The muscles of older men and women who have been exercising regularly for decades have been found indistinguishable in many aspects from healthy and young people in the active septuagenarians study group, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
According to the researchers, active elderly participants had higher aerobic capacities than most of their age groups, and the study findings showed that they were about 30 years younger than chronological ages.
It shows great interest in what the body is getting old, every second of every day, as the body ages in the following years and what can be expected for the next decades. Statistics and observations have not been able to determine whether elderly people experience disease, fragility and dependence, but whether science is inevitable with age, or in part if it is a by-product of modern lifestyle, and perhaps open to change. .
Many studies have suggested how physical activity changes our age. Older athletes were found to have healthier brains, immune systems, hearts and muscles than sedentary people of the same age; However, many of these studies have focused on competitive athletes and have been involved in a small number of women, not those who do recreational workouts.
Ball State University looked at a different set of older men and women who began exercising during the boom of people who used their hobby in the 1970s as a hobby, or who have not been competing for the next 50 years. 28 physicians including 7 women were recruited. She matched older people who did not exercise in the age group and also recruited a group of people aged 20 years.
All subjects were tested in aerobic capacities in the laboratory, and the number of capillaries in the muscles and the levels of certain enzymes were measured using tissue samples; High figures for each indicate muscle health.
They focused on the cardiovascular system and muscles because they believed they were decreasing with age. It was expected to see a hierarchical model of differences between the groups. While young subjects were expected to have the most robust muscles and aerobic capacities, lifelong exercises were slightly weaker in both counts and those in the older ones were worsened. But these results were not what they found.
The muscles of older athletes were similar to the muscles of the capillaries and were similar to those of younger subjects with much more capillaries and enzymes. Active elderly individuals had lower aerobic capacities than young people, but their capacities were 40% higher than their immature peers.
Active elderly subject aerobic capacities were estimated to be younger than 30 years old when compared to those in ov normal inden capacities established at different ages.
Findings on cardiovascular and muscular health in active elderly people suggest that what is thought of as physical disruption associated with normal age may be normal or inevitable; and this exercise can help create a good health reserve at a younger age; this may allow us to slow down or destroy physical weakness at older ages.
Since this study emphasizes the cross-section of life, which is the subject of a particular moment, it cannot say whether exercise habits directly contribute to health whether genes, diets, or other lifestyle factors contribute. In addition, muscle mass and other important health measures are not considered, or if you begin to exercise in late use and whether you can have the same benefits; However, the team plans to investigate some of these issues in future studies.