A new study published in the journal Aging Cell shows that regular exercise is the best way to fight aging.
In the study, the team assessed 84 male and 41 female cyclists aged between 55 and 79. How do you define them as cyclists? Men can cycle 100 km in 6.5 hours and women 60 km in 5.5 hours.
The results showed that these cyclists did not lose muscle content and strength with aging, did not increase body fat and cholesterol levels, and had an immune system as strong as young people, compared with those who did not exercise regularly.
Not only that, cycling men had higher testosterone levels.
The researchers believe that infrequent exercise plays a major role in the aging of the immune system as we age.
The U. S. National Institute on Aging) divides exercise into four basic types: endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. They suggest that it should not be limited to one type of exercise. Mixed sports not only enhance fun but also reduce injuries.
Endurance exercise, also known as aerobic exercise, can enhance breathing and heart rate, conducive to the heart, lungs, circulatory system healthy. Build up your stamina to make your daily activities easier. For example, walking or jogging, dancing, etc.
Strength exercise, also known as resistance training, strengthens your muscles and makes you stronger. For example, weight lifting, use of resistance belt, use of weight (pull up) and so on.
Balance exercise can prevent falls, and some lower body strength training can also improve balance. For example, standing on one foot, walking on tiptoe, tai chi, and so on.
Flexible exercise can stretch muscles, help the body softer and agile, and make you move more freely in your daily activities. For example, leg stretching, yoga and so on.