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Scientifically Proven! Exercise Builds Your Bones And Actually Makes Your Skin Younger

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In today’s post, you’re going to discover that exercise can do more than build your bones: it can actually make your skin look younger. And this is not hearsay… it’s been scientifically proven!

You see, exercise has a hugely beneficial effect on collagen, a flexible, connective protein that forms the “scaffold” of the bone matrix. Collagen is also a major component of your skin.

Let’s take a closer look at how exercise improves your bones, your skin, and your overall health, and what you can do to take advantage of this information right away.

What Is Collagen?

As mentioned earlier, collagen is a protein. It is strong and flexible, and found primarily in connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments. It’s also a component of cartilage, such as the tip of your nose and tops of your ears, and it surrounds the root of each hair on your head where it delivers nutrients to the hair. The collagen present in your skin is responsible for its elasticity and smoothness.

Because it is directly responsible for bone’s flexibility, collagen plays a significant role in fracture prevention.
Interestingly, research indicates that exercise promotes collagen integrity, yet another way that exercise is good for your bones…but there’s more it can do for you.

Study Reveals Another “Perk” Of Regular Exercise

As so often happens with natural health solutions, the benefits extend beyond the specific area of the body you’re seeking to improve. A natural approach includes the whole body (in fact, the whole person!).

This is exactly the case with exercising for your bone health.

A small but insightful study conducted by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, showed that exercise has an amazingly youthful effect on skin and hair.

Building on past studies involving mice, researchers studied the impact of regular exercise on 29 volunteers, men and women, aged 20 to 84.

Previous studies at McMaster had shown that mice that regularly ran in exercise wheels had healthier brains, hearts, and reproductive organs than non-exercising mice. Amazingly, the exercising mice also kept their fur much longer (it did not turn grey, either) and were stronger overall. The sedentary mice experienced balding, weakness, and illness.1

Scientists wanted to find out if exercise had a similar youth-preserving effect on humans.

They examined participants’ skin every week for several months, both in the exercising group and the sedentary group. They found that the over-40 exercisers had the skin of someone in their 20s or 30s after exercising just three hours a week.2

Those in the sedentary group who were over the age of 65 then got the chance to exercise regularly, and their skin showed similar improvement. Astonishingly, these older exercisers developed skin characteristic of people in their 30s and 40s.2

Isn’t that amazing?

In Addition To Building Bone, Exercise Is Crucial For Your Overall Health

Study after study confirms that exercise (especially weight-bearing exercise) is crucial for increasing bone density. When bones bear weight, it stimulates them to grow and increase in density.

While the minerals in bone are responsible for hardness, collagen is responsible for bone’s tensile strength. Research has shown that exercise actually influences the collagen matrix in bone.3

If you have the Save Our Bones Program, you already know about all the other bone-health effects of exercise. Let’s take a quick look at the most important ones.

Regular exercise:

What Kind Of Exercise Is Best For Your Bones And Your Health?

Now that you know the amazing benefits of exercise, you probably want to get moving! But where to start?

If you need inspiration, motivation, and step-by-step instructions on how to get started with exercises that are designed to increase your bone density, and if you’re looking to reap the additional benefits mentioned today, then I encourage you to look into the Densercise™ Epidensity Training System.

It only takes 15 minutes a day, three times a week, and thanks to the varied exercises, you’ll never get bored. Because the Densercise™ Epidensity Training System walks you though a complete four-week exercise schedule that’s different every day. Plus you can do them in the privacy of your own home with no special equipment.

So if you haven’t yet, please take a look at Densercise™ today!

Till next time,

References

1 Sadfar, Adeel, et al. “Endurance exercise rescues progeroid aging and induces systemic mitochondrial rejuvenation in mtDNA mutator mice.” PNAS. January 2011. Doi: 10. 1073/pnas. 1019581108. Web. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/02/18/1019581108.abstract
2 http://www.universityherald.com/articles/8938/20140419/exercise-may-reverse-signs-of-skin-aging.htm
3 Brama PA, Bank RA, Tekoppele JM, Van Weeren PR (2001) “Training affects the collagen framework of subchondral bone in foals.” Vet J 162:24–32

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  1. Louise Osgood July 4, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Vivian, My sense of balance is bad. I can do walking tho. Is that enough?Or do you have a book to recommend of those seated in a chair exercise? Is to keep moving enough or it has to be more intense? Louise

  2. Michele July 4, 2014, 12:22 pm

    Love the information you bring to us. Quick question concerning; “Study after study confirms that exercise (especially weight-bearing exercise) is crucial for increasing bone density. When bones bear weight, it stimulates them to grow and increase in density.” Where can we read the most up-to-date studies???? Many thanks, Michele

  3. Kathe July 4, 2014, 12:20 am

    I have had 2 stress fractures in the past. I was most interested in your recommendations for exercise. I have been told by my doctor and physiotherapist that I should not do any normal exercises and not even pilates. However, tai chi was acceptable as long as I stopped any activity that caused pain Thus, I try to get to tai chi at least 3 times a week.
    Thank you for the information which is so valuable to so many of us.

