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Woman WakingSacramento Chiropractic Weekly Health Alerts:

Exercise slows many of the degenerative complications that result from aging. This appears to be the result of alterations in a multitude of biological functions and systems — physical exercise in fact adjusts the whole process of your metabolism, making it function much better.

There are a number of suggested mechanisms for the effects of exercise, which includes:

* The induction of heat shock proteins
* Improvement in cardiac antioxidant capacity
* Expression of endoplasmic reticulum stress proteins
* Anatomical and physiological alterations in the coronary arteries
* Changes in nitric oxide creation
* Adaptational changes in cardiac mitochondria
* Increased autophagy
* Improved function of sarcolemmal and/or mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels