Study Reveals that Regular Exercise Slows Down Ageing

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Researchers reveal that regular exercise keeps the body young and healthy, according to a study conducted on March 8, 2018.

Researchers conducted a study to find out if regular exercising will slow down ageing in older adults. In this study, they included 125 amateur cyclists between the ages of 55 and 79. Out of this, 84 were male and 41 were female. As a part of this study, men were supposed to cycle 100 km in 6.5 hours and women were supposed to cycle 60 km in 5.5 hours. People excluded from this study were those who smoke, drink heavily and those who had high blood pressure or other health issues.

In the laboratory, they were taken through a series of tests and were compared to adults who do not have any regular physical activity. This group of adults included 75 healthy people between the ages of 57 and 80, and 55 healthy young adults aged between 20 and 36. As per the results, loss of muscle mass and strength was not observed in people who do regular exercise. Body fat or cholesterol levels of the cyclists did not increase with age and the men’s testosterone levels also remained high. Also, immune systems of the cyclists were observed to be stronger.

Dr. Ross Pollock, who undertook the muscle study said, “Most of us who exercise have nowhere near the physiological capacities of elite athletes. We exercise mainly to enjoy ourselves. Nearly everybody can partake in an exercise that is in keeping with their own physiological capabilities.”

This study, by inspiring more people to do regular exercise, will increase the growth of weight management market, as detailed in the weight management market report published by Coherent Market Insights.


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