Men and women who engage in jogging for 40 to 30 minutes each day for five days a week may be able to slow down their biological clocks by nine years, say researchers. The study showed that adults with high levels of physical activity are likely to have their biological age decreased by nine years over those who are sedentary and seven years compared to those who are moderately active.
“We all know people that seem younger than their actual age. The more physically active we are, the less biological ageing takes place in our bodies,” said Larry Tucker, Professor at Brigham Young University in the US. “If you want to see a real difference in slowing your biological ageing, it appears that a little exercise won’t cut it. You have to work out regularly at high levels,” Tucker added.
In the study, published in the medical journal Preventive Medicine, the team analysed data from 5,823 adults.