MEN'S HEALTH

Body Age Versus 'Fitness Age' Requires a Strong Game

 

Is exercising, the repeated taxing of our bodies with reps and sets and time trials, the surest route to longevity?

Thanks to the abundance of medical papers published over the past decade, findings indicate that the age of a person’s heart can be different than that of his kidneys or his brain. In other words, individual organs can show varying degrees of wear and tear — which ultimately defines aging. 

"Muscle is king," says Andy Galpin, associate professor of kinesiology. "It causes, controls and regulates your ability to move. If you lose muscle quality, everything else fails quickly.” Continue reading in Men's Health.

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