3 Anti-Aging Exercises Every Woman Must Do

On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

There’s no arguing that as we get older, our hormonal levels begin to diminish.

Our skin begins to lose its glow.

Our muscles and bones begin to weaken.

Research shows that a consistent fitness routine has an amazing effect on turning back time – not to mention the feel good endorphins it releases.

According to the journal article, Anti-aging therapy through fitness enhancement, by Manuel J Castillo-Garzón, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Francisco B. Ortega, and Ángel Gutiérrez:

Aging is a physiological process that can be influenced for the better (delaying it) or worse (accelerating it). The most recent scientific evidence shows that regularly and appropriately practiced physical exercise, in order to improve physical fitness, is currently the best way to delay or even prevent the consequences of aging.

Such exercise always brings benefits, irrespective of the age, sex, health, or the physical condition of the person who undertakes it. In contrast, a lack of exercise clearly accelerates aging and its consequences, including one’s physical appearance.

Among people of the same age and genetic background, those who remain physically active, who eat correctly, and who avoid risk factors, look younger and maintain a more youthful nature.

The most important thing to remember is that exercising here and there *will not* have the same effect has a regular routine.

If you want to stimulate hormone production and promote strength and flexibility, the exercises I’ve listed below done on a consistent basis *will* provide you with fantastic results.

How do I know this to be true?

Case in point – my grandma did two out of three of these anti-aging exercises a few times a week until the age of 105 — with assistance of course after the age of 104, but she still did it! When she was 90 she walked laps several times a week to and from her community clubhouse, and she even used a treadmill at her house!

Her doctors were certain this is why she was able to walk with the aid of a walker for so long.

*Not to mention* that she was going to be darned to be in a wheelchair, and have people think she was *old*.

Here are a Few Effective Exercises to Fight Aging:

♦Flexibility –  Exercises that increase flexibility can’t be beat when it comes to fighting aging. It increases your blood circulation and allows serotonin, a chemical produced in your brain to be released, which is vital for overall health and well-being.

The best part of flexibility exercises is they are easy on your joints and simple to do. Yoga and Pilates are just a couple of effective ways to increase your flexibility.

♦Strengthening – Performing these types of exercises will help aid against bone mass loss. It will also lessen your chance of having a serious injury like broken or fractured bones, or muscle and joint tears. Strength building exercises will also increase your hormone production.

♦Cardiovascular – This heart healthy exercise should be done for at least 15-20 minutes to achieve the best results. Besides its anti-aging effects, aerobic exercises can help ward off depression, and help maintain your weight.

Running, power walking, brisk walking, and exercises like jumping jacks, hula-hooping, or dancing will help release brain chemicals and increase your hormone levels.

The cool thing about these exercises is that you don’t need a home gym or belong to a fitness club. These exercises can be done through the use of such items as exercise bands, medicine balls, stability (exercise) balls, or your good ol’ chair or floor!

Just please make sure that you invest in yourself.

Make a conscious effort to stay active no matter how busy you are. Which trust me, I know is a feat in itself, especially when you work at home.

I would love to hear your thoughts, or favorite anti-aging exercises — let me know below!

To your fit & sexy success

About - Narendra is the editor of www.thelifestyleis.com, a freelance writer, photographer, style blogger and PR strategist. He loves fashion and style and unashamedly expresses his interests.

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