Sports Can Extend Human Lifespan

Suara.com – Regular exercise has many health benefits, including prolonging life. This is the reason researchers from Harvard advise older people to stick to a physical routine.

A group of evolutionary biologists and biomedical researchers from one of the leading universities in the United States proved it in research published in PNAS.

They hypothesize that humans evolved to remain physically active as we age, so the body can allocate energy to physiological processes that slow down the breakdown. This happens with age.

In fact, this research also shows that physical activity puts stress on the body, causing damage at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels.

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However, the body’s response to the damage is basically to rebuild the part, so that it becomes stronger.

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That thing, launch Phys Org, can protect the body from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, to some types of cancer.

“Our message is that as we age, staying physically active becomes important,” said lead author Daniel E. Lieberman.

The team emphasizes that the primary health benefit of physical activity is to extend the human health span, which is defined as years of healthy life.

Meanwhile, lack of physical activity during the lifetime of a person actually increases the risk of disease and reduces longevity.

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“The key point is that we evolved to be active throughout life, the body needs physical activity to age properly. In the past, daily physical activity was necessary for survival (work, foraging, etc.).”

“Now, we must always make the choice to exercise, which is to do physical activity voluntarily for the sake of health and fitness,” said Lieberman.


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