Exercise for Longevity: Aerobic Activity or Strength Training?

More than just a vital component of maintaining optimal health, regular physical exercise is one of the most impactful lifestyle interventions for longevity.

Compared to being inactive, studies have found that exercising can reduce all-cause mortality by up to 30%. Experts have deemed the benefits of transitioning from a sedentary lifestyle to an active exercise regimen comparable to the health differences between smokers and non-smokers.

Research also suggests that patients who stop exercising or fail to exercise throughout their lives experience a heightened risk for disease and mobility loss and an overall lower life expectancy. On the other hand, older adults who exercise regularly are more likely to experience improvements in many areas of health: mental health, emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and cognitive function. And daily physical activity can reverse specific age-related processes, prevent heart disease and cancer, and optimize organ health, among its numerous other benefits.

Not all exercises are created equal. So, what is the optimal exercise regimen for elongating the lifespan and promoting long-term health and happiness? Experts in the field continue to explore this question while new research reveals more about the ideal routine for longevity.

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Here’s What You Missed: Top Highlights From The A4M October Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the A4M October Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina, was a resounding success. Held at the Charleston Place hotel between October 27-29, this three-day event drew in several hundreds of attendees from across the nation for an exciting weekend of innovative, immersive education. Nearly 40 educational sessions led by 18 renowned speakers engaged event participants with the latest research, expert insights, live demonstrations, and hands-on training. Covering intravenous (IV) and chelation therapy, pellet therapy, and longevity medicine, three different workshops delivered impactful takeaways, protocols, and practical strategies to implement directly into clinical practice.

In case you missed it or would like to revisit some of your favorite moments, we have compiled a selection of Symposium highlights in the recap below.

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The Connection Between Aging, Cognitive Performance, and Oxidative Stress

Cognitive performance is a critical capability that allows individuals to function accordingly in their everyday lives; it provides humans with the capacity for sustenance and self-preservation and the free will to engage in activities of their choice. However, many researchers have posed a question regarding the sustainability of the human body’s cognitive performance, particularly because cognition may not be an all-enduring ability and is subject to different levels of degradation.

Several studies have proposed this concept, and research shows that several factors could affect a person’s cognitive ability, along with the discovery that multiple types of cognition correlate to specific functionality in the human body.

After several assessments of this proposed thesis, oxidative stress was considered one of the most significant factors correlated to a decrease in cognitive performance. This type of degradation is associated with the inherent decline of the body – aging.

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