Radiate health from the inside out

By Aimee Hodges

What is the motivation behind your daily exercise goals? Are you attempting to build muscle, create definition or simply support overall health? Work­ing out can help you achieve each of these goals but are you aware that exercise can literally make you glow?

That’s right. One of the postpositive benefits is a radiant afterglow, from the inside out.

We don’t typically regret a good workout because we feel empowered by our accomplishments. Even a brisk walk can put an extra pep in your step throughout the day. This pride and confidence naturally leads to a more positive attitude that translates into magnetic beauty. Nothing is more empowering for me than knowing I have accomplished something new and challenging. A once strenuous task was completed with ease.

Research proves the benefits from exercise is not limited to strength gains and muscle definition, it goes much deeper as we gain a better perception of ourselves. Sometimes we get lost in the immediate euphoric results of how we feel that we forget about the plethora of additional benefits.

Getting active promotes better circulation which can lead to healthier hair, nail growth and younger looking skin.

Improved sleep function is a huge benefit for me. I feel more confident in my appearance and ability to conquer the day af­ter a good night’s rest. Maintaining a regular routine promotes restful sleep leading to success – and no dark circles under the eyes.

It improves endurance and stamina in the bedroom as well as self-confidence, so get moving and increase that libido

A study conducted in 2011 from the University of Califor­nia found that stressed women who exercised vigorously for an average of 45 minutes over a three day period had cells that showed significantly fewer signs of aging compared to women who were stressed and inactive. Reverse that aging process? Yes! Take that Botox money and put it towards a relaxing vacation.

Sweat is also an amazing detoxifier. Who needs a juice cleanse when you’re one workout away from a brighter and healthier you.

To read the full story, pick up the July/August issue of LiveIt magazine.