Anti Aging Exercise Tips 

In a world of fad diets and health gimmicks that fail to deliver on the promises they make, regular exercise has stood the test of time and proven that it is still the best anti aging secret available. 

Studies have shown that working up a sweat, raising your heart rate, and pumping some iron can make you look and feel younger and add years to your life. 

Researchers have found that besides impacting your muscle and fat tissue, exercise induces changes that benefit your brain and other internal organs to possibly reduce or reverse certain age-associated declines.

Advantages of Anti Aging Exercise

  • Younger Brain: Exercise can improve learning and memory and some studies have shown that it improves your brain's ability to grow new cells.

  • Younger Heart: On average, regular exercisers have the heart function of someone 10 years younger as well as a lower rate of heart attack or stroke.

  • Younger Bones: Resistance exercises help improve bone density, which contributes to strong, youthful posture and a lower risk of osteoporosis.
  • Younger Skin: Getting your blood flowing will help flush toxins from the body and encourage collagen production so that your skin stays taut and develops fewer wrinkles.

  • Younger Muscles: Regular exercise can help you maintain muscle mass so those areas that tend to sag as you age will stay tight and firm.
  • Younger Mood: Studies have shown that the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle can help fight the effects of stress, which is a major contributor to aging. And, with less stress, not only will you look younger, but you will feel happier and more relaxed.

Anti-Aging Exercise

You know that exercise will help you look and feel younger longer, but choosing the right workout for the best results is very important. There are certain problem areas that tend to be affected the most by aging, such as the arms, abs, and glutes, so it is beneficial to choose exercises that will target these specific zones.

Leg Raises

Exercise Instructions:

  • Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air, feet together or ankles crossed. 
  • Slowly lower your legs toward the floor, making sure not to lift or arch your lower back. Raise your legs back to starting position. 
  • If this exercise is too difficult at first, begin by doing one leg at a time.

leg raisesKim Demonstrating the Leg Raise Exercise

Dumbbell Front Row

Exercise Instructions:

  • No anti aging exercise routine would be complete without working your shoulders. 
  • Hold weights in your hands with palms facing behind you and arms straight down at your sides. 
  • Raise your arms straight out in front of you to about shoulder height. Lower to starting position.

dumbell front rowsKim Demonstrating the Dumbbell Front Raise Exercise

Tricep Dip

Exercise Instructions:

  • Sit on the edge of a secure chair or bench and extend your legs straight out, feet together. 
  • Place your hands on either side of your hips and grip the edge of the bench or chair. Slide your butt off the edge of the surface and slowly lower yourself until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle. 
  • Push yourself back up to starting position. This exercise is great for your triceps and will help keep those “bat wings” away

tricep dipKim Demonstrating the Tricep Dip

Bicep Curls

Exercise Instructions: 

  • Hold weights in your hands with palms facing forward and arms straight at your side. 
  • Slowly bend your elbows and raise the dumbbells toward your shoulders and then lower them back to your starting position. 

Tip: To work your forearms, you can perform the hammer curls, which is the same exercise except that your palms are turned facing the body.

dumbbell bicep curls position #1Kim Demonstrating Bicep Curls
dumbbell bicep curls position#2

Aerobic Anti Aging Exercise

Every well-balanced workout will include a combination of aerobic and resistance/weight training exercises. To get the blood flowing and enjoy the full benefits of an anti aging exercise routine, make sure to add some cardio activity like an elliptical workout at least 3 times a week.

Anti Aging Exercise Tips:

  • Choose exercises you enjoy. There are a lot of anti-aging exercises to choose from so try to find what works for you. This way you will be more likely to stick to it.
  • Take the time to stretch. Begin and end each workout with a few stretches to keep your muscles strong and pliable, and reduce the risk of injury.

  • Drink plenty of water. Most experts agree that staying hydrated will help your body function properly, keep your skin clear, and fight off fatigue. And, if you are exercising, you will need to replenish the fluids lost during your workout.

An ongoing anti-aging exercise plan can help fight the aging process so you can live a healthy and active life.

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