Being beautiful and healthy not only depends on what you eat, but also on keeping fit. If you hear the word “exercise” you most likely think about jogging 5 miles every day and work out very hard. However, walking the kids to school or cycling to work is also a form of exercise and if done on a regular basis it will go hand in hand with beautiful skin.
Which daily exercise you do depends on which one you can build into your daily life routine. I personally prefer to walk into town rather than using the car and at the weekend I quite enjoy a nice cycle ride where I can enjoy the rural scenery. If you can’t build in any exercise in your daily routine I would recommend you to go for a 20 minute walk at least three times a week. You would be surprised how easily it is to fit that in during your lunch break. You might also want to consider taking the stairs instead of the lift.
Effects on your psychological body
Exercising or just going for a walk in nature will massively reduce stress and tension and helps to connect to your body’s rhythm, generally speaking exercise acts as a natural antidepressant.
So your new goal is not to be exercising for muscles and for being super skinny, your new goal is to exercise to come into harmony with your internal environment. This way of exercising will give you an experience of peace and will restore your sense of self, allowing you to think more clearly. Next time you go for a walk, think about a problem that you are facing at the moment. You will be amazed that in most cases you will find a clear solution for your problem by the time you’ve finished your walk.
Exercising according to your body’s rhythm also means that the speed of exercising should depend on how you feel. If you feel full of energy you might want to go for a run rather than a walk. But if you feel that your body needs to slow down at some point, listen to it and take it easy.
Effects on your physical body
Regular physical exercise increases your circulation flow, improves digestion and stimulates the process of waste removal from the internal organs and skin. When exercising, toxins are eliminated through sweat as the pores are opened, and also through deeper and faster breathing. These toxins would normally be dealt with by your skin which contributes to your skin looking less healthy and aging. Without exercise your maximum skin health and beauty can’t be revealed.
Health benefits of regular physical activity:
- Sport destroys fat cells, which is very important as it also destroys the nasty fat cells that surround our abdominal organs. It is these fat cells that can be responsible for heart diseases, diabetes and even cancer.
- Exercising cleans the veins and prevents blood fats from settling down that can clog the vessels leading to heart attacks and strokes. Exercising releases fat-splitting enzymes preventing blood fats to settle down in the veins.
- