How regular exercise makes you look 30 years younger
There is a recent study by a group of people that shows that the muscles of older men and women who have been exercising for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds. The study further reveals that as long as you have regular exercise your capabilities are high within their real age. These older men and women do aerobic stunts as their exercise. This makes them biologically about 30 years younger than their chronological ages.
Aging can’t be stopped from happening but what we can do still look better from are supposed age. Because it is a natural phenomenon in human development and every second count. Our immune system and body organs start to get weaker and weaker as we get older as several years and decades passed. Where sickness and diseases are prone to us. Well, it surely happens to every human.
However, science has a conclusion on this that as our physical condition is getting worse and that is sure to happen. The effect of modern lifestyle to us is that it complicates our physical prowess. But, what is seems to be obvious here is the contradiction. Physical activities do alter how we age. Many people could satisfy this theory such as the athletes who are healthy and physically fit compared to those people with the same age who aren’t that active.
But, this research only focuses on the competitive athletes it doesn’t include the women. They failed to study the people who exercise recreationally. various researches so far have only concentrated on competitive masters athletes. Most of these studies usually do not include women and may have failed to study people who exercise recreationally.
This was the reason why another study established just to bridge this gap, it was in August in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows researchers at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., this aims to determine the distinctions of older men and whom women active in physical activities despite of aging.
The new study’s senior author and the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University, Scott Trappe states that “We were very interested in people who had started exercising during the running and exercise booms of the 1970s,”. Also, he says that “They took up exercise as a hobby,” pertaining to those who are fond of exercises.
He also stated that some of them are used to it until it became a hobby throughout their 50 years or more. These are the simple exercise routines such as running, swimming, cycling, or maybe working out more often without competing.
Scott Trappe and his colleagues’ study are mainly focusing on men and women, who are in their 70’s. Through the used of local advertisement and recruitment method, they were able to find 28 people. Each had physically active for the past fifty years of their lives. They also recruited people of the same age but not find of physical activity during their adulthood. Plus, the last group is the group of active participants of exercises in their 20s.
The results of the study reveal that the muscles of older exercisers are similar to those young participants. The active seniors show similar capillaries and enzymes as the young ones. The capillaries and enzymes found in the active elderly were far more than what is in the muscles of the sedentary elderly.
Although we cannot question the capabilities of young ones still these group of older exercisers has about forty percent capacities higher compared to those who are the same age as them. The study shows that the active elderly had the cardiovascular health of people who are 30 years younger than them.
Dr. Trappe says that “Together, these findings of muscular and cardiovascular health in active older people suggest that what we now consider to be normal physical deterioration with aging may not be normal or inevitable”.
“These people were so vigorous,” he continues. “I’m in my 50s and they certainly inspire me to stay active,” he concluded.