According to a study led by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, exercise-induced neurogenesis improves cognition in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, yielding more benefits than drug-induced adult neurogenesis. The scientists were able to figure out the difference between the two types of induced neurogenesis and pharmacologically reproduce the same benefits provided by exercise [1]….

If you need yet another reason to exercise as part of your health and longevity strategy, then check out this study, which suggests that aging of the immune system can be slowed by exercise. The problem with our modern lives is that we are, in general, much more sedentary than our ancient ancestors, who hunted…

Sarcopenia, a condition that causes loss of muscle mass, is a common ailment that comes with aging. It wouldn’t be correct to talk about who is affected and who isn’t, because everyone experiences at least some degree of muscle mass loss, along with reduced strength, after age 40 or 50. As you may imagine, sarcopenia’s…

We have all heard that exercise is good for our health. However, it can not only keep you healthy, it can also slow down some aspects of aging. Some researchers even think that it might be possible to use this knowledge to develop new therapies against aging. While waiting for that to happen, we need…

Even very moderate activity levels can influence the risk of death, according to a new study led by the University of Buffalo. The study showed that there was a significant reduction of mortality risk in women over 65 who regularly engaged in light physical activites, such as household chores. Yes, folding the laundry, ironing, vacuuming…

There are many benefits to exercise and how it can reduce the impact of the aging process. We have previously talked about how even a moderate amount of gentle exercise, such as walking, dancing, and strength training, can improve health and reduce mortality. New research suggests that even moderate levels of physical activity can reduce…

Until the technologies arrive that will allow us to target the aging processes themselves age will take its inevitable toll on our bodies. This is a concern especially as senior citizens in our society are commonly debilitated by muscle weakness, joint pain, and other physical ailments. When thinking about life extension, one of the common…

Exercise is a sensible part of any personal health strategy, and a new study suggests that even low levels of walking are associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity[1]. U.S. public health guidelines recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of intense exercise per week. However, surveys show…

The old saying “use it or lose it” very much applies to reducing the impact that aging has on the mind and body. Of all the things we can do right now to help stay healthy as we grow older, exercise is probably the most useful. Supplements have questionable results in humans, and none can…

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