Exercise Can Protect Against a Broken Heart

Coronary artery disease is a major cause of death around the globe. When the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle become blocked damage occurs. This is known as a heart attack. Fortunately, there is a simple countermeasure that is known to protect the heart--regular physical activity! Exercise-induced cardioprotection is gained in just a few weeks,…

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Endurance Exercise Aids Elderly

Early research from Norway suggests that endurance training in older individuals may help regulate the length of telomeres in old age, thus slowing the aging process. Telomeres are the caps on chromosomes that are potential markers of biological aging. The Norwegian researchers also found that telomere length is positively associated with VO2max. However, the small sample…

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