The Importance of Regular Exercise
It increases blood flow
Physical exercise increases blood circulation, in turn delivering more oxygen and nutrients to all of your cells and flushing out unwanted free radicals and toxins. Proper blood flow diminishes inflammation throughout the body, which reduces cell damage and extends cell life.
It reduces stress, anxiety and depression
Regular exercises contributes toward maintaining cognition and healthy brain function. Exercise also results in better sleep patterns. Adequate sleep is essential for the health of your nervous system, your skin—your whole body. It also acts as a stress reliever and helps mitigate depression.
It improves every part of the body
Moving your limbs strengthens your muscles, increases bone density and improves the flexibility of your joints. It also benefits your heart and lungs and improves the performance of your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
“Exercise and nutrition are tightly linked. You can eat the right foods, but unless you exercise you won’t be able to take full advantage of those foods.”
Dr. Marc, M.D., Ph.D.
European board-certified plastic surgeon, skin care impresario, and renowned anti-aging expert Dr. Marc Ronert shares decades of deep insight into health & wellness and how to keep looking younger longer.
SCIENCE OF AGING FACTS
The effects of aging are bound to happen at some point in life. Taking care of yourself in every way possible can delay the effects of aging.
70% to 80% of aging is due to extrinsic factors like the environment and your diet.
The condition of your skin is a mirror that reveals your body’s overall health.
Healthy collagen means fewer wrinkles, less sagging, and less joint stiffness.
If you don’t get enough physical exercise, you will be more prone to illness—and you’ll age faster.
Brain health is linked to body health. So foods that are good for your body also are good for your brain.