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Can Running Reverse Aging?

According to a story published in The New York Times’ Well blog, running may help to reverse aging in ways that other exercise does not. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Humboldt State University in California recruited 30 men and women in their 60s and 70s, assigning half of them to 30+ minutes of walking, with the other half spending 30+ minutes jogging. The study found that the runners group was actually more efficient and better at walking than the walkers, requiring less energy to move at the same pace. Furthermore, researchers also added that intense or prolonged aerobic exercise has been known to help increase the number of mitochondria within muscle cells, helping people to move for longer periods of time with less effort.

Read the story published in The New York Times’ Well blog.