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Do more ex­er­cise

and you can re­verse some of the age­ing that’s al­ready oc­curred. Peo­ple who ex­er­cise reg­u­larly have vis­i­bly younger-look­ing skin – and it’s never too late to ben­e­fit.

Re­search shows seden­tary peo­ple aged over 65 see im­prove­ments to their skin af­ter three months of ex­er­cis­ing. One ex­pla­na­tion is that ex­er­cise en­cour­ages the pro­duc­tion of sub­stances that jump-start healthy changes in skin cells.

Make it work by: Get­ting your­self some friendly com­pe­ti­tion, to push you fur­ther.

Re­search proves that striv­ing to match or bet­ter some­one else’s achieve­ments can dou­ble the amount of ex­er­cise you do. A sim­ple way to tap into your com­pet­i­tive side is to down­load a free fit­ness app which lets you com­pete against your own pre­vi­ous times or other peo­ple. Check out Strava (strava.com) or Pact (pactapp.com).

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