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Looking Younger and Healthier Through Exercise

By Stephen R. Farris

How many times have you seen the commercials about skin creams that help reverse the aging process? There are quite a few, especially if you're watching television in the early morning hours between 3-8 a.m. But did you know there's another way to keep skin healthy and young looking? It's something that we can do every single day. Exercise.

According to research, as we get older the outer surface of the skin gets thicker, while the bottom layer becomes thinner and loses elasticity. Therefore, our skin starts to sag and wrinkles eventually develop as well.

As the research continued, they put one group of subjects 65 and older into an exercise routine for a few weeks while the other group did nothing. Turns out the group that did exercise on a regular basis during that time had a more youthful appearance.

Start Now

Striving to get in shape and having a more youthful appearance can be a challenge. But you have to start somewhere, so get up and start moving. Exercise and eat healthier. Those are the tools you need to get you started towards a more active and healthier lifestyle.

A Few Simple Exercises to Try

If you're a beginner, start off with walking or riding a bike. Just take it slow at first, then work your way to longer periods of activity as your endurance progresses. You can even get started with yoga or aerobic exercise as they have beginner levels too. When exercising outdoors, be sure to use sunscreen or wear clothing that'll cover your skin and keep it safe from damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Eat Healthier

Start by changing your eating routine and replace the junk food and drinks with more nutrition items, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken, fish, turkey and nuts. These items contain a lot of nutrients and minerals our bodies need to not only get us through workouts, but to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Plus, there are some foods that can actually help keep your skin healthy, vibrant and young looking without spending money on creams.

Visit your local chiropractor. They can help you with your nutritional and exercise goals. And if you're experiencing back or joint pain, they can help give you relief for those things too. Of course, be sure to consult either your primary doctor or chiropractor before starting a diet and/or exercise regime.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tempe, Ariz.

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