London: Regular exercise for a lifetime can slow down the ageing process and help in keeping the body active.
In their study, Researchers assessed the health of older adults who had exercised most of their adult lives to see if this could slow down ageing.
As per Janet Lord from the University of Birmingham in the UK, there is strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives is a viable solution to the problem that we are living longer but not healthier.
The study published in the journal Ageing Cell said, the men had to be able to cycle 100 kilometres in under 6.5 hours, while the women had to be able to cycle 60 kilometres in 5.5 hours.
The study also revealed that the benefits of exercise extend beyond muscle as the cyclists also had an immune system that did not seem to have aged either.