Regular Exercise Keeps You Looking Young As You Age!
Everyone grows older with each passing year, but not everyone ages in the same way, nor do everyone want to look their age. Some people are blessed with youthful looks, perhaps due to good genes, and others perhaps due good habit. And there are those that age faster than their years, and use modern science to battle and rectify age spots, sagging facial skin and varicose veins.
How can we account for these differences between people? And can we do something about it?
Well, doctors suggest that is it a combination of nature and nurture at play. It is true that some people have inherited good genes, but as anti-aging studies with twins show, the nurture aspect plays a big role too. Exposure to sun, the amount of free radicals in your body, and environmental pollutants can affect the rate of which your cells age.
Aging is another way to say cellular failure. We get old when our stem cells are no longer there to repair our bodies. Our bodies also produce less hormones when we are older, and this can affect the skin, hair, body composition and body shape. This results in a decrease in collagen production and elastin, which causes the skin to sag as it loses its ability to retain moisture or retract after stretching. You might probably start noticing such effects in your late 30s or early 40s.
Men seem to age better than women, and doctors attribute it to the gradual decline in testosterone in men compared to the sudden plunge to zero female hormones during menopause. Oil glands are also more active, and stay more active in men, which reduces the dry and sallow look. Women have more facial fat, and so when they age, they tend to develop the sagging look.
One good thing to begin your anti-aging regime is to refrain from smoking, excessive alcohol or caffeine, eating preserved or processed foods, or charred food. Also, it is important to sleep at least eight hours of sleep every night, avoid getting stressed or angry, reduce your calorie intake as you grow older as your metabolism decreases, and finally, to exercise regularly.
People tend to underscore the importance of exercise as part of your anti-aging regime. As one doctor put it: Exercise is the only thing that keeps people looking young. If you have exercised for more than 10 years continuously, you will look as young as the day you started regular exercise.
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