I read an article in the newspapers that made me smile and feel instantly younger! According to Dr Caroline Low, senior family physician in anti-ageing medicine at Raffles Hospital, if you've exercised for more than 10 years continuously, you will look as young as the day you started regular exercise!
Incidentally, this is the same doctor who attended to me during my health screening 2 days ago. She asked about my melasma (freckles on my face) that day but after explaining to her I spend too much time outdoors being exposed to the sun, she agreed that treatment would be quite futile.
Anyway, back to the piece of fantastic news. If you start exercising when you're 30, you would still look 30 when you're 40. Cool isn't it? Now I know why all my running buddies look so good!
As we age, our bones shrink and we lose height too. Exercising helps us maintain our muscle and bone strength. I really don't want to end up with a short and sagging body. I would rather have a freckled face and a body that looks 10 years younger. Plus a heart that feels forever young.
That's probably the best motivation for anyone to start exercising rightaway. Whether it is walking, running, yoga or even Krav Maga, just do it!