Exercise for Women
Mention a "fountain of youth" and most women will
want to know where to find it, yet not everyone realizes that exercise is one
of the best ways to promote a youthful appearance, as well as improve our
overall health. Why is it so important for women to exercise? Let me count only
a few of the many ways. Exercise can:
~Improve circulation, which brings
more blood to the brain, glands and muscles. Blood contains oxygen and all the
nutrients we need to survive. It's how our body feeds itself and eliminates
toxins and poisons.
~Increase the estrogen level in our
~Raise the good cholesterol (HDL) level.
breathing, which brings more oxygen into the system for
~Burn off the adrenaline produced by stress.
endorphins which have a natural mood- elevating effect ("runner's high"), which
helps fight depression and fatigue a common sign of
~Build muscle and bone mass which helps prevent against
osteoporosis and broken bones.
~Improve elasticity of the muscles (including the
~Improve skin tone.
~Improve control of the bladder, thus
reducing the chance of incontinence.
~Improve enjoyment of
~Reduce lower back pain and joint pain.
~Make us stronger and less apt to fall.
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