None of us can stop Father Time catching up on us, but we can significantly slow down the signs of aging. This can be achieved in several ways and one way is through regular exercise.
Some of the reasons adults who carry out regular exercise increase their chances of maintaining a younger physical appearance and a far more agile mind are:
Younger looking skin
Carrying out regular workouts which include various resistance training exercises will help to tighten and firm the muscles in your body. If you have loose skin then it will certainly make you look older. It will mean those wrinkles and creases are far more prominent than they need to be.
A healthier complexion
The better you skin looks the younger your appearance will be. Regular exercise improves your body’s circulation. This is an important factor when it comes to keeping your skin in a healthy condition and you younger looking.
Good circulation is vital because it increases your blood temperature and pushes it closer to your skins surface. This process means that your blood delivers more oxygen and additional nutrients to your skin resulting in a far healthier complexion.
This protein is a major reason your skin shows signs of aging. Collagen is made up of amino acids and is a basic building block for your skin as well as other parts of your body. We all naturally produce this protein but as we get older that natural production drops.
Your skin is at is peak health around the age of 35, unfortunately after this peak your collagen production gradually decreases. This is a perfectly normal bodily process, but it is estimated that by the time you reach 60 years of age your body will only be producing 50 pct of the collagen it was when your skin was in its prime.
To keep your collagen levels up you need to stimulate this natural production and exercising is a very effective way of achieving this.
The vast majority of us do not keep a good posture in our younger years and as we get older our posture generally worsens. If this is the case a poor posture can really show your age. To avoid this unwanted sign of aging you should also include posture exercises in your workout routine. Many people find Yoga is a perfect pastime for improving the body’s posture. It also has the added advantage of calming the mind.
A healthier mind
By carrying out regular exercise you are not only stimulating and keeping your body in good shape, but the positive feeling and physical exercise works wonders when it comes to stimulating your brain cells.
How much exercise should you be doing?
This is the amazing thing; if you exercise for just 20-30 minutes, three times each week you will be doing yourself and your body the power of good. To increase the benefits you should also try and take a brisk 30 minute walk every other day.
It really is true!
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Combine these two things and you can see the major benefits regular exercise offers in terms of a younger looking appearance.