As a person grows older, his cells continue to age, weakening the protective elements of DNA.
According to a new study conducted in the US state of California, women who are lazy or inactive are at higher risk of aging.
The study included 1,500 women between the ages of 64 and 95. These were women who spent most of the day either sitting or exercising for less than 40 minutes each day.
Research has shown that the cells of such women are active, but organically they are eight years older than the cells of women who exercise more.
As a person grows older, his cell age also increases. It also weakens the protective elements of DNA.
Researchers say that if we are not in good health and our lifestyle is not good, then old age comes quickly. Therefore, even in old age, a person should be active and avoid sitting for more than 10 hours a day.
In fact, as we get older, the tiny cap at the top of the DNA begins to shrink. This tiny cap of DNA is called telomeres. This telomere is like the plastic on the shoelace.
The length of telomeres determines how old our organic age is. It does not always correspond to our chronological age.
Shrinkage or shrinkage of telomeres increases the risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and serious cancers. Its length also tells you how much exercise a person should do on a regular basis.
Dr. Aladdin Shadiab, who led the study at the University of California, Los Angeles, said: Their telomeres do not shrink.
According to Shadiab: “We should start exercising when we are young, we should be physically active, we should be active even when we reach the age of 80.”
The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.