Want a trim waistline, shiny hair and luminous skin? How about a better sex life or less stress? You can have all that and more ladies just by adding some exercise to your daily activities. It turns out that working out regularly does more than just help you fit into your favorite little black dress. Exercising can improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being to make you look and feel good. From improving circulation to boosting confidence there is a lot to be gained from exercising, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Check out our list of the top 7 benefits of workouts for women, then grab a girlfriend and get moving!
*Note: You should always consult a physician before starting any workout to ensure you do the proper exercises, especially if you have a pre-existing condition
1. Tone & Strengthen Muscle – You Look Great
You already know exercise can build muscle mass, but do you know why that is so important? Because as you age not only does your body have a harder time building muscle, it also tends to lose the muscle strength it already has. Working out will help you keep the muscle you have and also build more muscle. Increased muscle will help maintain a healthy metabolism, improve endurance and keep you more fit, which can combat the pitfalls of aging, such as falls and breaks.
Yoga and other strength training exercises lengthen muscle and make skin taut, so you have a flat stomach and lithe arms (no saggy skin), along with lean muscle that will help you age gracefully.
2. Better Skin & Hair – You are Different
Want a post workout, all day glow? Then go for a run, take a jog or lift some weights to get hair and skin cells looking their best. Working out gets your heart pumping and increases circulation, giving your skin a dose of oxygenated blood. Oxygenated blood encourages and improves your body’s ability to detoxify, causing it to shed dead skin cells, making you look and feel vibrant.