Get up and dance and fight cancer while you are doing it!
Mainstream evolutionary theory says that the body is forced to make compromises, and this this is the ultimate reason for aging.
How many headlines have you seen that purport to reveal THE secret of aging?
Glycemic index as reported is not a good measure of the body’s insulin response.
Sedentary time, time spent sitting, is bad for us.
A lot of people still try to understand aging as a kind of accumulated damage, or wear-and-tear. Theories of oxidative damage are one poular version, and anti-oxidants have been promoted as a remedy for aging by people who should know better. One trouble with the damage theories is the of things that increase damage, but that lengthen life span. Exercise is the best example, but there are many others.
Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for yourself, even if it didn’t increase your odds for a long and healthy life. For those who would like to be more active, the trick is to find activities that don’t feel like a chore, but that you enjoy for their own sake. Then, gradually build more of these into your routine. There’s no hurry. There are five kinds of exercise that contribute to retaining a youthful brain and body. Only two of them hurt.