Forget about weights and such power exercises. If you want to get better, you can choose resistance exercises such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing or cycling. Helps you grow better. A study published in the European Heart Journal found that such exercise slowed or even reversed cell aging.
The study analyzed different exercise types (aerobic training, intermittent or high intensity, or strength training) to control which cells in the human body age.
Our DNA is organized into chromosomes in all cells of the body. At the end of each chromosome, the repetitive DNA sequence, called telomere, prevents a kind of chromosomal plug and distortion of the ends. As we age, the telomere becomes shorter and is an important molecular mechanism that plays a role in cell aging. The telomere shortening process is regulated by several proteins. These include enzyme telomerase, which can resist the shortening process and increase the length of the telomeres.
The researchers, led by Professor Ulrich Laufs from the University of Leipzig (Germany), employed 266 young and healthy volunteers, previously inactive, and more than six months of different types of education or changes in the control group.
The researchers analyzed telomere length and telomerase activity in white blood cells from volunteers at the beginning and six months after the study.
The study describes a mechanism in which a particular type of exercise improves healthy aging. Professor Laufs, & # 39; biological age & # 39; Using the length of the telomeres as an indicator, it can help to design future studies on this subject.
One possible mechanism by which resistance and high intensity training can increase telomer length and telomerase activity is to influence the levels of nitric oxide in the blood vessels. changes in cells.