Regular exercise takes ten years off you
If you haven’t already vowed to hit the gym in January, news that regular exercise can take ten years off you might kick-start your new regime.
Researchers at London’s King’s College have found that three hours of exercise a week can actually slow down the ageing process and give you a body ten years younger than a person who does no exercise at all.
The scientists discovered that those who exercised for 199 minutes or more a week running, playing tennis or doing aerobics, were in effect found to be 10 years younger than those who did an average of less than 15 minutes of moderate exercise.
The new findings explain why models like Elle ‘The Body’ MacPherson look so good at the age of 44.
One researcher on the team, Prof Tim Spector, says the study provides ‘a message that could be used by clinicians to promote the potentially anti-ageing effect of regular exercise.’