Let’s be introduced to TELOMERES: The DNA on either end of thread like chromosomes.
- Under a microscope, recent studies have proven cells look much younger in people who exercised regularly. Specifically, investigators measure the length of telomeres. Just as plastic tips on the end of shoelaces keep the laces from fraying, telomeres protect the chromosomes that carry genes during cell division/growth.
- We now know shortened telomeres is critical to the aging process. Making people more vulnerable to diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- Telomeres can be thought of as a biological clock. When they get at a critically shortened length, cellular death occurs. Exercise and an active lifestyle promote telomere length.
This is the first time it has been proven at a cellular/molecular level that exercising has an ANTI-AGING effect!