Spider Veins and Effects of Exercise go Hand in Hand

Updated on: August 18, 2014

You have a busy lifestyle, and part of that busy lifestyle includes jogging. You love jogging before work, after work, and on weekends. In addition to that, you attend aerobics classes at a local gym. Your friends wonder how on earth you've managed such dedication. You don't think of it so much as dedication, as it is a way for you to keep fit and combat stress.

However, in recent months you've started seeing spider veins and effects of exercise. You obviously are really not too thrilled with this recent discovery, and you want to know why spider veins and effects of exercise have taken their toll on your skin. After all, you want to look your best in those short-shorts you have!

Spider veins and effects of exercise affect the skin in several different ways. It is important to note that the root causes of both have to do both with genetics, the exercises that you participate in, as well as the frequency. The veins on your legs might come from the frequent pounding your legs have to withstand when you are running. They also might have happened because of a circulatory issue.

While spider veins and effects of exercise are indeed often associated with each other, it is important to note that they can be very separate things. If, for example, you are interested in weight lifting, and you frequently strain the skin on your upper arms, you will see stretch marks. Stretch marks happen when the skin is stretched beyond its capacity. Many people associate stretch marks with pregnancy and weight loss or weight gain, but in fact exercise can be a significant culprit.

Although you're angry, you're also almost on the verge of laughing. How ironic that you've been exercising to improve your appearance, when it's actually causing irregularities in your appearance! Your dream is to meet a handsome, wealthy guy at the gym. Just how are you going to accomplish that if you look like you've been in a fight with your skin, and your skin won? You consult your physician on what you should do.

Your physician points out that while it's great that you have been so interested in exercising, you've also been exercising way too much. Twice a day is a little extreme, don't you think? One hour of exercise per day, being certain to day a day off out of the week, is more than enough.

You nod, but what about the stress? Your doctor suggests yoga or drinking tea. Also, are you getting enough rest? You admit you aren't. So, armed with the newfound knowledge that you'll have to actually get more than 2 hours of sleep per day, you start cutting back on your hectic exercise routine.

It's a couple of weeks later, and you have to admit that you're pleased with how your skin looks. The veins and stretch marks are lightening, and you've developed a love of peppermint tea. While you've cut back on your exercise, that doesn't mean you still don't go to the gym regularly for a casual stroll – Mr. Right's got to be in the weights section somewhere!

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