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Yes, Running is Good For You

April 20, 2014 By: John Blue Category: Science

This mouse will live longer and look better than her lazy cousin!

This mouse will live longer and look better than her lazy cousin!

In the continuing debate on whether running is helping or harming you, we turn to a recent article by Gretchen Reynolds, over at the NY Times Well blog.

Building on previous animal studies, researchers at McMaster University studied the skin of volunteers and found that people who got regular exercise had skin that appeared younger at a cellular level.

To see if the difference was truly due to exercise and not some other factor, the researchers put a group of sedentary volunteers on an exercise program and examined their skin before and after. (more…)

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