There is no shame in wanting to look and feel younger, especially in a culture that is unabashedly obsessed with youth. And, the great thing is, there are actually a number of ways to take off a few years and regain your sense of vigor.
This blog has already focused on the benefits of aerobic exercise for both your body and mind as you grow older, but one fitness expert also stresses that a bit of light weight-lifting can also work wonders when it comes to boosting your energy, metabolism and overall lust for life.
Bob Greene, best known as Oprah Winfrey’s physical trainer, recommends that anyone trying to look and feel younger should invest in a pair of dumbbells. According to Health.com, simple weight lifting techniques that focus on your core and lower physique, such as lunges and squats, can help you form thicker muscle fiber.
When these exercises are regularly incorporated into your routine, they can actually help manage forms of muscle loss that naturally occur as the years go on. This process, which is clinically known as sarcopenia, can leave you feeling weaker and more fatigued – and definitely older. So, it stands to reason that taking steps to counteract this issue will help you feel stronger, more capable and even energetic.
However, it may be difficult to take on a whole new workout regimen, no matter how gradually you begin, if you already feel tired and lethargic. As our hormone levels drop due to menopause and the male equivalent andropause, taking charge of our lives in this way can feel impossible.
To help restore the energy and excitement we typically associate with our 20s, the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America provide hormone pellet therapy to restore testosterone and estrogen levels in patients.