Fountain of Youth Discovered

An article in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences appears to have discovered a very attainable fountain of youth. In fact, anyone can reap the potential performance benefits. Harvard University researchers found that the nerve cells controlling muscles were rejuvenated in a group of aging lab mice when they were forced to eat less and exercise more.

True Strength Moment: As we grow older, the nerve endings that control muscle function shrink and fail to completely cover muscle receptors. This contributes to muscle wasting and cellular death. Restricting calories helped the lab mice avoid this neuromuscular deterioration, and exercise actually reversed some of the damage that had already been done. Train yourself to work out regularly and eat right now, so you won't have to worry as much about the pitfalls of age-related declines later on.
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