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The Importance of Mitochondria: the Energy Powerhouses That Drive Exercise

The Importance of Mitochondria: the Energy Powerhouses That Drive Exercise

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Mitochondria play are powerful energy producers inside cells. These tiny organelles are easily damaged by exposure to free radicals. This damage may play a role in aging. Until more is known, the best way to keep your mitochondria healthy is to do regular physical exercise, aerobic and a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Top it off with a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet that’s free of processed foods. Can’t go wrong with that!

Exercise Quantity Versus Quality: Which is More Important?

Exercise Quantity Versus Quality: Which is More Important?

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Have you ever heard someone proudly say they exercised over an hour? Usually, they say it right before biting into a cinnamon bun or other decadent treat. A little voice told them they deserved it after exercising so hard. But according to the results of a new study, exercise quality counts more than quantity when it comes to staying healthy and fit.