March 13, 2018

Aging well has a lot to do with good genes, but getting up off the couch and MOVING really does play a big part.  Here's more proof in case you need it...

A new study in England found people who exercise and stay active THROUGHOUT their life don't age as fast.  Even at 70 or 80, you can still have the same muscle mass, cholesterol, and immune system of someone half your age.  But it's all about consistency and making sure you KEEP exercising.  The study looked at the link between aging and exercise by comparing two groups of people between 55 years old and 80 years old.  The first group had exercised most of their adult lives.  The second group hadn't.

The ones who stayed active still had the muscle mass, body fat, and cholesterol of someone HALF their age.  Plus, the men's testosterone levels were still high.  But the more surprising part was how strong their IMMUNE systems were.  It turned out the ones who'd exercised their whole lives still had the immunity you'd expect to see in someone in their 20's or 30's.  So they were more likely to avoid getting sick.

In other words, it's more proof that getting older doesn't have to make you frail.  But the best way to avoid it is by staying active THROUGHOUT your life.

(Science Daily)