Are your new year’s resolutions waving a little thin? What were they?
to get fit?
to lose excess weight?
to get toned?
How is it going or are you struggling?
Perhaps this blog might help you get back on track as we look into the benefits of exercise on the skin and how can it really help you to look younger? Now is the time to put a little love into you.
We all know exercise is important for staying healthy; it keeps muscles strong, burns calories, maintains flexibility, increases aerobic capacity and offers a pleasurable endorphin release. BUT did you know it is one of the best ways to nourish and revitalise tired skin cells and it can make you look younger too. In a study conducted by researchers from the University of California in 2011, found that women who exercised for an average of 45 minutes over a three-day period had cells that showed significantly fewer signs of ageing compared to women who were not active.
Taking a brisk walk and getting your heart pumping increases circulation your skin receives a delicious dose of oxygenated blood. With the added benefit and not often discussed; is that exercise boosts detoxification and cell renewal by effectively flushing out unwanted toxins, fats and waste
How Exercise Detoxifies the Body
Many toxins can be eliminated through the skin by sweating. Moving the body helps to circulate the blood and breathing deeply into the lungs allows oxygen to travel through the blood to the brain and muscles. The lungs increase their capacity and as the heart muscle grows stronger, they produce and give off carbon dioxide as a waste product of aerobic exercise. The skin is then cleansed from the inside out by the cleansing process of perspiration. Many toxins can be eliminated through the skin by sweating. Therefore keeping your skin healthy, vibrant and younger looking too.
Types of Exercise for Detox
You don’t need to join a gym to get going. A gentle, low-intensity aerobic exercise is good for detox since it gets the body moving, heart pumping and the lungs breathing deeply within the fat-burning zone. Running, walking, bicycling, dancing and swimming are examples of aerobic exercise. Try to exercise at a pace that suits you so that you can breathe evenly and carry on a conversation. Yoga and Pilates are also beneficial because some of the poses are specific for detoxifying certain organs.
What are the other benefits of regular exercise
The National Sleep Foundation reports that regular exercise can help deepen shut-eye and cut the time it takes for you to fall into dreamland. During deep sleep several of the body’s hormones are released into the bloodstream. These include growth hormone, which is essential for growth (even in adults) and tissue repair, maintaining collagen matrix, boosting the immune system and not forgetting it gathers energy for the next day next day promoting that glow of youthfulness that comes from a great night’s sleep. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing,
Don’t let dermatological conditions like acne, rosacea or psoriasis keep you cooped up on the couch. Raising a sweat help flush cellular debris out of the system, correcting the hormonal imbalances that can cause adult / post-menopausal acne.
Exercise is also a big stress reliever, by incorporating gentle Yoga / Pilates into your routine to bring down your adrenal hormone level, this will help clear the skin too as stress hormones and acne are closely related. Yoga can help maintain hormonal balance effected by the menopause, including mood swings, weight gain, and insomnia.
And it looks like your locks might also benefit from a good workout too. Regular exercise improves blood flow to your scalp and maintain hormonal balance with healthy hair growth, Hair follicles are nourished by the oxygen-rich blood flow that rushes anti-oxidants to the hair follicles and by destroying the free radicals before they can damage your hair, means your hair is less likely to be brittle or, worse, fall out.”
Do whatever feels right for you, enjoy it and here’s to a healthy, vibrant and younger looking you.
The information provided by Nura Skincare is for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not to be interpreted as a recommendation for a course of action. Nura Skincare does not provide specific medical advice, and is not engaged in providing medical services. Nura Skincare does not replace consultation with qualified a health or medical professional who sees you in person, for the health and medical needs of yourself or a loved one. Always seek medical advice prior to undertaking any form of exercise.