Health experts have commented that Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life. Researchers told the European Society of Cardiology congress that regular exercise could reduce ageing and increase the average lifespan.
Risk of Heart Attack
For the average person in their 50s and 60s, moderate exercise reduced the risk of dying from a heart attack by half as per Sanjay Sharma, professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in south London. This study is very relevant. When people exercise regularly, they may be able to retard the process of ageing, he suggests. We may delay the time we become old and never avoid becoming completely old. We may live into our 90s but we may look younger when we're 70.
Three to seven additional years of life are provided by Exercise. It may retard the onset of dementia, it is an anti-depressant, it improves cognitive function and there is evidence now that 20 and 25 minutes of walking a day, involving brisk walking or slow jogging would bring benefits whatever a person's age or condition and recommended everyone should be doing at least between. Try and walk it if you've got time and not take the bus, he added if you know that something is just 20 minutes away. People with a heart condition should walk to a point where they can still speak - but they shouldn't be able to sing, People with a heart condition shouldn't run. Considering our sedentary lifestyles, following these simple directions is essential for your long life.
Staged exercise programme was provided for a non-exercising but otherwise healthy and non-smoking people. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training all had a positive impact on markers of ageing, the research was carried out by a team at Saarland University in Germany who introduced they showed that aerobic exercise. As they further increase telomerase activity, which in turn helps to repair DNA as it gets old, endurance exercise and high-intensity exercise may be more efficient than just lifting weights. The anti ageing process that regular exercise had triggered as doctors were able to show, the researchers found that by measuring the increase of telomerase activity and the decrease of senescence marker p16 (both makers of cellular ageing in the blood) over a six-month period.
A rhythm disturbance that affects about 10% of people over 80, even such people who start exercising at the age of 70 were shown to be less likely to go on to develop atrial fibrillation.
Advantage of Physical Activity
The study brings a bit more understanding of why physical activity has that effect as per Professor Christi Deaton from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. It helps us understand the process of cellular ageing as that's what drives our organ system and body ageing, and the effects physical activity can have on the cellular level.
"The more active you are, and it doesn't matter when you start, the more benefit you are going to have. it's beneficial for them, so there's really no reason for healthy people not to exercise as well, we recommend people who have cardiovascular disease or had a myocardial infarction or heart failure to be physically active.