Feel 30 Years Younger with Exercise!
We all want the secret to feeling and looking younger, well the cats out of bag and just in time for your New Years Resolution. Exercise! Yes as simple as that sounds it is true, a recent study at the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University in Indiana proved that life long exercise helps individuals have the heart, lunge and muscular fitness of someone 30 years younger! The study tested men and women alike in their 70’s who have maintained life long exercise since their 20’s and 30’s. The results were remarkable! The cardiovascular strength of the 75 year olds tested compared to that of 40 and 45 year olds and the muscular strength was even more impressive which was compare to 25 year olds in strength. So exercise can really stop the ticking of time on our bodies.
It’s never too late to start, the key is to maintain your fitness routine and make it something you enjoy doing life long. Working out should not be a chore, try and find something you enjoy doing and make it apart of your lifestyle. Think outside of the box besides your traditional gym membership and running on a treadmill. Try running outside or even walking outside for 30 minutes daily. Boutique workouts such as Pilates, yoga and barre have also become popular in recent years. Focusing on moving your major muscle groups to elevate your heart rate creating a unique cardio workout all their own.
Starting your life long fitness journey might feel like a chore in the beginning as you will be adding something to your daily routine. It takes 40 days to create a habit for yourself. So push through that initial adjustment period, specially if you are trying something new or starting to workout for the first time in your life. You will come to look forward to this time for you and begin to create that life long commitment to your health. When you doubt yourself just know your 75 year old self will thank you! Not to mention the results you will begin to see right away, you will have more energy from working out, increase your stamina, you might even start dropping pant sizes and a few inches.