Exercise has been shown to mitigate many of the negative aspects of aging. Click on the resources below to see how physical activity is associated with longer telomeres and better health outcomes.
Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 YearsExercise & Telomeres, Telomeres in the news
Time Magazine article on how a sedentary lifestyle is associated with shortened telomeres in women, translating into an average of additional 8 biological years compared to women that performed 30 minutes of daily movement.… Read More...
Exercise Boosts Telomere TranscriptionExercise & Telomeres, Telomeres in the news
Read The Scientist Magazine article on how aerobic activity leads to increased telomere transcription of muscle cells.… Read More
Television Watching and Telomere Length Among Adults in Southwest ChinaExercise & Telomeres, Institutional Study
This study looked at the TV viewing habits of 518 adults ages 20-70 in relation to their telomere length. In addition to telomere length, height, weight, and waist circumference were measured to calculate body mass index and percentage ...