Recent research has once again ratified that exercising may be the key to longevity. McMaster University in Canada has conducted a research project using mice where it has been concluded that exercising can slow down the body’s aging and present a whole array of additional benefits. In this study mice were genetically engineered so they would age faster than normal and an experimental group used a treadmill on a daily basis, while the control group was allowed to live a more sedentary life style.
Following a five-month period, the scientists discovered that not only were exercising mice in better shape, but they had also prevented the aging process. Their counterparts in the control group appeared older, with gray hair, balding and inactive. Furthermore, they appeared to be isolated from other mice and their tissue was not as healthy as that of the active mice. Prior experiments in mice that had yielded similar results had included drugs and changes in diet and calorie consumption. This study focused only on the effects of exercise and has concluded that it may be the most influential factor in preventing and reversing the effects of aging and promoting a healthier life.
Professors at McMaster’s were very surprised not only because the active mice were fitter than their inactive sisters, but also because internal tissues all showed signs of repair due to exercise, including preventing any shrinkage of the brain. The application of this study on human beings is of paramount importance. Beginning an exercise regime at any age and at any time is always going to be beneficial in protecting the body and preventing the effect of aging, including gray hairs, brain issues, loss of muscle strength, etc. The takeaway of this experiment is a simple one – dare to be active and to encourage those around you to join in increased physical activity. In doing so you are setting the stage to a longer and healthier life and uncovering the best antiaging medicine ever.