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Tracy Anderson on Exercising Your Way to Glowing Skin
Fitness maven Tracy Anderson has launched two new exciting extensions of her beloved TA brand: In NYC, she’s converted a former movie theater space on 59th and 2nd into an incredible, 6,000-square-foot studio, open now. Plus, her new, entirely organic, protein- and energy-boosting Ultimate Clear Bars are now available online, and in Target stores beginning April 9—in peanut butter cookie dough and cherry pie flavors, (need we say more)?
In celebration, we’re sharing part of the GOOP CLEAN BEAUTY book interview with TA on the effect of exercise on aging and our skin. (Check out the book for more from Tracy and other all-stars.)
A Sneak-Peek Q&A with Tracy Anderson
What can exercise do for our skin, and what impact does it have on skin elasticity?
To keep the skin tight, we need to exercise, which allows us to maintain a strong, healthy muscle design. Without exercise, as we age our skin can become disconnected from our muscles because our connective tissue doesn’t have anything to pull the skin tight to, which results in skin that looks thinner and weaker. Another reason it’s beyond vital to exercise as you get older: Our production of collagen—the main protein in connective tissue—decreases with age and as a result of poor circulation. We’re going to get older whether we like it or not, but by exercising and increasing circulation, we can look fresher and healthier for much longer.