Want to live longer perform high level physical activities. It’s not new for many of us as many people constantly bombard us to maintain good health which will enhance our lifespan and improve the quality of our life.
In today’s people do a lot of activities to slow down the aging process but the researchers were unable to find the exact process that can slow down the aging process. Simple changes in our lifestyle habits will help to lead healthy and happy life and protect us from life-threatening diseases. Hence the new study has come up with a solution and said that high levels of physical activities can solve the aging problem.
Maintaining a healthy weight, eating the healthy diet and performing high level physical activities, cutting down alcohol and smoking can help in boosting your life expectancy and slowing down the aging process. The news study suggests that people who exercise daily and perform physical tasks exhibit a different cellular structure that slows down aging compared to those who lead a sedentary lifestyle.
The conducted study
Larry Tucker along with a team of researchers from Brigham Young University who conducted the study have analyzed the cellular data of 5,823 participants who have participated in CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The study analyzed the telomere length of the participants.
Tucker gathered the cellular data from 5,823 participants who took part in CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The study primarily focused on the telomere length in individuals. A telomere is the repetitive nucleotide sequence present in chromosomes which are similar to biological clocks that represent the biological age of an individual.
The NHANES data have estimated the telomere lengths of every participant and mentioned 62 activities in which the subjects participated for 1 month. Based on this data the study researchers have determined the physical activity of every individual.
At the end, it was seen that people performing high level physical activities have longer length telomeres and their biological age was reduced by 9 years as compared to those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. The findings of the study have been published in the journal Preventive Medicine.