Now ask any fitness enthusiast or professional and they will tell you, without a doubt, exercise does keep you looking younger longer (unless you have over- marathoned in the sun waaaaay too many times...then you are on your own). Not only that, exercise can add mitochondria (located in the cell, these guys kinda look like toe separators and are known as the "powerhouse" of the cell - they give you wings...better than any Red Bull) AND it can repair those that are breaking down. For those scientists reading, forgive my interpretation but it's way more fun explaining it this way.
|This is "Gerry"...one of the participants |
in the sedentary rats group. He's only
8 months old, but looks 80.
If the benefits of exercise could be stuffed into a pill, that pill would be the most sought after medication...even over Viagra! The best part is, it doesn't take much exercise to make a difference. Again, we are talking about 30 minutes a day of brisk walking to reap the benefits. How you get there should be slow and progressive to avoid the risk of drop out. Do it with friends, do it alone, schedule it into your day, but don't underestimate the power of exercise.
|This is an MRI of two women. The top picture (A) is of the thighs of an athletic woman, (B) is that of an older, sedentary woman. Note the intramuscular and subcutaneous (under the skin) fat.|
|A really pretty picture of a mitochondria. |
I guess the insides don't really look like toe
separators, but if you squint your eyes and
split it in half.....it kinda does.
That's all I got today!