It is a no-brainer when it comes to knowing that exercise is a must in life; from reducing the risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes to keeping us mentally as well. An interesting theory has come to light showing that with exercise, it changes the shape of our genes, and it charges the way out genes function, which is very important in keeping us heathy. http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2014/12/17/how-exercise-changes-our-dna/?ref=nutrition&referrer= Seems that our genes are activated and deactivated depending on which type of biochemical signal is sent from our body.
It has not been discovered as of yet whether our genes our activated or deactivated during exercise, but the research is underway for Sam Tabar and others to get answers. Researchers are trying to tie exercise and longevity together in a scientific manner, which when the specifics are discovered, life as we know it could be changed forever, but in a very positive manner. With that said, maybe turning off that TV and taking old Rover out for a jog might be a good idea.