There are many benefits of exercise, such as weight loss, improved muscle tone, and boosted energy levels. Not to mention improving overall health and reducing the risk of lifestyle-related diseases.
But did you know that exercise can IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND APPREARANCE OF YOUR SKIN and MAKE YOU LOOK MORE YOUTHFUL?
Research has shown that periods of exercise-induced accelerated heart rate trigger the production of a protein called interleukin 15 (IL-15). Higher levels of this protein have been found in individuals who exercise frequently, and its presence has been linked to faster healing from skin wounds.
From since we were little, we are taught that exercise is good for your heart, lungs, and brain - you ORGANS. However, we often forget that the skin is the largest organ in the body which also means that it also benefits from your workouts, your diets and your lifestyle as a whole.
Scientific research is just scratching the surface of the benefits of exercise.
The health, appearance, and resilience of the skin are all tied to the production of IL-15.
Furthermore, several research studies have shown that exercising and eating healthily can prevent 50% of ALL diseases.
Avoided — as in, it doesn’t happen.
Your hair may turn grey and your skin may wrinkle. But when it comes to your strength, endurance, mind, and overall well-being exercise is definitely a friend that will help you all the way.
Here are a few keys to know before starting a fitness program:
Get Started Now:
The longer you wait, the harder things will be. And the longer you exercise and eat supportively, the more benefits you’ll get. Do not tell yourself those cheap lies that you will start on Monday, or from the beginning of next month, next year, etc. Just start now, and you'll thank me later!
You know, the best time to start was yesterday, but fortunately, the next best time is now!
Focus On Strength Training:
I know I’m biased, but hear me out. Strength training sends the strongest signal to our brains to fight back against father time. Muscle gain, not muscle loss. This leads to less joint pain and the ability to move more and move better while doing things you love.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
Have a Reason:
This is something I ask every single one of my clients, "Why are you doing it?. Your answer to this is something meaningful that will keep you going.
You need a solid reason why you want to start and go back to that same reason when you are thinking of giving up. As the saying goes,
When you feel like quitting; remember why you started.
Your reason or inspiration could be family or friends. It could be a body image goal or an overall health goal. It could be that you want to do all the activities you love pain-free as you get older. It doesn’t matter, as long as you believe in it and it motivates YOU.
You can do this.