Earlier this week, a study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine about the role of exercise and aging cells. This study conducted at Kings College in London found that people who exercise vigorously at least 30 minutes per day have cells that look up to ten years younger than folks who do very little exercise. This glimpse into what exercise can do for you is very encouraging because how much you exercise is within your control. In other words, here is something you can choose to do that can dramatically improve your health and slow the aging process.
Coincidentally, yesterday the pedometers I ordered from America on the Move Foundation arrived at my home, compliments of UPS. Check it out at www.americaonthemove.org. The pamphlet that came with the pedometers suggests walking an extra 2000 steps per day while cutting your daily calorie intake by 100 calories to improve your overall health. Small changes – big gains in health.