A 20-minute workout every day could slow biological ageing and even reverse physical degeneration.
For a new study published in Age and Ageing, the official journal of the British Geriatrics Society, researchers from University College Dublin found that a short, home-based workout paired with a protein-rich diet can enhance physical resilience. It can also reduce frailty, the term used to describe age-related vulnerability to illness, infection and falls, in people in their sixties. “However, if you want to live long and strong, you should start the anti-ageing workout in your forties,” says Dr John Travers, the GP who led the study.
The most serious consequence of frailty, which is estimated to affect one in ten adults aged over 65, and half of people over 80,