Exercise May Reverse Skin Aging

the MPR take:

Exercise could do more than improve your health on the inside– it may actually reverse skin aging. Research findings presented at the recent American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting showed that men and women ≥40 years of age who exercised frequently had thinner, healthier stratum corneums and thicker dermis layers in their skin that were comparable to those of 20–30-year olds. A second group of study participants were sedentary and ≥65 years old; after the completion of a 3-month exercise training program, their skin layers were similar to those of 20–40-year olds. The authors speculate that this change is due to the creation of myokines in muscles that enter the bloodstream and create changes in cells apart from the muscles.

Exercise May Reverse Skin Aging
Exercise May Reverse Skin Aging
Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research. But if they were given access to running wheels, they maintained healthy brains, hearts, muscles, reproductive organs, and fur ...

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