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News To Know: Turning Back The Clock

Posted By Dave Goldstein On August 18, 2008 @ 9:39 am In Health Talk | 18 Comments

In just the latest evidence of the benefits of exercise, a study by Stanford professors shows that running can help reduce the effects of aging [1]. Runners over the age of 50 were able to stave off disability for a shocking 16 years longer than their non-running counterparts. In addition, death from heart disease can be nearly halved by running regularly. The researchers surmised that running can add four years to your life.
Aside from running, a training regimen including weight lifting and various athletic activities [2]can help people remain vigorous and extend life. People who engage in these types of activities have seen increased mobility, improved ability to conduct everyday chores and tasks, and a resurgent sense of confidence. Research has shown that even light workouts have significant benefits to offer older Americans.

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[1] running can help reduce the effects of aging: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=227913&src=120

[2] weight lifting and various athletic activities : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081401428.html?sid=ST2008081501592&s_pos=

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