at the cellular level. It might be time to add cardio to your list of powerful age defiers. The study published in the journal of Science Advances looked at basic principles of staying healthy. In order to stay healthy, you must keep your cells young. This allows your tissues to function properly. As we age, our cells age and our immunity and youth fade as our cells get older. The same is true for the brain. As cells age, the brain function declines.

Exercise helps to keep your cells young. The study found that exercise boosts level of a compound called NRF1 which impacts telomeres at the end of our chromosomes. Telomeres are like biological clocks and as we age the cells get old. Telomeres do get eroded with time, but the speed of erosion is not fixed so that is why exercise can impact your biological age. When activated NRF1 can be very helpful because it acts as a protective coating on the telomeres. With each cardio session, you are replacing the protective coating. Not all exercise offers the same benefit as cardio, however. Strength training is beneficial, but it does not provide the same level of ant-aging to the telomeres.
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