Having a good fitness routine isn’t just good for your general health; it can also help prevent signs of premature aging and keep your skin looking great! In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some things you can do in the gym or at home to help boost your skin’s appearance all over your body.
How Strength Training Can Help Tighten Your Skin
Strength training doesn’t just give you great muscle definition, it also gives you great skin!
While cardio builds up the strength of your internal systems, strength training builds your muscles by working them against force. It manages blood sugar, reducing the need for insulin and storing energy in the muscles instead of fatty tissues.
Strength training also contributes to great-looking skin by toning the muscles to which the skin is attached. Many women worry that building muscle will make them look masculine, but this is simply not true. A well-toned body is able to look younger and maintain smooth, glowing skin throughout the years.
Walking Can Help Nourish Your Skin
I love walking as a form of exercise because it calms your mind while simultaneously getting your heart rate up. But, did you know that walking can actually improve your blood flow and nourish your skin?
One of the best parts of walking is that you can increase your blood flow and deliver more oxygen to skin all over your body. When you regularly walk, or jog, as a part of your exercise routine, you’ll be able to boost your circulation and keep your skin looking youthful.
If you’re an avid walker like me, you can also check out this article from Prevention Magazine about the best walking shoes for women.
You Can Reduce Inflammation with Yoga
Every fitness routine should include exercises to improve flexibility. One of the best parts of yoga is that you can reduce stress in your life, get more energy, and improve the look of your skin.
Involving gentle movement and deep breathing, stretching helps the skin by improving circulation, easing stress, and calming inflammation throughout your body – including your skin.
Inflammation is a common problem that results in puffy skin and an aged appearance. Yoga, breathing, stretching, and disciplines like Tai Chi are all great stress relievers that can also help with inflammation. The more you do to help improve your quality of life by getting active, reducing stress, and helping your skin look gorgeous.
Use Exercise to Improve Your Sleep Cycle and Skin
If you’ve ever had a sleepless night, chances are you woke up the next morning looking exhausted and puffy, complete with dark circles under your eyes. When you have a good fitness routine in place, like going to the gym or running, you’re likely to experience a boost in energy and get more tired at the end of the day.
Exercise can help you maintain a better sleep cycle, allowing you to sleep longer and wake up more rested.
This is vital to your skin’s natural repair and renewal processes. People who don’t get enough sleep are prone to premature aging, inflammation, and dark circles. So, make sure you’re getting enough exercise to give your sleep cycle what it needs and to allow your skin to regenerate as you rest.
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