Dr. Ellen Marmur: "Reduce Wrinkles with Exercise, Study Suggests"
As we get older, skin loses its elasticity and luster, resulting in the dreaded, but inevitable, wrinkles, crow's feet and sagging.
But researchers observed in lab mice that exercise could prolong and even undo aging's effects. Mice that frequented the running wheel maintained healthy brains, hearts, muscles, reproductive organs, but also didn't gray. "We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important," said Ellen S. Marmur, MD, Vice Chair of Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery, and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who was not involved in the research. "But anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant." Learn more
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