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Telomeres

Standing increases longevity and builds telomeres

By Dagan: (NaturalNews) Standing up is good for your health. People who stand live longer and have longer telomeres, an indicator of good health and longevity. Sitting is tied to disease and aging. Research has now shown that standing instead of sitting can prevent telomere shortening. Circuit training is also recommended, but actually the time you spend on your feet may be more important that time spent exercising, as far as telomere length protection is concerned.

3 easy habits for a long, disease-free life


Telomeres (tiny bits of DNA that influence longevity and health) have been causing quite a stir among researchers lately --- and for good reason. The length of these protective caps on the end of chromosomes determine how quickly cells age, and how prone we are to having a stroke or developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, vascular dementia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Essentially, the shorter your telomeres, the shorter your lifespan. And yet, we don't have to be at the mercy of our genetics. Have a look at the following tips which help foster strong telomeres -- as well as resistance to disease and aging.

Shorter DNA 'Telomeres' Tied to Death Risk


A large investigation has found that the shorter the sections of telomeres — the shorter sections of DNA found at the end of a person's chromosomes — the higher their risk for dying in the next three years. The finding stems from a fresh look at the role of telomeres, and the degree to which they serve as so-called "biomarkers" of aging.
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