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5 anti-aging benefits of exercise

Turning back the clock isn’t just about wrinkles and fine lines. It’s about staying fit – not just looking it – and keeping your body moving.

As we age, our metabolism and muscle mass start to decrease. Did you know that adults lose between five and seven pounds of muscle every decade after age 20?

To combat these signs of aging, add exercise into your daily routine. Whether it’s tracking your daily steps, a home workout, taking your favorite fitness class or going to the gym. It’s important to set aside this time however busy you think you are to improve your overall health.

 

Here are just 5 of the key benefits to improving your quality of life through strength training:

Improved overall ability to do everyday activities.ย ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿป Think: picking up groceries, holding your child, pushing the lawnmower, etc. The stronger your muscles are, the greater chance you have of staying injury-free. As we age these everyday tasks we take for granted will become harder, so itโ€™s crucial that we exercise to improve our strength, especially as we age.

 

Decreased risk of osteoporosis. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Inactivity and aging can lead to a decrease in bone density, causing brittleness. Studies have shown that consistent strength training can increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis.

 

Increased calorie burn.ย ๐Ÿ”ฅ As we age our metabolic rate slows down. Strength training increases the body’s metabolic rate, causing it to burn more calories throughout the day. This aids significantly in long-term weight loss. So hitting the weights room at the gym or using your dumbbells for home workouts is a must when exercising.ย 

Improved flexibility.ย ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ The older and more inactive we become the less flexible we become. Incorporating yoga or stretching into your week is an important part of sticking with your workout plan. Exercising without a high level of flexibility makes the body extremely prone to injuries that can throw off an exercise routine for weeks or even months.

 

Stronger heart and lungs. โค๏ธ According to the American Heart Association, you should be exercising at a moderate-intensity for at least 30-minutes, 5 days a week. We understand that finding time for the gym is hard, especially with families and work commitments. Which is why The Body Goals Plan works for super busy people that want to exercise and improve their bodies and health. Our home workouts provides you with the perfect solution, building strength and fitness whilst losing weight. Keeping you younger and healthier both on the inside and out.

It’s never too late to start exercising. The only person that is holding you back is you, so why not start today.

 

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