Hello my friends!!
We all know that it’s a good thing to get in a good workout or go for a walk, but many of us do it just because we want to look good in a bathing suit. What we don’t consider is the benefits of exercising on our long-term health and how having a daily workout routine can help us live longer, more active lives.
We all start to notice wrinkles, weight gain, and saggy skin as we age, and there isn’t any amount of makeup or tanning you can do to hide those signs of aging. The best things you can do is to drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, minimize your exposure to sun and eat a clean and healthy diet.
Exercise is essential to healthy skin because it helps move vitamins and oxygen through your body. Sweating during a workout also helps clean out your pores which is crucial for healthy skin. (just make sure you have a good post-workout facial cleanser and/or detox mask)
As you age, you lose muscle mass and gain fat. Exercising can help maintain lean body mass, keep your metabolism stoked, and your weight steady. Muscles burn more calories than fat, so the more muscle mass you have on your body the easier it will be to maintain your body fat as you age.
Weight lifting is also correlated with increased bone density, an issue we will all deal with as we age.
Exercise improves your mood and overall quality of life, lowering your cortisol (the stress hormone). The more positive your outlook on life, the better your overall state of being will be. Exercise has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well. Exercise is also good fore your heart. It helps with blood circulation and cardiovascular fitness.
At the end of the day, our cellular health is much more important than what we look like on the outside. Next time you think about skipping a workout, think about how your future self will thank you if you don’t.
Stay Healthy & Young my Friends!
Carrie A Groff