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Health - Wellness
Science Says This Is The
Best Exercise
To Slow
Down Aging
There are ways to slow down the aging process, and one of them is daily exercise. In a 2017 study Larry A. Tucker, professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University, found one specific type of exercise that can keep a person younger by about nine years.
The researchers examined the participants' "telomere length values," a marker for biological age, and found that those who had high physical activity had the longest telomeres and were essentially nine biological years younger than the others. Mayo Clinic backs up this claim, adding that high-intensity aerobic exercise can reverse aging.
Jogging outdoors or on a treadmill — 30 minutes daily for women and 40 for men — five times a week is the ideal exercise for keeping younger. In addition, the Mayo Clinic researchers recommend adding resistance training to improve muscle strength at least twice a week.