Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
High-intensity sports slow down the rate at which you age
If you play sports and want to live longer, choose a sport that challenges your cardiovascular system. The more intensively the discipline you practice, the slower your cells age.
The researchers divided the samples into three groups: those of athletes who practiced a low-intensity sport, athletes who practiced a moderate-intensity sport and athletes in a high-intensity discipline. In this assessment, the researchers looked at the cardiovascular impact of the sports in question.
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The researchers found no consistent correlation between exercise intensity and the activity of cytokines - other than that between interleukin-10 and exercise intensity. The more intensive the sport, the greater the activity of interleukin-10.
Interleukin-10 is an anti-inflammatory protein. Interleukin-10 lowers the activity of inflammatory proteins such as TNF-alpha and stimulates the B cells of the immune system.