Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers.
Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery — and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Cell Metabolism.
“Any exercise is better than being sedentary,” said Dr. Sreekumaran Nair, senior author of the study and a diabetes researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. However, Nair noted that high-intensity interval training (HIIT), in particular, is “highly efficient” when it comes to reversing many age-related changes
High intensity interval training involves short bursts of intense aerobic activity within a stretch of more moderate exercise: intermittently sprinting for 30 seconds, for example, in the middle of a moderate-pace jog.