In recent years, exercise has been recognized as not only a way to stay toned and in shape, but also to boost general health and overall well-being. Cardiovascular exercise promotes the release of endorphins, or our bodies very own “feel good” receptors. Endorphins are known to promote a number of benefits, including controlling feelings of stress and frustration, and regulating production of growth and sex hormones. Along with giving you a general sense of well being, improving appetite and sleep, and making the heart and lungs work more efficiently, regular exercise is also known to give a positive glow to your skin. By allowing the skin to breathe when sweat is released, exercise rejuvenates your pores. Rosiness of complexion, or a natural “glow,” is a sign of good health.
There are no specific exercises for obtaining this natural “glow”. Basically, doing any kind of exercise, that gets your heart pumping, for at least thirty minutes a day will do the trick of getting you that super fit glow. An extra bonus in trying to obtain that much sought after glow is to workout outdoors running, jogging, or cycling. Simply being outside in nature, even if you reside in a city, is an amazing way to feel energized and connected to your surroundings. A trick to finding out if you are getting the best workout possible, and making sure your heart rate is elevated, is if you are sweating. Sweating is the body’s way of naturally detoxifying certain chemicals that our bodies are exposed to. Sweat also purges our bodies of toxins that can clog the pores and plaque skin with pimples and blemishes. Just make sure to cleanse and moisturize skin right after your workout, so that this plaque and bacteria doesn’t get clogged in the pores.