Slow down the aging process

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Do you want proof that exercise can slow the aging process? New studies show telomeres hold the proof. Telomeres are protein caps on the end of DNA strands.

These protein caps protect the DNA and are markers of overall health and cell aging. Science confirms that shortened telomeres are an indication of susceptibility to chronic disease and premature aging. The good news, people who exercise have significantly longer telomeres than those who are sedentary. Research also indicated a fitness program with a variety of activities had a more profound positive impact on telomere length.

So for a foolproof way to protect your cells and slow aging, ramp up your physical activity today.