Aging and Exercise To Stay Young

Women who are aging and exercise on a regular basis have come to terms with the fact there is no way to actually stop the clock and prevent the aging process. They know it is possible to slow down the process by taking the right action steps and exercise is first on the list.

When women see the initial signs of aging, they start doing things to turn back the hands of time especially with creams and lotions for the wrinkles. The smart woman knows there is a direct correlation between aging and exercise.

I'll bet over the years any exercise you did was primarily with the objective to loose weight. Today I think there is a more holistic way of approaching exercising for overall health and well being. The benefits of exercise to aging gracefully are paramount to staying fit and looking younger.

Benefits of Exercising

  • Think about what happens to your body when you exercise and understand the positive effect it can have on your body as you age. Think about your exercise and movement habits when you were younger. Chances are you were much more active as a child, and you probably even continued a regular exercise routine in your 30's and 40's. Walking is a great exercise because many women who walk for at least twenty minutes a day on a regular basis have fewer strokes than those who don't walk. Not only does exercise help the memory, but it can also help to combat depression and mood swings.
  • When you are aging and exercise on a regular basis, you will notice that everyday tasks will actually become easier and less taxing. It can be beneficial to add strength training into your daily routine.After just a few weeks of low intensity strength training, you will find that even a simple task such as opening a bottle of pickels is easier once you have begun to strengthen those muscles.Depending on your strength level, you may want to check with your doctor about incorporating strength training into your routine. He can advise you on the types of exercises that will be most beneficial for you.

As you age, you will tend to gain weight more quickly than you did when you were younger. Exercise actually helps you to sustain your youth. Exercise makes your metabolism work at an optimal rate allowing your body to shed excess pounds. Exercising is also very good for getting rid of toxins in your body.

  • High blood pressure is a common side effect of aging. If you are aging and exercise regularly you will be surprised as to how quickly you can lower your blood pressure after just a few months. Of course this means having a diet to go along with the exercise. If you remain active and safely increase your activity levels you will be rewarded with stronger bones, lower cholesterol, increased nervous system health, a better quality of sleep, better digestive health, etc.
  • It is important that you pace yourself and don’t get over zealous with your anti aging exercise routine. Sometimes we wear ourselves out too quickly, and as a result, we are not able to consistently continue our exercise plan.If your body is not accustomed to a regular exercise plan, then you will definitely want to start off slowly and not over exert yourself. Exercise programs are not one size fits all, so finding one that works for you will help you to have many positive health benefits.
  • As you discover the connection between aging and exercise, keep in mind that a big part of aging is your state of mind. You are only as old as you feel, and exercise will help you feel younger and more alert.The more you exercise, the younger you will look and feel. Set some realistic exercise goals. Start by just walking for 5 minutes for your first week, and maybe you could increase your time to ten the next week, working up to 30 minutes per day at least 5 days per week. Whatever you do, make sure that you are having fun and that you give your body time to adjust to your new routines.

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