Sunday, February 27, 2011

Treadmill the fountain of youth: study

Exercising on a treadmill for 45 minutes, three times a week, warded off the effects of premature aging in lab mice, a McMaster University study shows.

The researchers hope that when people see the dramatic difference between sedentary mice and those with the treadmill routine, it’ll give them an extra push to get off the couch.

Anything that motivates people to exercise is beneficial because it’s good for human health, decreasing rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes while increasing longevity, said Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky of McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine...

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