  4. Leslie (Ms. L. Carmel) July 3, 2014, 10:40 pm

    Good Evening Vivian,

    Thank You Very Much For All These Wonderful And Very Helpful Articles. They Are Very Interesting.
    Keep Up The Wonderful Work You Are Doing, Trying To SAVEOURBONES!

    Take Care And Stay Well.

    LOVE, LESLIE (MS. L. CARMEL)

  5. Rita Boschen July 3, 2014, 5:06 pm

    I been doing everything you said to do and I fell and I fracture my pelvic on 3 places I guess I have no choice but to take those shots

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 4, 2014, 1:55 pm

      Rita, first of all, I am sorry to hear about your fracture and I wish you a speedy recovery!

      But you never have to “take those shots” if you do not wish to – it’s up to you how you choose to heal! If you want to enhance fracture healing, it’s important to make sure that you take in lots of collagen-building minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, manganese, and copper. In addition, Vitamins C and K, B-complex, and D3 are very important for healing bone. Some antioxidants also build new bone, such as lycopene and polyphenols. When healing from a fracture, maintaining an alkaline body pH is especially important. :)

      Here’s to healed fractures and stronger bones!

  6. Marlene Villar July 3, 2014, 1:43 pm

    Good morning Vivian,
    Thank you very much for this excellent information.
    I truly believe what you sent because, it is proven from
    my own life. Your emails as well as from others are all
    encouraging. Have a wonderful day and take care always. Marlene

  7. Jackie July 3, 2014, 12:34 pm

    How come when I do research on the internet regarding acidifying and alkalizing foods it says that almond milk, soy milk and rice milk are acidifying. I drink vanilla almond milk unsweetened. Your program says they are alkalizing. It also says that yogurt is acidifying on the internet. I use the greek yogurt and thought this is alkalizing. I need to know as I follow your program as close as I can and don’t want to be doing something daily that is really not the best for me. Please advise. Thank you.

    • EsterH July 3, 2014, 3:42 pm

      Hi, Jackie. I hope you discover answers to all your questions. I find many answers to my questions from Vivian’s articles by clicking inside the search bar at the top of the page and posing my query. Vivian is diligent to provide us the information we need to take control of our own health and I look forward to her emails every week.

      Much success to you!

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 4, 2014, 1:37 pm

        Thank you for pointing that out, Ester! :)

  8. L.D. July 3, 2014, 9:59 am

    Hello All, More great information. I’m ordering Densercise to add to my routine. I’ve been in the community for a few years now and never stop learning. The beginning of this year I experienced compression fractures caused by an “anti-cancer” med I had been taking for 3 yrs. All my work with the community had been to no avail and I was puzzled as to the why.It was the poison working against everything I was doing. Threw that stuff in the trash right quick. Now I’m making good progress but have some catching up to do. Will be 68 in the Fall and want to be better than in several years by my 2015 Bday. Keep the information flowing Vivian, we all need you… Thanks very much…

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 3, 2014, 2:44 pm

      Learning never has to stop, L.D.! I am so glad you had the courage to take steps toward managing your own health!

      • L,D, July 3, 2014, 5:47 pm

        If we are not our own advocate, who will be? Not the mainstream medical people. I know this first hand. When the compression fractures started, my oncologist told me to take more calcium and 5k D3 for 6 weeks. Also to walk more. She apparently didn’t know the side effects of the anti-cancer drug for people with osteoporosis and the drug she prescribed? I trust no one with MD at the end anymore.. As always, thanks for your help….

        • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 4, 2014, 1:56 pm

          Doctors tend to be woefully inadequate when it comes to discussing side effects, LD. Thankfully, you did your own research!

  9. Carole Johnson July 3, 2014, 8:50 am

    Aha, Yes! I have been exercising since I turned 40. I was just told the other day by a young man (age 42) that he thought I was around 49 or 50 Tops. I hear this quite often. I am 71, turning 72 on Oct. 7th. I cannot possibly agree with your more about exercise. I also applaud you for describing exercises here that are new to me. an inveterate exerciser. I love it! Carole ,

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 3, 2014, 2:42 pm

      Thanks for sharing a real-life example of this principle, Carole!

  10. Sheila July 3, 2014, 4:16 am

    I thoroughly enjoy your e-mails,Vivian,and find the information in them very interesting and helpful.
    Thank you so much

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA July 3, 2014, 8:44 am

      I am glad, Sheila! Thanks for being a part of the community. :)

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