Stretching Exercises: 6 Yoga Moves That'll Make You Look Younger
Ward off lines and wrinkles by adding one or all six of these anti-aging, super-stretching yoga poses to your workout
Scary thought, huh? What the heck would we do then? The answer: exercise and stretching.
OK, OK, we know this isn't what you wanted to hear, and we're not saying you need to go out and run a marathon to ditch your lines and wrinkles (actually, that might make your face sag even more), but what we are saying, rather what Kimberly Fowler, founder of YAS fitness centers and author of "The No Om Zone" is saying, is that there are "anti-aging yoga poses" you can easily incorporate into your current workout or add to your daily routine in order to help fight the unflattering signs of aging.
What sets these "anti-aging yoga poses" apart from the other hundred or so moves is that they all create an action where your "head goes below your waist," says Fowler. This action causes "blood to rush toward your head," which improves circulation -- especially in your face and head. With improved circulation comes "greater delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin," says dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, M.D. Healthy skin cells will help boost collagen production, which will in turn keep your face looking plumper and less wrinkled.
Not to mention that this and other workouts for women also "stimulate lymphatic drainage, which rids the body of waste products," says Graf. Getting rid of waste keeps skin clear and glowing. You also breathe more when doing moves like this (or should be -- please don't hold your breath while holding these poses), which also helps blood flow more rapidly all over your body. This action alone will help your skin produce more collagen. Pretty nifty, eh? What's even more rewarding is that these workout moves, unlike your precious creams, won't cost you a penny. Check out the anti-aging moves you should add to your workout -- now.
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