As a team of New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons, we highly recommend using exercise as one of the facets of a well-balanced lifestyle to help combat the effects of aging. Most exercise regimens are designed to help you stay healthy and lose weight. However, there are a few exercises specifically designed to make you look younger.
Through these facial and core exercises, you can prevent the signs of aging on your face and body to keep a slimmer, younger physique for years to come.
The Effects of Aging on Your Body
As you age, skin loses its natural elasticity and suppleness. This causes it to start to wrinkle and sag. By using certain facial exercises to target the muscles underneath your skin, you can increase blood flow to those areas, tone muscles, and reduce the signs of aging.
Aging also slows down your metabolism, making it harder for you to burn calories and lose weight. The only way to combat this is to follow regular cardio and weight training to retain muscle mass.
Besides making you feel happier, smiling can help you appear younger. Try holding up a mirror and practice smiling to exercise the muscles around your mouth. Start by smiling slowly, stopping and holding a partial smile for 10 seconds.
Then, stretch your lips into a full grin. Hold this full smile for an addition 10 seconds, relax your mouth and begin again. You can also stretch your mouth into a wide smile with your fingers and hold for it 10 seconds.
In order to maintain a youthful glow, try facial relaxation exercises. Try opening your mouth as wide as you can and holding the position for several seconds. Close your mouth and relax the muscles before repeating.
Part of the appeal of being young is having a trim middle section. If you do core exercises at least three times a week, you can maintain a youthfully sleek and slender appearance.
There are many core exercises that can work wonders on your body, including:
- Cardio exercise
Cardio exercise helps to keep weight off by burning fat and calories. Try doing cardio exercises that also incorporate resistance training such as doing an uphill treadmill workout, resistance or elevation on your elliptical machine, or using the stair machine.
Making Your Natural Features More Youthful
Sometimes, simple exercise routines can’t give you the results you desire. This is why more and more people are turning to plastic surgery to fix particular problem areas that exercise won’t cure.
If you want to get back the sexy shape of your youth, consider hiring a sports nutritionist and a personal trainer. Once you reach your goals, consider adding shape to your body through a breast augmentation procedure to balance out small or sagging breasts.
To get a free consultation for a breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, please call our Long Island and New York City breast enhancement offices a call today at 631.499.1831 or 212.206.0023 to meet with me. A more youthful appearance is waiting for you tomorrow!
Women considering breast augmentation also read this related article about using the rice test to choose their ideal breast implant size.
To a More Youthful Face and Body,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team