Physical activity impacts the Cocktail of Healthy Ageing

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How does physical activity affect levels of stress hormones and promote anti-ageing?

Physical activity influences cortisol and DHEA(S) levels in older adults.

What is the best exercise to combat stress and improve endocrine (hormonal) health for healthy ageing? That is what we want to find out in the PhD project ‘Stress, Healthy Ageing and Physical Exercise (SHAPE)’ at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

The principle of healthy ageing is that all bodily systems interact in symphony to create a balanced and resilient cocktail of health. We conducted a rigorous systematic review to assess whether physical activity could impact a particular physiological cocktail of hormones in the body. This blog provides an overview and key findings from this review.

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