Woman WakingGrand Rapids Chiropractor Weekly Health Updates:

Exercise slows down many of the degenerative complications that result from aging. This appears to be the result of modifications to a multitude of biological processes and systems — exercising in fact adjusts the whole process of your metabolism, making it work better.

There are a variety of suggested mechanisms for the effects of physical exercise, which includes:

 * The induction of heat shock proteins
 * Increase in cardiac antioxidant capacity
 * Expression of endoplasmic reticulum stress proteins
 * Anatomical and physiological modifications in the coronary arteries
 * Modifications to nitric oxide production
 * Adaptational alterations in cardiac mitochondria
 * Increased autophagy
 * Improved function of sarcolemmal and/or mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels