Exercise and Beauty

You already know that exercise is beneficial to your health, but did you know that exercise may also be helpful in preserving beauty?  Well it’s true!  Especially as we age, exercise and beauty go hand in hand.  Why?  Well, beauty is more than skin deep, and the right amount of exercise can help you look and feel younger.  Continue reading to learn more.

Exercise for Healthy Skin

Exercise can help your skin look younger.  When you perform cardiovascular exercise, your circulation increases.  This increases blood flow to all areas of your body; helping to carry away waste products, including free radicals from your cells.  That means fewer wrinkles and firmer, younger looking skin!

Exercise for Healthy Hair

Exercise can help improve the look of your hair for many of the same reasons it helps your skin.  The increased circulation nourishes your hair follicle cells with oxygen and helps them to get rid of free radicals.  Your hair will grow healthier and stronger as a result.

Exercise for Muscle Tone

In addition to increasing your circulation, exercise promotes good muscle tone.  Regular exercise means that your muscles are being used on a regular basis, which makes them more toned.  Healthy muscle tone becomes even more important as we age.  The right exercise program can help you keep that slender figure well into your golden years.

Choosing the right Exercise Routine

Choosing the right exercise routine can be difficult.  Especially if you do not have much experience with exercise.  The type of exercise that increases your circulation and provides the benefits outlined above is called aerobic exercise: meaning the activity increases your body’s need for oxygen.

When you first start exercising, we believe the key is moderation.  In other words, it is very important to start out slowly when you begin your new exercise routine.  Do not compare yourself to friends and family that are already familiar with their own exercise routines.  The most important part of any exercise routine is consistency.

If you have no experience with exercise routines, you may want to connect with a licensed personal trainer.  A personal trainer can help you find an exercise routine to meet your personal goals.  They will also monitor your progress and make sure you are not overdoing it.

If you do not have access to a personal trainer, we recommend that you start out slowly with either walking or light aerobics.  Go for a maximum of 30 minutes or until you feel tired.  Take 1-2 days off after each exercise day to let your body recover.

In the beginning, a reasonable goal to work towards would be to exercise for 30 minutes a day between 3-5 times per week at a pace that is tolerable.  Remember that the key is consistency.