Woman WakingWalunt Creek Chiropractor Weekly Health Updates:

Exercise slows many of the degenerative problems that result from aging. This seems to be the consequence of modifications in a multitude of biological processes and systems — exercise essentially adjusts the operation of your metabolism, which makes it function better.

There are a number of proposed mechanisms for the effects of exercising, including:

 * The induction of heat shock proteins
 * Boost in cardiac antioxidant capacity
 * Expression of endoplasmic reticulum stress proteins
 * Anatomical and physiological modifications in the coronary arteries
 * Modifications to nitric oxide creation
 * Adaptational alterations in cardiac mitochondria
 * Improved autophagy
 * Improved function of sarcolemmal and/or mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels