Clients who workout at IronFit in San Antonio, Texas tell me how much better they feel and how many compliments they get when they start exercising. People tell them they look younger, too. Exercising on a regular basis will do that. It builds endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. It also increases your energy level. It takes a while, but you’ll notice a big difference. Even a short workout increases circulation, which sends oxygen and nutrient rich blood to all parts of the body. It improves your posture and puts bounce in your step giving you a youthful demeanor.
Your skin benefits from working out, too.
That increased circulation helps every part of your body, including the skin. Not only does working out lengthen telomeres, which protect the chromosomes, preventing cell death that causes aging, it also increases the nourishment and antioxidants to the cells. It clears the pores of toxins with sweat and gives your cheeks a rosy appearance. It helps improve adult acne and increases skin elasticity. That’s sure to make you look younger.
If you’re making your father’s sounds when you get out of a chair, change it with exercise.
You don’t have to be very old to identify with making those same noises that your parents or grandparents make when they get up out of a chair. That grunting sound comes from lack of flexibility and strength. It’s also a sign of aging. Check out the walk of an older person compared to that of a younger one. Old people lose flexibility, endurance and strength, which also affects their balance, so they don’t the same bounce in their step as a younger person does.
Increasing muscle strength improves posture and good posture can make you look younger.
That hunched over look can start at any age, but it definitely is more associated with seniors. Back pain is another affliction people tend to get more as they age. Both can be improved by building strength, which automatically improves posture. Good posture makes you look more confident, thinner, younger and taller. Bad posture is one reason people seem to lose height as they age.
- Your mood will improve when you workout and you’ll be less stressed. Have you ever heard of a grumpy old man? That bad attitude can be eliminated when you workout regularly.
- Getting older doesn’t mean your metabolism has to slow down. When you workout regularly, you build more muscle tissue and the more you have, the higher your metabolism is, so weight loss and maintenance is easier.
- Regular exercise and a healthy diet can protect your cells with antioxidants. The body produces antioxidants in the form of enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, which is increases when you workout. Protecting the cells more.
- Regular exercise can also help protect you from serious and chronic conditions that can cause you to look and feel older than you really are. Staying active and working out is a prescription recommended by most doctors.
For more information, contact us today at Iron Fit