We all know that exercise and keeping active has many benefits for our health and wellbeing. A regular steady exercise routine can help you build stronger muscles, prevent chronic illness, manage your weight and help you look and feel much better.
Can exercise help us to look younger and reverse ageing?
Research found that even people who started working out later in life can achieve younger looking skin. Scientists discovered that regular exercise can play a key factor in reversing the skin’s ageing process. So maybe it’s time to ditch those expensive ant-ageing creams and serums and start working out.
Consistent exercise has many physical and mental health benefits, that in turn will help you to feel and look younger. Working-out and participating in endurance activity can help with muscle rejuvenation. Therefore, prevents muscle deterioration which is associated with the ageing process.
Our skin changes with the ageing process, it loses elasticity, becomes thinner, resulting in wrinkles, sagging and crow’s feet. This usually occurs because of the changes within the layers of our skin. High intensity and strenuous exercise will help your heart to work harder and improve circulation. Exercise pumps blood throughout your arteries, veins and capillaries. This can help to improve the appearance of the skin assisting with detoxification, cell and skin rejuvenation.
A good sweaty workout can help to improve blood flow and circulation all over your body. It can also improve your sex drive in many ways, improvements in body appearance, confidence and an increase in energy. New research also shows that keeping active regularly can reduce the inflammation within the body which is associated with the aging process. This in turn can decrease the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, loss of muscle function, decreased mental function and depression.
Participating in the correct exercise and training the muscles around the core can help maintain a better posture, by improving overall strengthening and mobility. One of the best forms of exercises for helping with posture and flexibility is Yoga. Yoga will help with suppleness of your body, improve strength, posture and help towards achieving a better state of mind and relaxation. All these factors help towards keeping you healthy and fitter.
Although many studies show that exercise can keep our skin looking youthful there are other factors that play a part such as; genetics, diet and lifestyle. These all can make a difference to the condition and appearance of our skins. So it is impossible to know whether exercise alone can keep us looking younger or if it’s a combination of good genes and healthy lifestyle.
It’s never too late to start exercising regardless of your age. Always remember to seek professional advice if you are unsure where to start with exercise – or if you have a health condition. Always build up gradually.
“Age is nothing but a number and you can get fit” – At 74 years old (now 77), Ernestine Shepherd is the Guinness World Records’ oldest female bodybuilder.
So to summarise: regular exercise has many benefits that will keep you feeling and looking younger. It helps you stay stronger, healthier, more flexible, fitter, can improve balance, endurance, increase energy levels and overall skin condition. It will keep you feeling more youthful – keep moving!
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