Why do you think you should be more physically active? Many people think we should “move more to burn more” and this is not always a great motivator for just doing it. Did you ever consider the beauty benefits of stepping up your activity? Check out these 10  …


  1. SKIN
    When we exercise, our heart rate and blood flow increase pushing vitamins, minerals, and oxygen to our skin. The oxygen delivers nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants and revs up collagen production to prevent wrinkles giving us that healthy, youthful glow we desire.
  2. HAIR
    The increased circulation and blood flow we obtain through activity stimulates hair follicles and promotes growth and strength.
  3. DETOX
    Sweating is one of the primary ways our body eliminates toxins. A good sweat session is like a steam clean for our pores from the inside out. It’s our skin’s way of detoxing naturally. Exercise also improves our immune system by increasing white blood cell production meaning fewer bacteria and viruses can invade.
    Regular exercise creates healing endorphins that can effectively counteract the harmful effects of cortisol – the stress hormone known to accelerate the aging process.

Nothing is more attractive than the self-assurance that comes from feeling good in our own skin! People who exercise generally feel better about their self-worth, their physical condition and their overall health and show that INNER BEAUTY!


Activities that stretch and strengthen muscles, like Yoga or Pilates, can correct imperfect posture and add height. As our posture improves we tends to look leaner, fitter and more confident.


Anxiety, fearfulness and uncertainty all drain our vitality and dampen our mood, which tends to show on our face and in the way we carry ourselves. Exercise has been shown to alleviate most mild to moderate cases of anxiety, and can very quickly improve mood.

  1. SLEEP

Sleeping well leaves us looking fresher, more vibrant and healthier. Exercise sharpens the body’s sensitivity to the stress hormone cortisol, which can enhance and improve sleep.

  1. FAT

Regular exercise trains the body to burn fat more efficiently. It is especially the loss of excess visceral fat – the fat deep inside the body – that boosts our overall vitality and looks.


A toned, fit body looks smoother, leaner, younger and stands taller…not to mention the potential weight management benefits!


So now what do you think? Does boosting your movement sound “worth it”? The bottom line…physical activity benefits virtually every system in our bodies – it’s not just about the burn – and it all adds up to a more radiant, beautiful YOU and YOU’RE WORTH IT!


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