Can Exercise Reverse the Aging Process? Our 3 best anti-aging workouts

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Timelessly beautiful through training? Sounds almost too good to be true. But through training and a lot of exercise you can not only strengthen your muscles and lose body fat, but also change your entire appearance and rejuvenate your face. 

You are probably already familiar with many of the myriad of benefits of exercise for your health, body, and wellbeing. What may be new to you: Exercise is one of the most effective ways to slow down the aging process! Studies show that exercise not only makes human cells age more slowly, but can even rejuvenate them . Sport, especially in the form of cardio or strength training, extends or strengthens the so-called telomeres , the protective caps made of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, which are directly related to our cell age. Over time, these wear out and disappear, which eventually leads to the death of the cell. This process can be slowed down through training. 

Strength and endurance training also increase the body's own collagen and growth hormone production. Collagen is one of the most important human structural proteins and is found in tendons, ligaments, bones, skin and hair. Increased collagen and growth hormone production causes damaged cells to be repaired more quickly and collagen structures are built up more quickly. The result: shiny, elastic skin, strong hair and stable nails. In addition, there are of course the many other positive effects of exercise on blood circulation, oxygen and nutrient supply to the cells. The skin cells on your face also benefit here and form wrinkles more slowly. 

Here are the 3 best anti aging workouts for a younger look (and feel!).

HIIT: Sweat yourself young

When it comes to the rejuvenating effects of exercise, cardio is definitely the winner . HIIT could be the most effective here, as it can not only slow down and even reverse the aging process of the cells, but also protect against cardiovascular diseases due to the high cardiovascular requirements. Regardless of whether you prefer LISS or HIIT, any form of cardio training extends the telomeres of our chromosomes and makes us live longer with them.

Can't wait to feel the rejuvenating effects of HIIT on your own body? Then start our HIIT program Burn directly and sweat yourself young! Here you get a little foretaste:

Yoga: source of youth

Yoga not only has a positive effect on the production of three important hormones (DHEA, cortisol and melatonin), but - like cardio training - also on the length of the telomeres . DHEA in particular plays a crucial role in the aging process, because it forms the preliminary stage of all female and male sex hormones, which in turn are closely related to our physical age and fitness. You can find out more about this in our two articles on sport in old age, here and here . 

Strength Training: Fighting Genetics

Having named HIIT as the clear winner in the rejuvenation competition above, it may seem strange to see weight training on this list. But strength training also does its part to rejuvenate your cells. While cardio elongates the cells' telomeres, strength training strengthens them . The result is the same: exercise keeps you young!

Incidentally, strength training not only strengthens the telomeres, but also leads to increased mitochondria formation . Mitochondria are the energy power plants of your cells and are immensely important for the supply of energy and thus for your physical and cognitive performance . Weight training can increase the number of your mitochondria by up to 30%. So you not only stay fit, but also mentally on your toes.

What now?

If you have been exercising regularly, you have probably already noticed a significant difference in your skin, hair, and general appearance. However, if you are just starting out, be aware that visible changes can take a few months to complete. So put the anti-aging cream aside and start your workout - the earlier you start, the faster you will see the first results. We accompany you on your way!