Stepping up on your workout routine could help to turn back the clock.
We all know that exercise makes us feel great. But did you know that it could shave decades off how you look and feel? Today, I want to take a look at one of the amazing benefits of working out that we don’t talk about as often as we should. Forget miracle supplements or lotions and potions. Simply moving more is the best way to stay younger for longer. I have brought together some of the best ways that exercise makes us feel younger, below.
Working Out Gives You An Energy Boost
As we get older, we tend to become more sedentary. We lack the energy to run around and stay up all night that we had in our teens and 20s. But you can recover some of that lost get-up and go just by implementing a regular workout plan. Exercise triggers a state of arousal that gives you a boost to get through to the end of a tough workout. Do it regularly and this natural energy boost will carry through to everyday life.
It Could Reduce Your Biological Age By 30 Years
A study by the Human Performance Lab looked at the physical condition of people in their 70s who had been working out for years. Their astonishing findings showed that this fitness-focused group had similar cardiovascular health to people in their 40s! This amazing result is a great excuse to get out and get moving – remember, it’s never too late to start turning back the clock.
It Keeps You Looking Youthful
Working out not only helps you feel great, it could mean that your skin looks younger for longer. A study from an Ontario university found that exercise reverses the skins’ natural aging process. Participants over 40 who enjoyed regular exercise had visibly younger-looking skin than their sedentary counterparts – in fact, it was comparable to someone in their 20s!
It Improves Your Posture
As we age, our bone density declines and this can impact our gait and create that typical hunched posture that we sometimes associate with elderly people. Regular exercise helps to maintain bone density levels, and this is particularly important for women who are at a greater risk of diseases like osteoporosis. Start exercising now to improve your mobility and posture in the long term.
It Boosts Flexibility
Young children often display impressive flexibility. Touching their toes with ease and running around like tiny acrobats. This innate flexibility seems to decline as we age, and, by the time we reach our 40s, it’s not unusual to feel stiff and rickety. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Flexibility often disappears through lack of use and by keeping active – particularly through flexibility-boosting workouts like yoga and Pilates – you can keep your natural bounce and flex for longer!
If you’re looking to turn back the clock on your fitness levels, or you just want to make 2020 your healthiest year ever– get in touch. The team here at FitFusion PT offer friendly, personalised guidance to help you unlock the best version of you. Until next week, you lovely lot, stay amazing!