Friday, 20 January 2017

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

 We all know how dangerous inactivity can be and sitting for a long time is truly unhealthy and we have phases when that is the case.  It is good to make a conscious effort to get out and move!


Newswise — Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

The study, publishing online January 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day and who remain sedentary for more than 10 hours per day have shorter telomeres — tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands, like the plastic tips of shoelaces, that protect chromosomes from deterioration and progressively shorten with age.
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