The free way to hold back the years
Forget miracle creams, jogging or cycling are the best ways to hold back the years, according to experts.
Taking regular exercise through middle age (and by exercise they mean things that raise your heart rate and make your muscles work), can turn back the biological clock by as much as 12 years.
The effects don’t just help an individual hold their fitness levels, they also make you look and feel younger.
‘A regular exercise programme can slow or reverse the loss of aerobic fitness, reducing the individual’s biological age and prolonging independence,’ said Dr Roy Shephard from Toronto University.
While jogging or cycling are judged the most effective forms of aerobic exercise, swimming, gardening or even brisk walking can have the desired effect.