Five Ways that Exercise Slows Down Aging
So, we all know that Exercise is an effective way to keep the body healthy and in peak condition, but did you know that exercise can also slow down the aging process as well?
In this article we will discuss five ways that engaging in routine physical exercise can rejuvenate your body and slow down the decline associated with growing old.
Exercise Stimulates the Production of Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone is one of the most important biological molecules that the human body produces. Human Growth Hormone has the capability to now only prevent you from looking older than your age, but it improves the way that your body feels as well. Human Growth Hormone Deficiency is correlated with a number of different problems related to growing old.
How does exercise raise Human Growth Hormone Levels?
HGH levels are sustained through two distinct periods of the human daily cycle. The first period that Human Growth Hormone production occurs is during sleep. HGH plays a vital role in restoring the body after a long day, and while we are in the deepest phase of sleep, the body releases Human Growth Hormone from the pituitary in order to mend the minor breakdowns caused by general wear and tear that accumulates because of the wages of the day.
HGH Levels Boost after Exercise
The second period of time where HGH production occurs at a high rate is during and after exercise. Human Growth Hormone is one of the key factors which help sustain us during exercise and help our bodies recover and enhance as a result of physical activity. Human Growth Hormone breaks down unhealthy fat deposits across the body. It displaces that fat and converts it into energy that the body can use during exercise to enhance endurance and allow us to run, fight, and play harder.
How does HGH Increase Muscle Mass?
Although Human Growth Hormone is stimulated by engaging in exercise, it also plays a major role in making exercise more fruitful. After physical activity is completed, Human Growth Hormone is an important factor in muscle growth as well. HGH sends energy and nutrition directly to the muscle cells which use the tools provided to them by the molecule in order to make the muscles bigger and stronger as a result.
If you dont engage in sufficient exercise in your weekly routine, then your body will not receive the amount of Human Growth Hormone that you need to maintain your health, causing you to age more quickly. A sedentary lifestyle is highly correlated with cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease, and a lack of exercise leads to further buildup of fat which contributes to obesity.
Exercise Tones the Body and Helps you Remain Youthful
Engaging in vigorous and regular exercise does wonders for the body. The ideal aesthetic figure is dependent upon regular maintenance through proper diet and exercise. Stronger muscles prevent you from becoming overly flabby. The place where this is the most obvious is in flabby arms. Flabby arms are the direct result of a combination of unwanted fat and weak muscles in the bicep and triceps which cause skin and tissue to just kind of hang from the arm.
Reinforce the Joints
In addition to this, regular exercise is incredibly important for joint health as well. Engaging in routine exercise can help slow down or prevent arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Be careful not to overwork the joints with excess weight, however, because prolonged and repeated exposure to intense pressure can also lead to joint issues. The ideal is to find a point at which you are putting a significant amount of stress on your muscles and joints without overworking your body.
Change your Dietary Habits.
Also, your body will look more toned if you combine proper nutrition with exercise, and you will shed pounds as a result. The problem that some people have is that they work out, but they still overeat and consume too many fatty foods. Although their muscles are getting stronger, the results are significantly less defined because their tone is covered up by gobs of fat. It is possible to even hide a nice six pack or nicely toned stomach under all of that fat. Losing body fat and increasing muscle tone helps eliminate sagging skin on the face and neck as well, giving your profile a much younger look. Lack of exercise can wreak havoc on overall physical appearance.
Exercise is pivotal in maintaining a healthy metabolism. Physical activity kick-starts your body, and your brain sends signals throughout the body to release energy stores from fat as well as food that you consume throughout the day. This energy travels straight to your muscles where it is converted from calories to healthy muscle. In addition to this, your body gives off heat energy and your heart beats more rapidly. Your body consumes more calories, and as a result you lose weight. This increased metabolism occurs even when you are no longer exercising. With enough regular activity, the body begins to burn more baseline calories throughout the day, meaning that daily exercise contributes to weight loss 24 hours a day.
Reduced metabolism is associated with a number of different physiological problems. Slower metabolism means more fat. If you arent exercising, your body is converting most of the calories that you consume directly into the body in the form of adipose fat. Also, reduced metabolism leads to feelings of fatigue and exhaustion, because if you dont maintain a strong metabolism, your body wont have the energy that it needs in order to even go through the motions of the most sedentary of days. The workday will seem longer and longer, and focus and attention will break down as a result, preventing you from performing at your best on the job.
