Want to wind back the clock? Or maybe you just want to safeguard what you’ve got for the future. The answer is staying active. Whether you’re 25 or 55, your fitness doesn’t have to plummet as the decades roll by. In fact, regular exercise will keep your body and brain in peak condition, your joints healthy and help slash your risk of developing chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Sounds good to us!
While combining cardio exercise with resistance work is key to keeping your weight in check and boosting muscle mass – which naturally declines as we age – regular yoga sessions help to keep your body strong and supple and your mind super-sharp. ‘Yoga also releases stress from the body and keeps levels of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline in check,’ explains yoga expert Tamal Dodge (tamalyoga.com).
Try Tamal’s anti-ageing yoga postures to help keep you healthy from the inside out, year after year. Each pose helps to improve the blood flow around your body and boosts your immune system as you sculpt a lean physique. Alternate between the two sessions below, performing a minimum of three sessions a week for best results.
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