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Running against ageing might be more effective then weight training

Running helps to build strong bones, to strengthen your muscles and could also slow down signs of ageing.

The European Heart Journal by researchers from Leipzig University in Germany passed a study which looked at the impact which different exercises have on the body.

Study volunteers who did endurance and high-intensity training, showed an increase in telomerase activity and telomere length which are both important for cellular ageing and regenerative capacity – healthy ageing. Resistance training did not exert these effects.

Maybe endurance and high intensity training mimic the fight or flight behaviour of our ancestors better than strength training.


The Independent

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