elderly_couples_on_boat-SunStarExercise 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.

Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario found that after age 40, the men and women in their study who exercised frequently had markedly thicker dermis layers in their skin and other improvements, over those in the study who were sedentary.

Even more amazing, after the formerly sedentary adults in the group started doing cardio for 30 minutes, twice a week, their skin improved markedly.

The results, which were presented this month to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, caused the professor who oversaw the study,  Dr. Tarnopolsky, to gush, “I don’t want to over-hype the results, but, really, it was pretty remarkable to see.”

“Their skin was much closer in composition to that of the 20- and 30-year-olds than to that of others of their age, even if they were past age 65.”

(READ the story in the New York Times)

Photo by Sun Star – Thanks to Harley Hahn for sending the link!


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