Exercise Prevents Numerous Diseases
Its never too late to begin a more active lifestyle, but perpetual abuse of your own body can result in irreversible damage. Long term sedentary lifestyle and obesity directly lead to stage-two adult diabetes, which is one of the most dangerous chronic illnesses that afflict men and women in America today. All that it takes to prevent this devastating illness is a bit of exercise and dietary restraint.
The benefits provided by the preventative medicine known as exercise are tangible in the form of scientific study as well. In a recent study, researchers took blood samples from individuals who came from two groups. All factors otherwise remaining equal, men and women who exercise regularly have DNA which appears an average of nine years younger than their counterparts who engaged in a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise truly is a hallmark of longevity medicine.
Exercise Improves Overall Health
Engaging in exercise improves health in nearly every possible way. Study after study has shown that those who engage in regular exercise are healthier than those who do not. Exercise strengthens the immune system, helping you fight off illness and maintain your overall health. The feelings of exhaustion and tiredness do not merely affect your endurance but the effectiveness of your other organ systems as well. If your body is not physically prepared for day to day wear and tear, your immune system suffers as a result. If you are routinely exhausted even with little to no physical activity, then your immune system will be less capable to ward off disease.
Also, as was mentioned before, decreased metabolism means that your circulatory system will have more problems as well. When you dont exercise regularly, your baseline heart rate starts to increase as a result. Regular cardiovascular exercise makes your heart do more with less work. The heart is a muscle just like any other in the body, and if you dont give it the proper attention, then it wont be able to serve you. This fact becomes more and more true with age.
There are numerous studies that show that in addition to helping you feel younger, exercise literally adds years to your life, even if you decide to change your lifestyle later in adulthood. Recent longitudinal research has shown that men and women over the age of fifty who engage in light physical activity live an average of 1.1 years longer than their sedentary counterparts. If you exercise more regularly, the results will be even more astounding. If you remain very active after the age of fifty studies have shown that you will live an average of 3.2 more years than a sedentary man or woman.
Exercise Boosts Energy Levels
We all know that initiating a workout regimen can be hard. The initial couple of weeks can be very strenuous and make you feel weak and exhausted. These feelings are only temporary, but they are one of the biggest roadblocks to maintaining a healthy and active workout regimen. It helps to start relatively slow, working your body to a point of strain, but not to overwhelming exhaustion. Over time, your muscles and your cardiovascular system will acclimate to the change in your activity level and you will experience intensely increased levels of energy and endurance as a result. At first, you may only jog a quarter mile before having to slow down and catch your breath, but eventually and with enough effort, you will be able to run for miles. Its all about sticking to the program and working toward slowly but ever-increasing goals. You will notice that as your ability to endure strenuous physical activity increases, so will your ability to make it through the day without faltering. Exercise is all about priming your body for everything the day has to throw at you without going through a draught of energy because of your lack of training. There are dozens of studies which directly link increased exercise and physical exertion with overall increased endurance when it comes to everyday life.
Exercise for Energy, Sleep, and Memory
People who exercise regularly also sleep better, and this is the result of both increased metabolism and normalized hormone production. Engaging in an active lifestyle helps people maintain a good routine for their daily life. Waking up every morning to engage in healthy exercise primes you for waking up early and then boosts your metabolism throughout the day. Even when you engage in exercise later in the day, it helps spur proper hormone production which helps you sleep more soundly as a result. Good sleep enhances exercise as well in a positive feedback loop. Your body repairs and rebuilds itself during sleep, and when you sleep properly, you build muscle more effectively.
Exercise improves all aspects of cognitive ability as well. The combination of increased endurance and increased blood flow increases ones ability to think clearly and make good decisions. Also, you will be able to retain and recover memories more fully. Having the energy to pay attention helps you retain information that you gather during the day. In addition to the boon provided by exercise in regard to memory, your better sleeping habits will help your memory become stronger as well, because it is during the night that the information you learn through the day gets converted into permanent knowledge.
The cognitive benefits of healthy exercise habits outweigh even those provided by stimulants such as caffeine and sugar. If you need to study for an exam or maintain sharp focus at work every day, you will benefit greatly from a regular exercise routine. With enough dedication it may even help you kick the habit of caffeine altogether as your exercise assumes the role that stimulants once played in your life.
Exercise Reduces Stress
When a person lives by a sedentary lifestyle, stress begins to pile up inside them and can make life less enjoyable as a result. Everyone has heard the term blowing off steam related with exercise, and it is completely true. Burning calories with exercise helps people take their minds off difficult things in their lives and is an incredible and safe form of escape. In addition to this, the physical and mental systems of the body are intricately connected, so releasing pent up physical energy relieves stored mental energy as well, helping a person maintain a clear mind which is not plagued with troubles.
