Once you hit 30, not exercising is more of a health risk than smoking (1). The Anti-Ager is a 15-minute body-weight strength circuit of lunges, squats and balance poses designed to boost your energy and make you look and feel younger.
Strength circuits like this can reverse muscle ageing by an incredible 6 years in just 10 weeks (2).
The anti-ageing benefits start kicking in straight away, as movement stimulates serotonin, your natural feelgood neurotransmitter. Want a youthful complexion too? Exercise releases myokines, protein messengers that help regenerate your skin by decades (3).
This video even includes a ‘no-hand stand-up’ move that claims to help you live longer. Research shows the speed you can get up from the floor is closely linked to your life expectancy (4).
3x week. Try Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Once a week, do whatever exercise you enjoy. Tennis, boxing, a hearty walk with the dog, you choose.
To soothe sore muscles,
take 3 rest days a week. Doing 2 minutes of warm-up stretches on these days [link to that video story here] will improve blood flow, de-stress and repair your body, so you feel even better.
And if you still feel still stiff,
take a hot bath with a cup of Epsom salts – cheap-as-chips crystals that deliver relaxing magnesium straight to your muscles.