Friday, December 2, 2016

Exercise and Cellular Metabolism

Exercise is one of the essential keys to a healthy life. It is critically important for virtually every facet of health. Almost any disease or disorder you can name has at least a dozen studies that show the health benefits of regular exercise. It’s not always exactly clear why or by what mechanism exercising helps, but the benefits are pretty clear.

An article in Nature takes a look at exercise and some research that sheds light on why exercise is so helpful. This research suggests that exercise is key to the proper and healthy functioning of lysosomes in our body.

So what are lysosomes and why do they matter?