Pick your Own Exercise Routine
One of the keys to reducing stress by means of exercise is to decide which forms of exercise appeal to you. Although working out is supposed to be hard, theres no reason it cant be fun. Bring an IPod with you to the gym so you can zone out to your favorite music. Get engaged with your competitive nature by playing basketball or soccer instead of just running alone. Bring a close friend to motivate you and help the time pass more quickly. Catering exercise to your own interests will help you live a stress-free life in which it is easier to enjoy your newfound physical appearance and mental demeanor.
Exercise Releases Dopamine and Endorphins
The act of exercise also leads directly to the release of both dopamine and endorphins. Endorphins account for the rush that you feel when you engage in exercise or achieve success. Endorphins act as natural physiological relaxers which help you feel energized.
Dopamine can be best described as the bodys pleasure chemical. Engaging in strenuous physical exercise or exertion leads to the release of dopamine. This is your brain literally rewarding you for all the hard work that you are doing for its benefit. Also, if you exercise regularly, you will actually feel compelled to exercise in order to achieve the rush of dopamine that exercise provides. Your brain knows that exercise is good for you in spite of the temporary pains that can result from exertion, so it produces positive signals to encourage you to continue the habit. The problem is, if you become too out of practice, the negative stimuli of exertion and ill-preparedness will work against you and hinder your ability to adhere to an exercise plan.
Although we normally attribute stress to a mental condition, stress can affect all organ systems of the body. High levels of stress reduce immune sufficiency and make us more prone to illness.
Stress Makes it Hard to Cope
Stress reduces our mental ability to cope with the issues that crop up regularly in day to day life. Stress hinders bone health and leads to the atrophy of the muscles, because the body becomes more concerned with core processes than the everyday functions that keep us optimally healthy. Long term stress creates immense levels of fatigue which prevent us from really getting anything out of our shorter and shorter days. High stress makes good sleep nearly impossible to attain. The great thing is that exercise relieves stress in a natural way that no medicine or other method can. In cases of extreme anxiety and stress, a mixture of medication and exercise is commonly quoted as the best method of ensuring that stress levels begin to subside.
Stress, Cortisol, and Aging
Also, stress plays a big role in the aging process. Stress is correlated with increased levels of cortisol in the blood stream. Cortisol is a natural response to pain or negative physiological triggers such as hunger. It plays an important role in proper human function, our ability to withstand pain, and our ability to maintain a normal circadian rhythm. Cortisol is actually what wakes us up in the morning most efficiently. The body starts to become hungry, and the body also recognizes that it has achieved an optimal level of rest, so cortisol levels slowly increase in order to naturally wake us up in the morning.
When cortisol levels are too high in the body, it disrupts many physiological processes. It becomes harder to be well rested and sleep through the night because cortisol levels spike at inopportune times. Also, cortisol levels eat at the bodys ability to produce healthy levels of testosterone, and when cortisol levels remain too high over an extended period of time, the muscles start to atrophy and the skin begins to sag, wrinkle, and loosen. High levels of cortisol also lead to elevated levels of estrogen derivatives in the male bloodstream which cause the body to store fat at an accelerated pace. Long term sedentary habits and high stress speed up the male aging process and lead directly to emasculation.
And think, the easiest way to avoid this is through regular exercise! Cortisol levels stay low, higher levels of Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone dominate hormone balance, and the body melts fat and builds muscle, improving physical appearance and mental aptitude. This causes you to both look and feel younger than you actually are, allowing you to make the most of your life.
The Conscious Evolution Institute
We at CEI believe that Exercise is an important component to any Hormone Replacement Program. The above information benefits both those who suffer from Hormone Deficiency and those who simply want to improve their lives for the better. Youll notice that many of the benefits provided by Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone are also provided by exercise.
When used in tandem, exercise, proper nutrition, and Hormone Replacement Therapy are an amazing three part plan to looking and feeling ten, fifteen, or even twenty years younger!
Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone Kickstarters
Hormone Replacement Therapy works as a kind of kickstarter for those who have lived a sedentary life for too long and are having trouble getting into a routine workout plan. HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy helps burn fat and provides enhanced energy levels which make it easier to both start and stick with a workout plan. Both Testosterone and Human Growth HRT also amplify the benefits of exercise. HGH helps you lose weight while also funneling energy to your muscles while you are at rest in order to enhance the effects of your anaerobic or cardiovascular workout plan.
