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
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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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