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The secret to staying young

Research from McMaster University suggests that endurance exercise mighthelp fight, and even reverse, the signs of aging such as balding, greyhair and thinning skin.

Research from McMaster University suggests that endurance exercise might help fight, and even reverse, the signs of aging such as balding, grey hair and thinning skin.

What is endurance exercise?

Aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, running or cycling, that improves cardio-respiratory fitness. And the longer you do an aerobic activity, the better your endurance.

So, how was the study done?

It may sound strange, but the lead researcher had mice with physical characteristics comparable to a middle-aged person do 45-minute runs three times a week. Their skin became tighter, and their fur grew back and stopped turning grey. The theory is that exercise produces hormone-like chemicals that have a beneficial effect on tissues. Of course, building your endurance takes time. But the potential of finding the fountain of youth seems like a pretty good incentive to me.

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