Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How Standing Might Be The Best Anti-ageing Technique

From Sarah Knapton at the Telegraph:
... [A] reduction in sitting hours is of greater importance than an increase in exercise time for elderly risk individuals." ... 
Telomeres stop chromosomes from fraying, clumping together and "scrambling" genetic code.
... The study, published in the British Medical Journal, revealed that although people who did more exercise tended to be healthier, the most important factor was how much time they spent sitting down. 
Scientists found that the less time a person spent sitting, the longer their telomeres, and the greater their chance of living longer....