Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years Younger
A new study from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, finds that senior people who exercise regularly have their hearts, lungs, and muscles in equivalent shape to people in their forties.
In the study, the three types of participants have been involved: seven women and 21 men in their 70s who exercised regularly, 10 women and 10 men in their 70s who led sedentary lifestyles, and 10 women and 10 men in their 20s, who were all healthy and who exercised regularly.
Lead researcher Scott Trappe, director of the Human Performance Laboratory, explains: “Exercise wins' is the take-home message. We saw that people who exercise regularly year after year have better overall health. These 75-year-olds — men and women — have similar cardiovascular health to a 40–45-year-old.”
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