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The Power of Exercise: Buffering the Effect of Chronic Stress on Telomere Length

Figure 2

Relationship between perceived stress and telomere length as a function of physical activity.

Note. Physical activity categories are based on whether the participant met CDC recommended levels of exercise per week. Perceived stress ratings are based on the Perceived Stress Scale. The relationship between perceived stress and telomere length was significant in sedentary participants only.

Figure 2