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Lack of exercise ages your DNA faster

January 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
You probably know that being a couch potato isn't very good for your heart. But now experts find a lack of exercise could also make your DNA age faster.British researchers studied over 1,000 twins for this study. They took blood samples for their DNA, and then looked at the DNA for any signs that showed DNA aging.

They found that most people who exercised a little more than three hours a week were biologically 10 years younger than those who exercised just 16 minutes or less.

Experts recommend adults get at *least 30 minutes of physical activity to keep aging at bay.

 

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