To those of you discussing types of exercise that best improve quality and length of life.
To add some direction in where to look for research and identify the issues at hand, you may want to check into research experiments done with NASA and the effects of weightlessness on the human body. When a person is removed from the Earth's gravitational force, the body's atrophying closely resembles the aging process. Because of this, the methods that astronauts use to combat the bone loss, muscle loss and other various effects they experience while in weightlessness may lend some good supporting information for discovery of an answer to the question of, "What effects do different types of exercise have on long term health benefits?", and "Why or how these exercise types produce those effects?". It may also help to identify which factors should actually be considered when discussing "anti-aging" and bring more focus to the discussion. You may want to continue this particular discussion and research in a new topic thread, as "Strong Women", is really quite unrelated. Though I often turn threads a different direction than they were initially intended so who am I to even offer such an idea? Ha!
I haven't looked, but there may be some research contained at http://spaceresearch.nasa.gov
, alternatively if you receive or wish to go to the libary to look for the publication titled, "Space Research", you can peruse through its issues to check for related information. I think the current issue may have a short article discussing some of this information and perhaps it can lead to other publications or research that contains more thorough information.
PS Yes, I am a nerd. Thanks for noticing.