Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster

Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster

Too Much Sitting Ages You FasterSitting for long periods may make you age faster. The sedentary lifestyle promoted faster aging of cells in the body.

Key takeaways:

– Older women who sat for a long time during the day and got no exercise had cells that were eight years biologically older than their actual.

– Women who sat for 10 hours a day or longer – and got less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily – had shorter telomeres.

– The benefits of exercise are immense. Start exercising from a young age right through to old age.

Telomeres naturally shorten with age, but health and lifestyle factors — such as smoking and obesity — can accelerate the process. Shortened telomeres are linked with heart disease, diabetes and cancer, the researchers explained in background notes.

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