How does aging affect our look? The body loses its “springiness” and elasticity, the skin became thinner, wrinkled and flabby and often we put on weight and cellulite becomes more visible. Why it happens? The older we get, the less collagen is produced. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for the strength of the connective tissue and the skin and less collagen means that the connective tissue weakens.

Muscle mass is also naturally reduced with age (grafik) and replaced with fat, if we don’t do anything. Less muscles make metabolism to slow down.

Why training is good for anti-aging?

Sports exercises promote the formation of collagen and thereby make the body look younger. In addition more collagen is transported into the skin cells and connective tissue.

Skin cells renew on average every four weeks. Training promotes better blood circulation and thus also provides more oxygen and nutrients for the skin. The skin cells renew more often and faster.

More muscles – faster metabolism. Muscles burn 30 times more calories than fat. The carbohydrate and fat metabolism take place almost exclusively in the muscle cells. This happens not only when you move, but also when we sit or sleep. If you have less muscle then less sugar and fat are processed and excess is stored in the form of body fat.

That’s why we have to do exercises to keep the body and the skin firm and taut. But are all exercises will make us young?

Why not all exercises are good for anti-aging?

What is the biggest problem by anti-aging sport? Stress tests show that the formation of harmful radicals in humans increases significantly during physical activity – radicals that are known to cause aging processes. Would exercise help to stay young and look young? 

Because a lot of energy is produced during sport and this also creates free radicals. You can find out how free radicals damage our bodies here. But it depends on the intensity of the sport whether the body forms free radicals or develops its own protection against it.

Intensive sport is more harmful, but regular moderate endurance training swimming, walking, cycling reduces oxidative stress.

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