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Special Reports April 2010 Issue

Deep Down, Exercise Helps Keep You Young

Take a good look at those runners in this month’s Boston Marathon— you may be seeing them around for a long time. New research suggests that phrase “running for your life” may apply literally when it comes to endu - rance athletes such as marathoners, whose exercise habits seem to have anti-aging effects deep down at the cellular level. It’s among the most intriguing findings from a flurry of new studies showing how exercise contributes to healthy aging (see story below).

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