Beauty: Yet Another Reason to Run After 50
I know. I know. You’ve heard it all before. Exercise makes us fitter and reduces our risk for diabetes and heart disease. It helps control weight, makes us sleep better, gives us energy… and the list goes on. And we’ve all heard the new exercise admonishment: “sitting is the new smoking.” We get it. So we make the pledge to hit the gym as we’re stationed behind our computers at work.
But now, science has proven that exercise makes our skin look better too.
New research flatly states that moderate exercise, even just 2 to 3 times a week, can actually change the composition of our facial skin. In the study, the 50-year old subjects were divided into two groups. The “Exercise Group,” and the “Non-Exercise Group.” Everyone started out with skin that was normal for their age. After just 3 months, however, the subject’s skin in the “Exercise Group” looked like that of someone much younger. In some, samples of their skin looked like it was from a 20 – 30 year old person. Keep in mind, they were doing only MODERATE exercise, like jogging, walking, and light treadmill.
Some of us have experienced that first hand, then were disappointed to find that after we stopped exercising, our skin, once again, caught up to our age. And now we know why…
Exercise actually changes the operation of our genes (known as epigenetics). Epigenetics is a process where the operation of genes is changed, not by your DNA itself, but by what you do. Think about that for a moment. One simple lifestyle change, that doesn’t cost money, can induce wonderfully positive physical changes in our body. Including looking better! BUT…
There’s always a “but” isn’t there. Once you stop exercising, the genes go back to normal. Like Cinderella at midnight.
The good news is, you have control. With a moderate amount of will power and exercise you can look better and be healthier.
But if you really want to look great, don’t just stop at exercise. Christie Brinkley who exercises at least 3 times a week, also relies on a special supplement called BioSil. BioSil generates lost collagen, adds new collagen and protects your existing collagen. “It’s a must” says Christie. “I started taking BioSil because I read the results of their double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, but I continue to use it because of the results I see in the mirror.” BioSil is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin elasticity and strengthen and thicken hair. So jog to your nearest specialty store to get BioSil, you get two ways to look younger!