Exercise Promotes Cellular Housecleaning

Aging, infections and diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, inflammatory diseases and insulin resistance can all be caused by a buildup of waste products and debris within cells. It’s by a process called autophagy, an intracellular recycling system, that cells maintain their ideal environment. A group of researchers have found that exercise helps boost autophagy.

For a more in-depth analysis of the research, have a look at “Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body” in The New York Times.