Beauty from the Inside Out

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By Monique Bartlett

Health is wealth. By being physically fit, it can make you healthy both inside and out.  There is a lot you can do such as jogging, running or walking in the morning, playing basketball, soccer, tennis or any other sport with friends.  Just like taking any medicine, you should first consult your doctor before undergoing any form of exercise.

Physical exercise is beneficial because it helps maintain and improve your health from a variety of diseases and premature death.  It also makes you feel happier and increases your confidence and self-esteem.  It has also been shown that a person with an active lifestyle may live longer than a person who doesn’t.

The best exercise plan should have both cardiovascular and weight training exercises. This helps burn calories and increases the muscle to fat ratio that will increase your metabolism.  If you have never worked out before you should do it gradually. Doing too much your first few times can make you pull a muscle or create any other type of injury. Endurance will never be built in a day but exercising on a regular basis will make you stronger and increase your endurance level overall.

But beauty is not only about looking good; it’s also about feeling good.  Another way to stay healthy is to give up some vices. We still live in a society where people smoke and drink. Smoking has been proven to cause lung cancer and other diseases. Excessive drinking has also shown to cause several diseases.  If you can quit these not so healthy habits or at least reduce the amount you smoke or drink it will be more beneficial to you in the long run.

It’s also important to start your day with a positive outlook. Just as studies have shown that exercise makes a person feel happier, smiling and laughing also produces the same effect. A smile and laughter can do a lot and are contagious in a positive sense. It brightens the day of not only you but others around you as well.

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