Anti aging can benefit from exercise, physical exercise keeps us healthy and fit. Even so, exercise does more than just keep our body in good physical condition. It plays in a lot of ways to delay or mitigate some of the physical, mental and emotional consequences of aging. Along the way, it helps us look and feel younger as well!
Creams, lotions, moisturizers and other beauty products applied to the skin may feel good, but they only work (or at least we hope they do) on the ‘outside’. Exercise helps defy the aging signs from the inside out.
Smarter mental capacity
There is scientific evidence that demonstrates aerobic exercises does improve memory retention and learning abilities. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day, four times per week, can significantly improve blood circulation to the brain. This then provides more oxygen to the brain, which in turn prevents beta-amyloid plaques from building up, therefore helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
So playing mentally-stimulating games such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku and others is definitely not the only way to keep your brain sharp. Exercise will benefit anti aging as well!
More younger looking skin
Exercising for at least three times per week has been shown to reverse the visible signs of aging, so our body looks younger. It is not only those in middle-age who will benefit from exercising. The same is true for people in their older years who regularly stick to their exercise regime.
The portion of the skin referred to as stratum corneum is one of those areas that are benefited the most by regular exercise. Experts say that exercise preserves the health of the skin’s stratum corneum and even reverse its signs of aging. The stratum corneum is the part of the skin which readily displays aging effects as it sags, wrinkles, droops and thickens due to diminished elasticity and dying cells that naturally occur with aging.
As we get older, we become more prone to falls and more susceptible to fractures when we do. Notwithstanding, a 2010 study showed that regular physical exercise can help reduce the risk of falling by as much as 13 percent. This percentage may seem low but the fact is that one in every three adults aged 65 and older fall every year, according to study.
Falls can result in fractures, tissue and organ injuries and even death. Among the best exercises for improving balance is Tai Chi. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that Tai-Chi was effective in helping people prevent falls while their mental health was also improved.
Anti aging can benefit from weight bearing exercises, it will stimulate new bone tissues to form thereby making your bones as well as your muscles stronger. The good news is that you do not have to be an athlete in order to achieve these anti aging benefits. Weight bearing exercises are easy to do and can be performed almost anywhere.
Examples of anti aging exercises include climbing stairs, jogging, running, walking, tennis, dancing, bicycling and many more. If you have a children or a teenagers in your family, encourage them to do these exercises with you.
In addition to encouraging them to exercise with you, this will help to “future-proof” the youngsters from weak bones. This is because the greatest gains in bone mass can be achieved during or before and during puberty. They need to have as much bone mass as they can while they are still young to ensure they have greater bone mass as they get older.
Don’t let old age dishearten you, as bone density and strength can be improved at any age.
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