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Age Really Is Just A Number

Exercise really is the secret to staying young.

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Is exercise the fountain of youth? Could be! A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that elderly people who were athletes in their youth and who still competed as masters athletes had healthier muscles on a cellular level when compared to non-athletes of the same age. The athletes’ legs were 25 percent stronger and contained about 14 percent more muscle mass and one-third more total motor units in their legs than the non-athletes.

Take-Away Tip: What you do today directly affects you in the future, so put down the remote and go for a run!