Testosterone and Bodybuilding
Testosterone is a building block of strong muscles and masculine physique. Testosterone acts as a sort of muscle booster which encourages your muscles to respond more actively to physical activity. This is why men have more developed muscles than their feminine counterpart, and why those who abuse Testosterone often have super-human muscle tone in comparison to those who have normal Testosterone levels.
Avoid Testosterone Abuse and HGH Abuse
Although we certainly dont encourage the abuse of either Testosterone or Human Growth Hormone, Testosterone and HGH Deficiency also lead to the opposite problem. The male body is not able to maintain the optimal manly physique without proper levels of these vital hormones.
HGH, Testosterone, and Exercise
Although exercise does encourage the enhanced production of Human Growth Hormone, as men age, the bodys capacity to produce its own HGH and Testosterone start to decline, and the positive benefits of exercise decrease as a result. In addition to this, it becomes harder to get motivated to exercise and the body starts to decline at a faster pace even with a proactive preventative exercise regimen.
How much should I exercise in order to maximize my health and the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
We recommend that you engage in cardiovascular exercise at least four times a week in order to benefit at an enhanced rate from HGH and Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy. You should plan to run or engage in a similarly vigorous cardiovascular activity for at least thirty minutes. These benefits also continue to build if you decide to exercise seven days a week. In addition to this, you should also engage in weight training as well.
Again, you should lift weights at least four times a week, preferably every other day. Alternate between upper and lower body workouts every session. Over time, your body should acclimate to this physical stress and if you really enjoy working out you can start working out daily, with a recommended rest period of at least one day per week. You should still alternate between upper body and lower body weight training in order to give your body time to recover and rebuild itself. It is important to realize that rest plays a vital role in a proper weightlifting routine.
The muscles strengthen most during the period of rest between workouts, so working out the same muscles every day overstresses them and reduces the benefits provided by your workout. Alternating muscle groups allows you to maximize the effects of your workout by working out every day or every other day while also giving your muscles time to rest.
Cardiovascular exercise is not affected in quite the same way by muscle fatigue, because since you are not putting as intense pressure on your muscles, they need less time to recover. Cardiovascular exercise encourages general muscle tone rather than muscle growth, and provides significant cardiovascular benefits that simple weight lifting cant achieve. This is why its important to combine both forms of exercise in order to maximize the benefits.
Conscious Evolution Institute for Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone
The Conscious Evolution Institute is your best source for Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy and Testosterone Replacement Therapy, as well as other hormone and supplemental treatments which can enhance both your life and your workout. We provide Hormone Therapies for patients that display a legitimate Hormone Deficiency in order to help them live longer and fuller lives.
When do Testosterone and HGH Hormone Levels Decline?
Testosterone and HGH levels start to decline around the age of thirties and they decrease at a steady rate across the lifespan. Even though from year to year this may seem negligible, over time the changes can be staggering. Although Testosterone and HGH HRT provide significant physical gains when used as a treatment for Hormone Deficiency, we do not provide Hormone Treatments simply for performance enhancement. It is illegal in the United States to prescribe Testosterone Creams or Human Growth Hormone Shots simply for that purpose.
What are the Symptoms of Hormone Deficiency, Hypogonadism, and Hypopituitarism?
Below are some of the general symptoms of Hormone Deficiency:
Muscle weakness and fatigue
Development of adipose fat around the waist, stomach, and thighs
Fuzzy memory and cognitive decline
Trouble sleeping through the night
Frequent illness because of a suppressed immune system
Sexual dysfunction (an inability to perform optimally in the bedroom)
Low or nonexistent libido (Lack of sexual interest)
Increased anxiety or depression with no underlying cause
If you are experiencing more than two of these symptoms and you are over the age of thirty, there is a significant chance that you are suffering from the effects of Hormone Deficiency, whether it be as a result of HGH Decline, Testosterone Decline, or a combination of both.
The Conscious Evolution InstituteYour Best Source for Legal Hormone Replacement
If you are concerned with your Hormone Balance, we encourage you to contact the Conscious Evolution Institute today. We have a fully trained and board-certified staff of specialists and physicians who provide Anti-Aging and Longevity Treatments for patients just like you. Hormone Replacement Therapy, in combination with proper nutrition and exercise, is a life-changing therapy that can restore your youth and vitality while adding on good years to the end of your life.
Dont wallow in your slow decline when there is a simple and effective way to reverse and alleviate the effects of aging. Hormone Replacement Therapy with HGH and Testosterone has helped hundreds of thousands, if not millions, all across the globe. We encourage you to call us today. There is no obligation and our well-educated staff can answer any questions you may have about our services or other vital information regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy.
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