Hot Topic Tuesday : Endurance Exercise

April 12th, 2011

An interesting study on the effects of exercise on mice got me thinking…  Read the article then read my thoughts.

Endurance Exercise Thwarts Premature Aging in Mice

Researchers liken aggressive workouts to ‘fountain of youth’
By Robert Preidt

FRIDAY, Feb. 25, 2011 (HealthDay News) — Endurance exercise may be “the fountain of youth” — or so a new study of mice suggests.

Canadian researchers found that endurance exercise offered protection against premature aging in mice genetically engineered to age faster than normal.

Mice who ran on a treadmill three times a week for five months looked as young as regular mice, while those who didn’t exercise were graying, balding, socially isolated and less fertile, said the researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Many people falsely believe that the benefits of exercise will be found in a pill,” principal investigator Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and medicine, said in a McMaster news release. “We have clearly shown that there is no substitute for the ‘real thing’ of exercise when it comes to protection from aging.”

Tarnopolsky noted that other researchers “have tried to treat these animals with ‘exercise pill’ drugs and have even tried to reduce their caloric intake, a strategy felt to be the most effective for slowing aging, and these were met with limited success.”

“Exercise truly is the fountain of youth,” lead author Adeel Safdar, a senior Ph.D. student, said in the news release.

SOURCE: McMaster University, news release, Feb. 21, 2011

HealthDay

Here are my thoughts:

The Hyper Vest PRO is perfect for endurance exercise.  We get a lot of questions about why our vest doesn’t hold more weight.  It’s simple – with less weight, you can actually exercise for a longer duration without causing damage to your joints that a super-heavy weight vest would most certainly inflict.  It’s part of the beauty of the Hyper Vest PRO and one of its stand-out qualities that make it a leader in the market!

So, incorporate endurance exercise in your routine to tap into that “fountain of youth” and use a Hyper Vest PRO to burn more calories and build more muscle in the process!

Cosmo tried to do a study with mice and all, but they just refused hold still when he tried to zip up the vest…

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