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It has always been a well- known fact that exercise improves your physical and mental health. However, the effects of exercise on your skin are just as important. Exercise increases circulation and blood flow in the body which can keep you looking youthful.

Your blood carries oxygen and nutrients to your organs, and it just so happens that your skin is the largest organ in your body. While your blood is taking all that good stuff to your skin cells, it is also taking away all the waste and harmful debris like free radicals can cause cell damage and promote aging.

A study by NCBI contrasts the results of individuals in an active lifestyle with those that live a sedentary lifestyle. Results showed that exercising can reduce skin aging in humans and improve tissue mitochondria that generate most of a cell’s Adenosine Triphosphate. This means that your cells have more energy to carry out their functions and regenerate themselves.

Secondly, exercise is a good, natural way to relieve stress and improve those diseases that are onset by your raised stress levels. Diseases that are causes by stress such as Acne and Eczema can be improved through your physical activity.

Lastly, there are a few things you should watch out for when taking this route to better skin. If you have conditions like acne, rosacea, or psoriasis you should take extra care to make sure you are protected while carrying out that jog you’ve been waiting to go on. These skin conditions can be agitated by high exertions of energy
due to a raised core temperature, sweat levels, etc. It is also important to be aware
of the sun. If you want to exercise between 10 am and 4 pm, maybe try going to a
gym instead of walking a trail (but if you do go outside just wear your SPF and continue on your way).

Exercising has many health benefits and is a cheap easy way to better your lifestyle
while also promoting great, healthy skin.

 

References

Crane, J. D., MacNeil, L. G., Lally, J. S., Ford, R. J., Bujak, A. L., Brar, I. K., . . . Tarnopolsky, M.A. (2015, April 22). Exercise-stimulated interleukin-15 is controlled by AMPK and regulates skin metabolism and aging. Retrieved April 25, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4531076/

Garatachea, N., Pareja-Galeano, H., Sanchis-Gomar, F., Santos-Lozano, A., Fiuza-Luces, C., Morán, M., . . . Lucia, A. (2015, February 01). Exercise attenuates the major hallmarks of aging. Retrieved April 25, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4340807/

Jaret, P. (2011, April 15). Skin Benefits From Exercise: Tone Skin, Collagen, and More. Retrieved April 25, 2019, from https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-
treatments/acne/features/exercise

Harvard Medical School. (2014, March 13). Healthy Mid, Halthy Body: Benefits of Exercise. Retrieved April 25, 2019, from https://hms.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/assets/Sites/Longwood_Seminars/Exercise3.14.pdf

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