7 Mar 2017 09:36 PM EST
According to a new study, exercise encourages cells to make more proteins that feed their energy-producing machinery.
The researchers found this effect also cuts down on the aging process.
A senior author with the study stated that when to comes to reversing many age-related changes, exercise is better than being sedentary.
Dr. Sreekumaran Nair added that high-intensity interval training, in particular, is highly efficient at slowing aging.
These workouts involve short bursts of intense aerobic activity with a stretch of moderate exercise.