How Much Exercise Keeps Your Cells Young? | Runner’s World

Interesting article on the benefits of aerobic exercise and cell health.

One of the buzziest words in health six or seven years ago was “telomere,” which is the protective cap on the ends of your chromosomes—like the plastic tips on shoelaces, according to one analogy. Every time your cells replicate, they lose a bit of this protective cap, until the telomeres get so short that the cell can’t replicate properly anymore, which is why telomere length is considered one marker of biological age.

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