How can exercise improve my appearance?

The benefits of exercise have long been reported and proven. All of the following benefits circle back to having a positive influence on your skin and the ability to maintain your youthful looks:
  • increased stamina and energy
  • increased muscle strength, tone, and endurance
  • increased flexibility
  • release of brain chemicals called endorphins that act as natural pain relievers
  • increased blood circulation and toning of the cardiovascular system
  • decreased food cravings
  • increased oxygen supply to cells and tissues
  • decreased blood sugar levels, and risk for diabetes
  • more restful, sound sleep
  • weight distribution and maintenance
  • stress reduction
  • increased self-esteem and sense of well-being
From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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