But no, one form of exercise is better than the others at delaying aging! Heard of HIIT? High-intensity interval training. Yep, new research by the Mayo Clinic published in Cell Metabolism has discovered that HIIT workouts can hold back the years at a cellular level, which is frankly, remarkable. Here comes the science bit
Muscle mass improved in the strength training group but the HIIT group showed more significant mitochondrial improvement – 49% in the young group and 69% with the older group. Their heart and lung function and insulin levels also improved. Wow.
As well as the anti-aging benefits of HIIT, other plus points include a faster metabolism, fat loss and a more flexible, shorter fitness session. Exercises like push-ups, bur-pees and lunges can all be done at home. Beware though – you need a basic level of fitness to start with so prepare your body before you start.