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Can Exercise Make You Younger?

Updated on October 17, 2011

Well, if you include resistance exercises into your daily routine, you will definitely feel better, you'll lose weight and body fat, and it will be a plus to your health. You really don't need a gym membership to be able to perform resistance exercises. In fact, you can perform exercises that rely on your bodyweight for resistance. And the cool thing about bodyweight exercises is the fact that you can perform resistance exercises anywhere since you don't need any equipment or free weights.

Oh, and the great news is that there's scientific proof that resistance exercises actually reverses aging in human muscles! Bottom line, it makes you younger!

Resistance Exercises, Your Ticket To Youth!

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) documented a study which included a mix of young and older subjects, ranging in age from 18 all the way up to 84 years old. The older group was put through an exercise program, however, the younger group was the control group and was not put through any exercise routine. The outcome? Simply amazing. The older subjects in the exercise group had become much stronger, and when their muscle tissues were analyzed, it was found that the tissues resembled that of the younger group. Wowsers!

The study involved the use of light weights during the six month period. And the older group was put through various resistance exercises. As a side note, the body really does not know whether you're using free weight or bodyweight for resistance. So the effect is practically the same. That is, whether you use free weights or bodyweight for resistance.

Advantages Of BodyWeight Exercises

  • Safer than free weights - supports the natural motion of the body
  • Portable - can be done anytime, anywhere
  • Efficient - 15 minutes can give you an effective workout
  • Variety - a ton of variations are possible from one simple exercise
  • Beneficial - lose weight and body fat, become more agile, build strength and speed

A Sample BodyWeight Exercise Session for Day #1

  • Warm-Ups
  • Perform Squats for 1 minute
  • 15 repetitions (reps) of Lunges per leg
  • 15 reps of Deadlifts
  • 15 reps of Hip Lifts

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You can get the details of the documented study from PLoS, as well as check-out the entire 7-day bodyweight exercises over here at
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