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Exercise and Its Effect on Aging

Exercise and Its Effect on Aging

The thought of what aging does to the body has many searching for every supplement, protocol, diet, and exercise routine available to keep wrinkles and saggy skin at bay. Aging is a natural body process, and if you have looked in the mirror recently, you have probably seen the small areas that are slowing starting to show signs of age. In spite of a lifetime of laughter and enjoyment that put those crows feet around your eyes, you may be embarrassed to admit how old you are. Your energy levels might be dropping, and you may not feel like a night out with friends because of your exhaustion. You don’t have to let the negatives of aging run your life.

Modern Protocols

If you want to address your aging concerns head-on, you should consider the benefit of a medically supervised anti-aging treatment plan. Peptides have been on the market for some time, with cosmetic and wrinkle creams touting the benefits of these tiny building blocks to slow down the aging process. Injectable peptides trigger the production of the HGH hormone, which research has linked to the development of muscle mass, increased energy levels, improved skin elasticity, and overall youthful vitality.

Exercise Options

Even though peptides are naturally found within certain foods and in the body, there are alternatives to fighting the decline associated with aging. One of the best things you can do to preserve your muscle tone, lift your mood, and improve and protect your cognitive functions is to increase your exercise and physical activity. If this sounds like something you can handle, then there are two types of exercises you should focus on. Aerobic exercise helps with getting the heart pumping and the sweat flowing, and strength training, which helps retain muscle tone over time. These are options you can do from the comfort of your home or backyard since the exercises don’t need a lot of expensive pieces of equipment.

1. Jogging

A great aerobic exercise to add to your daily or weekly routine is jogging, as it might help reverse or prevent heart damage that can accompany aging. It’s easier to fall prey to weak muscles and decrease your activity rather than push the obstacles and keep up with your exercise. If you become less active, it can lead to stiffening of the heart muscles. One of the muscles most at-risk if the left chamber of the heart. This is the area that is most critical for supplying the body with fresh and fully oxygenated blood. Research studies have shown that individuals who pursue higher intensity exercises have better improvement in their heart performance than those engaged in yoga or balance exercises as a part of their routine.

2. Walking

As another form of cardio, walking can help reduce this risk of developing heart disease, as the increased activity helps reduce the potential for heart failure. Research has found salient links between individuals who pursue walking as a form of cardio over things like running or jogging with reduced risk of heart failure. Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. Studies who researched the effects of the activity in women found that for every 30-45 minutes of walking the risk of heart failure dropped around 9%.

3. Tai Chi

Engaging in strength-training moves like tai chi are promoted as the best activities for helping muscles remain strong in the dace of age-related decline. Strength-training works best when the series of movements are designed to preserve and build muscle. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art form that focuses on deep breathing, mindfulness, and a series of controlled but flowing movements. Because individuals who take Tai Chi are able to go at their own pace, this an exercise option for a variety of individuals, regardless of their fitness level or age. For those getting on up in years, this exercise promotes balance, an element that starts to slip as people age.

4. Squats and Planks

The most basic forms of strength training use weight to create resistance in the workout and work against the pull of gravity. You can use things like dumbbells, elastic bands, and weighted ankle cuffs. You can also use your own body as resistance. The seven-minute workout is one way to fit some strength-training into your busy schedule, and research shows you can use heavier weights for fewer reps to help develop stronger muscles.


If you want to make progress in the fight against wrinkles and flabby skin, you can choose the benefits of modern medicine to help your journey. You can also get started on your own with some adjustments to your workout routine and fitness plan.



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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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