Exercise is good for you. That’s hardly news: People who exercise tend to have longer, healthier lives. But until recently, researchers have tallied its benefits only in narrow slices: Exercise lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure; it keeps you from getting fat. Now it’s becoming clear that those known slices don’t add up to the full pie.
The muscle-building aspects of exercise also help reverse a key change associated with aging: a decline in the function of mitochondria, our cells’ energy generators. This decline, often seen in sedentary individuals, can leave the mitochondria unable to completely burn the cellular fuel and that can lead cells to generate more oxidants, the oxygen-rich, reactive molecules that damage proteins and DNA.
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It confirms my way of thinking to a tee.
The possibility for the ageing population to avoid some prescription drugs by way of exercise is a huge step in the right direction.
So about 22.5 MET hours per week is optimal for longevity. That works out to less than 1 hour of brisk walking a day.
Anyone knows of an app that keeps track of your MET hours per week? I think Google Fitness does but not sure if they convert it to some proprietary "points".
A perfect read to bolster that New Year resolution ^^
One of the best things to eat is fasting