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Regular exercise reduces the amount of stress hormones in the body, resulting in a slower heart rate, relaxed blood vessels, and lower blood pressure. Increased relaxation after exercise shows on your face with reduced muscle tension.

From: How Regular Exercise Benefits Teens WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

SOURCES: Donnelly, J. , 2004. 
Best Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology

Hoffman and Goetz L. 1998.  Nutrition Reviews,

Gura, S. 2002.  Work,

Health2Fit: "Health and Fitness Resources and Information." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com Health/Library. 

Mayo Clinic.

Kidshealth.org.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

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