Exercise keeps you biologically young

Worth a read from the Beeb, just incase you needed a little more persuasion that exercise is good for you:



A study of twins found those who were physically active during their leisure time appeared biologically younger than their sedentary peers.

The researchers found key pieces of DNA called telomeres shortened more quickly in inactive people. It is thought that could signify faster cellular ageing.




And with that, I should really get out for a run now…

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  1. SmarterFitter Blog » Blo

    […] I was annoyed by the butterfly, and by my own unwillingness to try something new. I only did a couple [poorly executed] laps before class was finally over and I could go home and comfort myself with chickpea soup and a grapefruit (even if it’s wrong). […]

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