It’s the 30th anniversary of Dr. Cheryl Doyle’s medical practice in Brooklyn, but she’s not slowing down. In fact, her work is going strong – and not least because of her other passion – dance. The 61-year old has been dancing since she was five, and still goes to dance classes four times a week. In her mind, this is the key to longevity and health. As a doctor, she has scientific studies to back it up.
“Every time your cells replicate, there’s a structure on your chromosomes that gets smaller and smaller and smaller. And the smaller they get, the more the cell is aging. And older people who were more active had less of a shortening of telemers than the younger people, compared to the sedentary older people. So exercise keep you young. Your cells actually do not age at the same rate if you’re active than you would if you’re inactive,” said Doyle.
She counsels her patients that part of taking care of their asthma means staying fit, and eating healthy.
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