exercise and wrinkles... is there a connection?

Wrinkles. We all get them. They’re a natural part of life and aging and something, I believe, we shouldn’t be ashamed of. They add character and definition to an aging face and are evidence of a life well-lived.

In saying that… I don’t want to sport too many wrinkles too soon so whilst I’m all supportive of aging naturally and gracefully, I also don’t want to age too fast.

I have 8 fabulous tips to help you slow down the appearance of wrinkles.

And I'm taking one of those tips for this week's #funfactfriday.

And that tip is to exercise regularly.

Research published in the Preventative Medicine journal in April 2017 reviewed findings on data taken from over 5,000 people between 1999 and 2002.

Prof. Larry Tucker, exercise science professor at Brigham Young University, concluded that there were significant differences between people who did regular exercise and those who did not.

Indeed he concluded that adults with a high level of exercise had a ‘biological aging advantage’ of a staggering 9 years compared to adults who followed a more sedentary lifestyle.

Exercise is known to reduce inflammation and stress levels, both of which increase the signs of aging.

So, not only does regular keep you fit and healthy, it can slow down the appearance of wrinkles. Now if you ever needed an excuse for heading outside for a brisk walk in nature, then this is it!

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