Is exercise the fountain of youth? Research shows that exercise’s powerful impact on our physical and mental health can in fact slow down the aging process.
Here’s how exercise makes you younger, one cell at a time.
Exercise gives you more energy: believe it or not, exercise puts your body in a state of arousal, which translates into more vitality and a greater sense of well-being. Meaning your daily tasks become less strenuous and require less exertion. It's the kind of pep in your step that makes you feel like you've peeled off a decade or two.
Exercise jumps start your sex drive: working out brings out your confidence when it comes to your appearance and body, and you in a sexier mindset. Trust us, it will give you the extra fuel so you can rock the sheets J
Exercise keeps your skin glowing: who doesn’t love a dewy sheen on your cheeks? Researches at McMasters University theorized that frequent exercisers who were over age 40 had skin that resembled a more supple and elastic skin of people in their 20s and 30s. More research is required to understand how exercise changes our skin composition, but if it’s the secret to the fountain of youth – sign us up!
Exercise boosts your mood: it can happen during any sweat-inducing cardio workout. It seems to come down to endorphins: the body chemicals your system cranks out when you're active, are like natural opiates that can trigger to pleasurable feelings, such as dopamine which helps make you feel happier.
Exercise keeps your metabolism high: it naturally slows as you age, so it's harder to avoid the weight gain. Luckily scheduling regular workout sessions helps you increase the total number of calories you burn, helping you maintain a steady, healthy weight. Remember to add in resistance training to your routine at least a few times a week, since working out with free weights or doing bodyweight exercises helps build muscle mass
TIP: Don’t forget that exercise also helps to reduce belly fat, so incorporate cardio workouts which can lead to more belly fat loss than strength training workouts or do a combo of strength training and cardio where possible.
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