The effects of good nutrition and regular exercise go deeper than having those 6 pack abs and a smaller dress size. Eating right and exercising on a consistent basis will keep you healthy from the inside out. It’s proven that those who exercise and eat right will live longer and be stronger in body and mind. But you will also gain healthy hair, strong nails and glowing skin with all of those workouts and healthy eating habits.
The formula is simple: exercise + healthy eating = a beautiful you!
Exercise regularly for great skin:
For that healthy glow, you don’t need expensive treatments at the salon and various skin products to achieve beautiful skin. To get that healthy glow, you need to move!! It’s true you need a mix of strength training, cardiovascular exercise and flexibility for a fit body, but for that flushed, glowing look all you need is lots of cardio. Exercise has several effects on the skin. The best one is how your skin tone improves. You can prevent wrinkles and skin from sagging with improved circulation through exercise. When you are doing a cardio workout, you get your heart and lungs pumping vigorously with oxygen rich blood. It’s at this time you achieve that healthy, soft glow.
What many people don’t realize is that our skin is the largest organ of our body and it’s no wonder how great the benefits of exercise are. With increased circulation and nutrients being delivered to skin cells, potentially damaging toxins are being rid of and left behind is beautiful skin. One other great benefit of exercise is for those who are acne prone. Working out can help clear up your skin by mediating the production of testosterone – related hormones like DHEA and DHT. Exercise helps to reduce stress which means the adrenal glands put out less of these male-type hormones which can cause an acne flare up.
The bottom line is for people who exercise, you will have an overall better complexion and if you have acne, it is better controlled with less breakouts. If you give your skin what it needs, it will function properly, behave better and look younger.
But, exercise isn’t just good for your skin, your hair will look healthier too! That oxygen rich blood you’re generating with your cardio workouts nourishes your hair follicles by sending antioxidants to the area and destroying free radicals before they can cause any damage to the hair.
To get all of the benefits that exercise has on your body, you should aim for at least 3 days a week of aerobic exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes. Try at home DVDs, take a walk/jog in your neighborhood or local park, swim, ride your bike, play basketball or just dance. Whatever you choose, keep it fun and you’ll keep it up.
Drink lots of water for great skin:
Drinking plenty of water daily eliminates waste and clears the room for more water to get to skin cells for nourishment. You should aim for six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Staying hydrated can prevent acne, wrinkles and give your skin that overall glow by improving circulation. Lastly, when you are properly hydrated, you sweat more efficiently to keep your skin clean and clear.
Healthy from the inside out:
From reducing breakouts to fighting the signs of aging, exercise and eating healthy play major roles in how young and healthy your skin looks and feels. To look gorgeous, you need a balanced approach: a proper skin care routine, a well balanced diet and a consistent exercise regimen. When it comes to eating healthy and exercising, your inner and outer beauty and your self esteem all get a major boost.