Get Moving (Off the Couch)

Get Moving (Off the Couch)

To give your skin that youthful glow and lift from within, you’ll need to work up a sweat! For many women it’s a challenge to make an effort to exercise, but the end results are worth it. Getting your heart rate up will increase your blood flow, move more oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells, and get rid of damaging free-radicals. The result from working out will leave your skin looking healthy and vibrant.

Other great benefits from exercising include fighting off chronic illnesses, reducing stress levels, and making your clothes fit better. Plus, you will not only feel younger, you’ll look younger too! Studies have shown that participating in a high-performance activity weekly will indeed slow down the aging process. This is because exercising encourages your body to preserve telomeres – protective aging caps – making you biologically younger.

Overall, exercising regularly is the key to a healthy, balanced life. You’ll be able to sleep better, improve your memory, lift your mood and get a youthful looking skin. And the benefits don’t stop there! Staying in shape will also boost your confidence and self-esteem.

The best time to start exercising isn’t tomorrow, it’s TODAY. So here are a few tips that will help you enjoy these amazing perks very soon!

If you happen to be new to fitness, a good way to start is by investing in a Fitbit watch or something similar. Then prepare yourself to do whatever it takes to achieve 10,000 steps every day.

To increase your endurance and improve your balance, you’ll also have to incorporate strength training into your new exercise routine. This can be in the form of yoga, lifting weights or by doing a bodyweight workout 2- 3 times a week. Strength training regularly will allow your body to efficiently burn unwanted calories, build stronger bones and give your skin a beautiful after glow. Once you’ve mastered your 10,000 daily steps and strength training exercises, keep it up by challenging your body with high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) workouts that include recovery time in-between. H.I.I.T will help burn fat even faster and improve cardiovascular fitness.

Besides doing these planned out exercise sessions at least four times a week, it’s important to stay active throughout your day with a few lifestyle changes.

Try fitting these calorie-burning ideas into your daily routine: Skip the elevator and take the stairs Walk to your office colleague instead of sending an email Park your car further and walk Do fun outdoor activities with your kids Explore your town by foot or on a bike Try a walking meeting instead of a coffee morning

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Rebecca, 2018