Every winter as the color from summer fades from my skin I notice a few more wrinkles. Never, do I notice it more though than right now. Pasty from a few more hours indoors that out, I wonder about my outdoor exercise passions.
I’m a summer girl. Always have been always will be. Hours outdoors in heat humidity, or now at altitude in the mountains strong sunshine can be tough on an active girl’s skin. Spending alternate hours in front of technology isn’t better! I invited my friend Dr Trevor Cates, known as The Spa Dr., to do a guest post because living in Park City, Utah, she gets some harsh effects of elements too!
There’s one more reason why this is so important to me and to my clients. As if aging, wrinkles, and the elements weren’t enough, toxins you’re putting on your body can prevent weight loss or fat loss. For years, few of us were aware of the damage we were doing with the chemicals in our make up and body care items. After decades of putting things into your body via your largest organ, it makes sense that cleaning up this one act will reduce toxin stress on your body.
Read Trevor’s post and be sure if the cortisol connection to skin gets your attention.. you stop in at next week’s Flipping 50 webinar about fat loss for peri and post menopause… because it is DIRECTLY related to that too.
By Dr. Trevor Cates
There has never been a drug or diet that research shows does all of the following:
- Supports healthy glowing skin
- Improves body composition
- Elevates energy
- Relieves stress
- Improves sleep
- Boosts mood and memory
- Enhances sex drive
- Strengthens bones
- Decreases risk for type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis heart disease, certain types of cancers, and arthritis
- Increases longevity
But research shows exercise does all of this and more!
All of these benefits from regular exercise become even more important in our 40’s, 50’s and beyond. This helps us look and feel our best, and ultimately help us age gracefully.
When it comes to our skin, exercise increases blood flow, which, in turn, helps nourish our skin cells from within. Good circulation floods our cells with nutrients while removing free radicals and toxins. The end result: a healthy glow.
In addition, moderate exercise on a regular basis keeps our adrenal hormone cortisol balanced. When it comes to skin, this is particularly important because elevated cortisol can worsen chronic skin conditions such as acne and eczema as well as increase the breakdown of collagen (which speeds wrinkles and sagging skin).
The “side benefits” of exercise such as improved sleep also add to the skin’s glow. Getting a good night’s rest gives our skin a chance to restore and revitalize overnight.
Choose exercises that fit your current state of health and fit within your daily routine. When you can, get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Protect your skin from sun damage by covering up, avoiding peak sun hours and wearing a zinc oxide based sunblock.
When you exercise regularly, you invest in your health, which shows on your face… Enjoy the glow!
Right now you can still get Trevor’s new book Clean Skin from Within free with just ($7.95) shipping and handling. It’s full of recipes for both inside out skin care and fun, economical masks and lotions you can make in the kitchen to boost your own glow naturally.
It’s a beautiful book I love! (and makes a great gift!) Get it now!
P.S. Did you listen to the Flipping 50 podcast with The Spa Dr? You’ll get some great tips!