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7 Exercise Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Best Health Logo By Juliana LaBianca of Best Health | Slide 1 of 7: While keeping an ambitious workout schedule is admirable, rest days are necessary, especially as muscles age. In fact, too much exercise ages you. "Intense, prolonged exercise and sleep deprivation will release and increase levels of cortisol in the blood," sports and rehab therapist Jav Asaro told WebMD. "This will have a counter effect to insulin and increase blood sugars. These sugars go through a process and end up as a product known as Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs). AGEs then bond between the collagen fibers causing reduced elasticity, blotches, and premature wrinkles." To reduce this type of inflammation, include at least one rest day per week. Here are 15 signs your body is aging faster than you are.

While keeping an ambitious workout schedule is admirable, rest days are necessary, especially as muscles age. In fact, too much exercise ages you. "Intense, prolonged exercise and sleep deprivation will release and increase levels of cortisol in the blood," sports and rehab therapist Jav Asaro told WebMD. "This will have a counter effect to insulin and increase blood sugars. These sugars go through a process and end up as a product known as Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs). AGEs then bond between the collagen fibers causing reduced elasticity, blotches, and premature wrinkles." To reduce this type of inflammation, include at least one rest day per week. Here are 15 signs your body is aging faster than you are.

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