- Aging & Longevity
Looking younger than your age
How to look younger than your age
In pursuit of looking younger than your age, both men and women have resulted to all sorts of myths that more often than not have left many feeling cheated, frustrated and hopeless in this endeavor, however, all is not lost.
For those that are willing to invest their time and energy, it pays some handsome dividends. As the saying goes, no pain, no gain. To look younger than your age, physical exercise is a prerequisite. Forget about the quick fixes and invest in a daily exercise regime with a view to making it part of your lifestyle.
This is any bodily activity that enhances and maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It's generally aimed at attaining muscle strength, weight loss and maintenance, strengthening cardiovascular system etc.
Have you ever wondered why our forefathers lived to be centenarians? Why has life expectancy continued to go down by the day? The answer is exercise. In the olden days manual work was the order of the day, which means that people had to exercise during their day to day activities. While advance in technology has made life easy and good, it also has robbed us of the benefits of natural exercise. Hence the need for deliberate effort towards this noble idea.
The biggest beneficiary of a regularly exercised body is the skin. Exercise has a multitude of benefits to the skin and a well exercised body speaks through the skin. The fact that physical exercise helps keep off lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, depression and obesity, it automatically becomes an essential part of our lives.
The absence of disease and a healthy youthful skin helps to boost ones self esteem which in turn boosts confidence translating to improved performance at work and better social life.
TYPES OF EXERCISES
Any of the following exercises is ideal and if undertaken regularly will help your skin look younger for longer.
3) Samba dance
4) weight lifting
6) deep tissue massage.
All the above mentioned exercises have a direct impact on the skin in that they:-
- Help in opening up the skin pores keeping away unnecessary oils that cause acne.
- generating sweat which detoxifies the skin
- helps water intake which keeps the skin well hydrated
- keep away disease which would be detrimental to the skin
- help in regular cellular renewal which results to a smooth skin
- firm the skin avoiding wrinkles and fine lines.
- help burn fat keeping away cellulite.
- improves blood circulation which helps in skin nutrition
The beauty about exercise is that it is readily affordable and easy to start. This is because it can be done from the comfort of your home. Exercises such as swimming,yoga and samba dance are the most popularly done at home with excellent results.
The only investment needed for these exercises to work is time, commitment and consistency. Physical exercise has been known throughout the world to be the most effective way to help you look younger than your age. Embrace it and you will be happy that you did. Remember, its never too late to start. No pain, no gain.