07 Aug '15, 5pm

Want to protect your #telomeres? Read advice on #exercise and #diet here

In my post How Much Meditation Do We Need Daily to Combat Stress? , I discussed how stress reduction through meditation might be able to lengthen telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes that tend to deplete as we age. What about exercise? We can’t always change our situation in life, but we can always go out for a walk. London researchers studied 2,400 twins, and those who exercised more pumped up their telomeres along with their muscles. Apparently it doesn’t take much either. The “heavy” exercise group was only averaging about a half-hour a day. These were mostly folks in their 40s, but does it still work in your 50s? Yes. A study out of South Korea found that people in their 50s who work out three hours a week had longer telomeres. If you click on the above video, you can see the telomere lengths of young healthy regular folk controls at around age...

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