The Age Reversal Benefits of Exercise
Staying fit and healthy can be more than that. It’s time to start sweating off the years.
We’re all well versed on the health benefits of exercise when it comes to fitness and weight control, but did you know that exercise is actually one of the most potent anti-aging treatments out there, no overpriced skin creams necessary? Now, we’re all for celebrating each day and candle and cherishing smile lines that speak to years of living, however, we’re also about healthy living and doing what we can to stay well. And if that also extends to exercising to keep you fighting fit – as well as looking great – we’re all for it.
Dr Vicky Dondos, who is praised as one the UK’s best face-perfecting doctors and is known of her emphasis on subtlety and long-term rather than short-term solutions, has a new book out - The Positive Ageing Plan – which is packed to the rafters with helpful information and is somewhat a bible for how to care for your skin at every age. Released earlier this year, within it she explains: “exercise is such a powerful full-body anti-ager, including your skin. Studies repeatedly show that exercise reverses ageing at a cellular level, helping genes work as they did when you were younger.”
What’s more, one study of 65 year-plus volunteers exercising over a six-month period showed not only a 50% increase in strength in their thigh muscles, but also many positive genetic changes linked to ageing.
Of course, the sooner you begin and the longer you remain physically active the better, but physical activity at any age can work wonders, from eliminating nasty toxins to reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Can you think of a better reason to renew your gym membership?
Exercise gives you a healthy glow
It lowers blood sugar levels
Exercise builds muscle strength
It improves the quality of your zzzs…
Exercise slows cell ageing
Exercise improves posture
It sweats out nasty toxins
Written by Naomi Chadderton