Exercise is not just a vital part of staying healthy but also slowing down aging. Lack of exercise can, in fact, accelerates the aging process. Regular physical activity is also linked to longevity and boost men’s testosterone level especially when combined with healthy eating practices.
How Resistance Training Works As Anti-Aging?
Resistance training also called as strength and weight training works in reversing aging at a gene level. In a study, researchers found that resistance training on older people reduced oxidative stress markers while at the same time increasing antioxidant enzyme activityREF.
Resistance training is now a part of an anti-aging therapyREF due to its effectiveness in developing skeletomuscular strength. As a matter fact, there are health organizations prescribing it for boosting health and fitness like the ACSM. Even the healthy populations are prescribedREF with resistance training for protective health benefits.
Other Benefits of Resistance Training
The benefits of doing resistance training are backed by science. In this case, it is beneficial as an anti-aging solution. However, the benefits do not stop there. Below are other benefits especially when combined eating healthy foods including spicy foods and intermittent fasting.
Upon engaging and committing to healthy lifestyle practices, a series of health benefits occur including risk reduction of the following;
- CHD(Coronary heart disease) [Fahlman et al 2002]
- Non-insulin-dependent diabetes [Fluckey et al 1994]
- Colon cancer [Koffler et al 1992]
- Prevents osteoporosis [von Stengel et al 2005]
- Promotes weight loss and ideal weight maintenance
- Improves dynamic stability
- Preserves functional capacity [Evans 1999]
- Fosters psychological well-being [Ewart 1989]
Exercise As An Anti-Aging Pill
Ernestine Shepherd proves that exercise is really an anti-aging pill. In 2010, the Guinness World Records recognized her as the World’s Oldest Performing Female BodyBuilder. Read and learn her story. Be inspired and stay young with exercise.