Bulletin: Running is the new Fountain of Youth
I’m all about good news. So when I read this interesting study I knew I had to share it.
Researchers at McMaster University (thank you Canada) recently did a study where they forced mice to run on a treadmill (moderate intensity) for 45 minutes three times per week.
Their findings, you ask?
Five months later, researchers saw “huge recovery” in age-related damage to practically every tissue they could analyze.
What does this mean for you?
Simply running for 45 minutes three times per week can halt premature aging and even reverse aging in virtually every tissue and organ.
What’s more, the exercise did more than just protect the muscles and heart. The team found “unprecedented” anti-aging effects of endurance exercise on the brain, skin, hair, gonads (ovaries and testicles), kidneys, spleen and liver.
Pretty much every single part of the body was protected by exercise.
The study also shows that you need to start exercising young (in your 20s). It’s important to build good habits if you want to live a long life.
“We know that exercise has benefits even when humans start over the age of 65. But this study clearly shows that we can get closer to the fountain of youth if we start when we’re young and do moderate exercise our whole life.”
So what are you waiting for? It’s a beautiful day outside. I think it’s time to go for a run.