The Key to Ageing Well:
New research claims that boosting your cell health could be the answer to a long, healthy life.
Most age related diseases are linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. Every cell in the body relies on the mitochondrial energy supply to function; so we want to slow the rate of damage within the mitochondria you have and increase the rate of new mitochondria you produce.
Of the many suggested tactics to achieve this goal, exercise is the most important!! And the more intense the workout, the better the results. When you put your body under pressure like you do with fast high intensity exercise, it has to find a way to keep up with those demands on energy and it’s solution is to make mitochondria more efficient..
A recent study from the Mayo Clinic in the US found that regular high intensity interval training (HIIT) led to a 49-69 per cent increase in how well the mitochondria performed and the biggest benefits were seen in older participants.
Try one of our HIIT Classes: 6.15 am Saturday Mornings at Oak Flats Senior Citizens Hall. Only 30 mins; Investment $10.