If you sit for more than 10 hours a day and aren't getting in your daily exercise, your cells may be aging faster than you want...
Aladdin Shadyab, PhD. from University of California San Diego ran a study that showed a "biological age gap" of eight years between women who exercised and those who were more sedentary. Shadyab found this link by looking at telomeres, which are sections of our DNA located at the ends of chromosomes and protect them from deterioration.
You may have heard of telomeres in other aging research... shortened telomeres have been linked to diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
You want to keep those telomeres long and intact to ensure the safety and health of your cells. Getting in the recommended 30 minutes a day of exercise seems to help do the trick.
Shadyab's study examined over one thousand post-menopausal women.
Shadyab concluded from his research that daily activity should be included in one's daily life even into your 80's!!!
If you would like to read more click the links below.
World Health's Longevity Magazine