Exercise can keep you young
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.