Exercise: The Fountain of Youth (& Health)

From Science Daily  |  Source: University of Birmingham

Excerpt: “Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London have found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy.

“A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person.

“…More surprisingly, the study also revealed that the benefits of exercise extend beyond muscle as the (study participants) also had an immune system that did not seem to have aged either.

“An organ called the thymus, which makes immune cells called T cells, starts to shrink from the age of 20 and makes less T cells. In this study, however, the (study participants’) thymuses were making as many T cells as those of a young person.”

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