How Sweating Is Vital For Healthy Ageing

Have you ever wondered how sweating is vital for a healthy ageing? Well, sweating can help regulate body temperature and rid the body of toxins.

Our ability to sweat and regulate body temperature decreases with age, increasing our risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

However, exercise and physical activity, which can cause sweating, promote healthy ageing. 

Regular exercise can prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, maintain muscle mass and strength, and improve cardiovascular health. 

Sweating during exercise helps cool the body and prevent overheating, thus helping you age healthily.

Sweating For Better Skin

Sweat is the magic ingredient for glowing skin and healthy ageing. Sweating will help improve your skin tone, elasticity and plumpness and can eliminate the need for expensive serums, detoxes or treatments.

Taking care of our skin as we get older can become increasingly complex, especially in a market flooded with products touting anti-ageing benefits and scientific jargon that all add up to a resounding “huh?”

Keeping our mature skin healthy can be simple and a big part of the solution may lie in something we are all doing anyway.

Exercising, sweating and flushing out toxins has recently been attributed to an improvement in overall skin health. Skin is the biggest organ, and next to our liver, is also one of the biggest detoxifiers.

Let’s Start Sweating

One of the biggest misconceptions on sweating is that our sweat leads to clogged pores. This is not the case. As we sweat, we secrete all the nasties in our body and flush them from our system whilst also sending beneficial hormones and rejuvenating nutrients right to our dermis.

As we exercise, our blood stream also becomes oxygen rich. This oxygen rich blood helps nutrients travel to our skin surface easier, helping to reduce puffiness and imparting a gentle glow in the process. Not the reddish glow of a post workout flush, but the glow that comes a day after when the skin has settled.

Exercise is one of the most effective, natural ways to reduce inflammation, which is one of the leading causes of acne, breakouts and other more serious skin conditions.

Exercise will help balance out our cortisol production, otherwise knows as the stress hormone. Cortisol has also been linked to skin flare ups so keeping this in check is vital for optimal skin conditions.

Telomere – Just The Tip of The Iceberg

Exercising has also been proven to improve our longevity at a cellular level. In a study of a group of athletes between the ages of 50 to 70, these athletes were found to have longer telomeres than their sedentary peers of the same age.

Now, what’s a telomere? A telomere is essentially a ‘cap’ that tops and tails our DNA, protecting it from fraying and decaying and is essentially in charge of all ageing.

Longer telomeres = healthier, more vital and ‘young’ DNA which in turn leads to greater longevity. Shorter telomeres means more fraying and decay of the DNA.

Those who exercise regularly in their 50s, 60s, and 70s were found to have telomeres comparable to those typically found in a healthy 30-year old.

Closing Thoughts…

The best part of all is that it’s never too late to start. At any age – even in our 90s – we can gain fitness, muscle mass and strength from doing exercise… All you have to do is start.

Starting a walk or run, putting on shoes and fitness clothing, mentally prepared… This is always the hardest and where we usually put it off until tomorrow. Even starting will improve you.

No excuses—start your fitness adventure today. Sweat!

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5 Responses

  1. Hi Schellea I am LOVING your exercises and posts and videos. Wonderful Thanking you. Kindest Regards Gayle

  2. Hi Shellea, Ihave been following your effettive training since last April.
    Coulisse you suggest some exercises.to improvvisamente face wrinkles?
    Thanks a lottare for yr super suggestions!

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Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler, the visionary founder of Fabulous50s, brings over three decades of small business leadership and expertise to her legacy. Not only has she excelled personally, but she has also become a mentor, generously sharing her wealth of experience with emerging entrepreneurs.

After retiring at 50 in 2016, Schellea’s commitment to continuous growth led her to pursue additional qualifications. A qualified fitness instructor, she is presently continuing her master trainer program, specializing in exercise for older adults. Through Fabulous50s, Schellea remains devoted to her vision of empowering and inspiring women to embrace and celebrate their current stage of life.

Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.

Above all, Schellea’s mission is simple yet profound: to support women in embracing the aging process with confidence and grace.

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