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Exercise also boosts circulation and the delivery of nutrients to your skin, helping to detoxify the body by removing toxins (poisons).

As exercise boosts oxygen to the skin, it also helps increase the natural production of collagen, the connective tissue that plumps your skin. Your skin will "glow" after exercise because of the increase in blood flow.

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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