8 diet and exercise mistakes that age you

FoxNews.com—May 11, 2012

Eating too much sugar certainly isn’t wise for your waistline, but did you know that overindulging in dessert can add years to your face? And even if you do strenuous cardio workouts each week, you’ll be missing out on potential anti-aging body benefits if your schedule doesn’t include yoga, weight training, and rest.

You Don't Give Your Body a Break

When your exercise routine is so intense that you're tired all the time but can't sleep at night, you're setting yourself up for overuse injuries—not to mention dark circles and bags under your eyes from those sleepless nights.... Other clues that you're working out too much include extreme muscle soreness that persists for several days, unintended weight loss, an increased resting heart rate, interruptions in your menstrual cycle, or decreased appetite. "Plan your rest as well as you plan exercise," says Polly de Mille, R.N., a registered clinical exercise physiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. "If there is no balance between breakdown and recovery, then the muscle is in a state of chronic inflammation and what may start as a simple case of soreness after a hard workout can turn into an actual overuse injury."

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