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Centr Team

3 amazing facts that prove movement is medicine

Centr Team

The science is in – movement is medicine.

We’ve uncovered three epic stats that reveal why exercise is the real-deal fountain of youth.

1. Move more, cheat death: Walking the dog. Riding to work. Lifting weights with Luke Zocchi. It all counts. Doing moderate physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week leads to a 21 percent lower risk of death from all causes.

2. Shave 9 years off your cellular age: We don’t want to be too forward, but your cells look amazing! Telomeres, caps that protect your DNA when cells divide, get shorter as we get older. But people who engage in regular exercise have been found to have longer telomeres – lowering their cellular age by roughly nine years compared to sedentary people.

3. Cut your dementia risk by 30 percent: Regular exercise can have more impact on long-term brain health than a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and not smoking – slashing your risk of dementia by a third and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 45 percent.

Looking for a deeper dive into the science of longevity? Try these 5 research-backed ways to live your best and longest life.

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