Our skin does not work in a vacuum, it works in conjunction with all the other systems in our bodies, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular and excretory, and these systems (as far as our skin is concerned) are related to exercise.
The lymphatic system filters the blood by removing toxins.
It contains white blood cells to defend the body against infection.
If it is not functioning properly the build-up of toxins can cause illness and the visible signs of aging.
In order for the lymphatic system to function properly it needs to move through the body and lymphatic movement is caused by our muscles contracting, we do this through exercise.
The cardiovascular system includes the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries and circulates blood through the body.
Blood brings nourishment and oxygen to the organs, including our skin (remember, skin is our larges organ), and carries toxins and waste products to the liver and kidneys to be eliminated.
When your cheeks get flushed during exercise, this is your cardiovascular system hard at work bringing circulation, along with nourishment, to your skin.
The excretory system eliminates solid, liquid and gaseous waste products from the body. Sweat glands are a type of excretory gland. By sweating we eliminate toxins that can cause acne and aging.
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