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Anti-Ageing Exercise

19/10/2010 12:37 | Updated 22 May 2015

Are you wondering what type of exercise is best for staving off wrinkles? Want to boost your bone health or take nine years off your real age?

Learn more about the workouts which can turn back the clock and restore your spring chicken status.

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Turn back the clock on your age

A recent study revealed that men who walked less than a mile every day had a 71. Easy ways to up the amount of exercise you take include buying (and using) a skipping rope and dancing along to the radio while you do household chores.

Turn back the clock on your age

Did you know that vigorous exercise three times a week can affect your DNA, causing it to be nine years younger than if you did no exercise? Try jogging, rollerblading, tennis or football – anything that makes you sweat and provides a comprehensive workout.

Turn back the clock on your age

Joints and muscles tend to stiffen as we age, which can influence the health and wellbeing of every part of our bodies. Yoga is the best possible exercise for adding and retaining flexibility, whatever your age. If you're just starting out, try a gentle Hatha yoga class in order to grasp the basics.

Turn back the clock on your age

As we age the danger of losing bone density increases, which can lead to osteoporosis and fractures. Studies show doing weight training has a much more beneficial effect than aerobic exercise alone. Ask a trainer at your local gym to talk you through some basic exercises and work up gradually to lifting heavier weights.

Turn back the clock on your age

Many people find the quality and length of time they sleep is reduced as they get older. An hour's gardening can help to relax your mind, making it easier for you to get some proper shut-eye.

Turn back the clock on your age

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