When do you think we start to age? I believe most of you will answer at 60 or 65. Phenomenally our generation is not aging as previous ones did. So, no one can determine exactly when the beginning of aging formally and actually is.
The truth, however, in our time is that our external appearances keep getting better and its freshness is lasting longer, we tend to look younger … But what happens inside our body? Yes, it ages and you can do nothing about it. As a matter of fact, this aging begins very early, in early twenties when the number of dead cells exceeds the number the new ones.
At the beginning we lose about 7,000-10,000 cells per day and these increase by time. It doesn’t matter as long as the general disorder and weakness don’t appear. Usually, individuals start feeling these disorders at the age of 55 unless there are other facts that can make it earlier.
But there is no reason to despair; recent studies have revealed the following: Exercise and good nutrition (so-called super foods) help to regenerate cells, which is why physical activity in old age is not only desirable but necessary. The process of cells creation does not only maintain youth, it goes further in protecting us from chronic diseases and by that we can have a longer life expectancy. In addition to that, and since elderly people are prone to accidents, exercise becomes even more compelling as it enhances the elasticity of cells and strengthens muscles.
To point out, the effects of aging on the body are not limited to muscles and bones; it spreads to all organs and body systems, affecting mainly the brain. Alteration of brain cells strongly affects memory. Even in this case science has highlighted the positive effects of exercise in maintaining the vitality, memory and good brain function.
Conclusion: Physical activity seems to be superfluous in all age groups.