Is Running Making You Look Older?

Is Running Making You Look Older

 

Running is one form of exercise that comes with so many benefits.

It can help you de-stress and sleep better, keep your brain sharp and make your body physically stronger. But a slew of news reports, articles and studies have questioned whether strenuous forms of exercise like running can actually make you look older.

Enter “runner’s face.”

The whole idea of runner’s face appears to be the result of some fairly dated research, according to Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. She said that older studies published in medical journals claimed extremely intense exercise can cause detrimental effects on the skin because of increased free radical production or oxidative stress.

As Nazarian noted, your body produces free radicals when it’s under pressure or strain. To combat the effects of those free radicals, your body employs antioxidants, either those produced inside your body or consumed as part of your diet.

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Source: HuffPost – Is Running Making You Look Older? By, Julia Brucculieri

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