Ex­er­cise can keep you young

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Here’s some­thing to get you out of bed and on that tread­mill:

New re­search sug­gests that ex­er­cise may fight ag­ing at a cel­lu­lar level. The 2016 study, pub­lished in the jour­nal Sci­ence Ad­vances, is an­chored on the fact that in or­der to stay healthy, you have to keep your cells young. And what the re­searchers have dis­cov­ered is that ex­er­cise boosts mus­cle lev­els of a com­pound called NRF1, which pro­duces pro­tec­tive mol­e­cules for our telom­eres a.k.a. the ends of our DNA. When these telom­eres are in good shape, our DNA and our cells stay young; when they’re dam­aged, our cells get old. Do note, though, that not all ex­er­cises de­liver the same anti-ag­ing ben­e­fits. Ac­cord­ing to the re­searchers, strength train­ing doesn’t trig­ger the same amount of NRF1 in your cells as car­dio. (Time to bring out those jog­gers, then!)

An ac­tive life­style can do won­ders for your skin.

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