There is no fountain of youth but a wise person will take precautions to keep their body young and agile. We know we need good rest, healthy foods, good relationships, and we need to take care of our bodies in order to slow down the aging process.
Here are some ways that working out keeps you young:
Exercise Helps You Lose Weight
Obesity comes with a long line of health risks. Exercise can help you to control your weight by burning excess calories that would be stored as fat if not used. This weight loss will help you cut your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Even if you already have these conditions, regular physical activity can help to regulate your blood sugar and minimize the effects of these conditions.
Strength Training Builds Strong Bones and Muscles
Doing strength training exercise will help you gain lean muscle mass and strengthen the density of your bones. Having strong muscles and bones will help protect you from any falls or fractures and wards off osteoporosis, arthritis, and other bone-related diseases.
Physical Activity Gives You Better Mental Health
Exercise releases the body’s very own happy hormone, serotonin. This gives you a better mental state and release of anxiety. Regular physical activity has also been shown to prevent any dementia or Alzheimer’s developing as you age. Exercise can help treat depression and insomnia.
It Will Help You Have a Healthy Heart
Exercise, particularly cardiovascular exercise, will help your heart stay strong and help keep a healthy flow of blood through your body. Having high blood pressure and cholesterol levels are the first signs of possible heart failure and stroke in the future. Completing at least 2 hours of moderate exercise a week can help to lower both your cholesterol and blood pressure.