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Blog: The Secret to Eternal Youth

Published: 18 May 2016
By:Maria Fenn

How Exercise can help you to stay looking young and beautiful!

FITNESS

“Every cell in the human body benefits from physical activity,” says Tim Church, MD, PhD, the director of preventative medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, La. And, he says, you feel tangible rewards right away. “Within an hour of exercising, you feel less anxious; that night you sleep better; and for 72 hours afterward your body processes blood sugar more efficiently.

"Skin becomes smoother and more radiant"… Audrey Kunin, MD, a dermatologist in Kansas City, and author of The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual. “Working up a good sweat is the equivalent of getting a mini-facial”, she says. “When the pores dilate, sweat expels trapped dirt and oil. Just be sure to wash your face afterward so the gunk doesn’t get sucked back into the pores.”

Exercise helps to reduce body wide inflammation, and helps regulate skin-significant hormones preventing free-radical damage. When you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. These nutrients also increase the skin’s collagen production. “As we age, fibroblasts [the collagen-producing cells in the skin] get lazier and fewer in number,” Audrey Kunin says. “But the nutrients delivered to the skin during exercise help fibroblasts work more efficiently, so your skin looks younger.”

EXCITING! Come join the face fun run! Grab your trainers open the door and exercise today! No excuses!!!

Have an amazing day!

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