Four Exercises That Help You Continue Looking Young

So everybody wants to look young and so. As a result, they indulge in surgeries and other things. However, to look young, you must also feel young. As we grow older our joints, muscles, and bones seem to lose their elasticity and are harder to move freely and actively. We find ourselves getting tired real quickly and feel vulnerable and weak. Hence even before becoming a grandma or grandpa, you begin to look aged and haggard.

Women especially with their never ending quest for looking young and beautiful dread, these moments or symptoms of aging. Well here are some exercises, that are not long and hectic, yet are guaranteed to help you feel young as you move freely with energy and vigor.

1. Squats

This is a very effective way to exercise your joints especially, when your joints are all achy and rigid. When you do squats properly you exercise your joints and cause blood to flow on them and lubricate and strengthen your knee joints.

How it is done

First you stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointed out slightly whiles holding your dumbbells at shoulder height. Go down drawing your hips back until you sit below your knees, then return up. Note you can repeat this about 15 times.

2. Princess lunge

This curtsy move aids in the developing of coordination and balance which is important for you as you get older.

How it is done

Stand with your feet together as you hold your dumbbells, then take a step back with your left arm directly behind your right one as, if in a curtsy.  Bend your knees until it touches the ground, then return back up. Repeat this ten times then change to the right leg.

3. Bridge up

This exercise strengthens your glutes, quads, hamstrings and abs muscles that surround your hips and lower back, shielding them from injury.

How it is done

Lie on your back with your feet apart with your heels standing as your knee faces up. Your arms should be down by your sides then slowly raise your hips up and hold for a second before lowering back down. Repeat this for fifteen times.

4. Kettleswing

This exercise helps with keeping your posture straight and prevents the stooping posture of a person as he get older.

How it is done

Stand with your feet spread apart and a rigid back posture, at the same time holding a kettle bell or dumbbell in front of you. Bend your knees a little whiles leaning forward at the hips, at the same time keeping your arms and back straight. Then swing the dumbbell or kettlebell back up through your legs up as high as you can. Repeat the swings for at least 10 times.

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