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10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist

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10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist

The next time you are on the fence about heading to the gym, keep this thought in mind: The workouts you complete years ago can continue to influence and improve your health this very second.

The benefits of exercise are more persistent than many likely expect, with the positive impact of working out sticking with us over time, according to new research. In fact, Those who practice regular, vigorous exercise when they are young, experience far less aerobic capacity decline later on in life and see persistent improvements in their overall metabolic health over time. The reason? Exercise leaves lasting imprints on our genes and cells. For more, look no further than The New York Times.