Mind, on 11 September 2012 - 05:20 PM, said:
Most evidence points toward lower calories, lower metabolism, less weight, as being the best CURRENT method(s) of slowing aging and extending lifespan.
...except that the "higher calories are deleterious to lifespan" evidence is probably irrelevant to us, since none of the animal studies combines higher calories with compensating resistance exercise, so it is not surprising that the excess uncompensated calories would limit lifespan. But consuming more uncompensated calories is not what we are proposing.
Resistance training has never been properly studied in the context of life extension. Certainly the animal studies tell us nothing with respect to weight training, and even if someone could figure out a way to make rats do bench presses, say, their physiology is so different that is is questionable whether that would tell us anything about humans. Almost all the human studies suggest that weight training is overall good for health markers, and anecdotally weight training lets humans maintain a younger appearance for much longer than their sedentary (or even endurance-training) peers.
Edited by viveutvivas, 11 September 2012 - 08:35 PM.