Are you shrinking and wrinkling?
We lose bone density as we age, and more so if we have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Research has shown that the loss of bone mass typically starts in one’s 50’s and accelerates from there.
Bone Health and Aging
One study cited that factors contributing to Osteopenia and Osteoporosis include nutritional deficiencies (e.g., calcium and vitamin D) and physical activity.
Lifestyle changes such as weight-bearing exercises, a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can help slow down bone density loss and age gracefully.
4 Anti-Aging Exercises
We may only sometimes have time for a full workout with weights, but here are four quick anti-gravity and anti-age exercises you can do anywhere!
- Smile with your eyes open – This lifts your cheeks, ears, and mood!
- Allow your spine to lengthen as though a string is attached to the crown of your head – Do this sitting or standing. This signals the places between your vertebrae to have more space.
- Breathe in and hold while visualizing an energetic lift – Think up while you breathe in! As you breathe out slowly, continue to think up.
- Push into your feet – This will activate your thigh muscles to contract. Add a little butt squeeze as well!
Now do all of these backward and all together in a sequence for healthy aging!!!!!
Do you feel the anti-gravity effects?
I love doing movements like this while I am with my grandchildren, and I need a “me” moment or when my granddaughter asks me about the lines on my face!