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Can Exercise Help Your Skin? You Bet it Can!

By Donna Stark

Some people exercise because they need to improve the state of their health, some just like to stay active, and then there are those who want to push the limits to see how strong their body can become. No matter what the reason though, it's clear to everyone that exercise is good for the body! It can boost your health, strengthen your bones, and enhance your athletic performance, but did you know that it can also improve your appearance? Sure you did, but I'm not talking about the appearance of your body and how good it looks in a bathing suit. Instead, I'm talking about the health of your skin and your overall complexion!

Exercise and Good Skin? You Bet!

We all know that daily exercise improves the function of our organs, so it makes sense that it would also improve the appearance of our skin! After all, the skin is the largest organ in the body. But how exactly does it help? Good question! Let's take a look at a few of the benefits that come from your daily workouts.

  • Gets your glow on - Grab your water bottle and get your heart pumping with some aerobic exercise if you want to maintain a youthful glow. Exercise increases the production of collagen and helps deliver oxygen-rich blood to your skin. This contributes to a healthy, smooth, and glowing appearance.
  • Erases those wrinkles - Physical activity can help regulate cortisol levels in the body, but do you know why is this important? It's important if you want good looking skin because cortisol is known to break down collagen and increase the formation of wrinkles.
  • Banishes your blemishes - It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want to clear your acne, you have to sweat! The increased circulation helps draw the toxins, oil, and dirt (the very things that cause acne) out of your pores.
  • Reduces your stress - There is nothing that ages us more than chronic stress and we all know that exercise is a great stress reducer, so do your body a favor and get moving! Try to incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise into your days.

The Perfect Complexion

Are you ready to improve your overall physical health and the appearance of your skin? It's easy! Just grab your sneakers and get moving! Any type of exercise will do your body some good and, if you take your workouts outdoors, you can get even more health benefits than you bargained for! Just be sure to remember your sunscreen!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Knightdale, N.C.

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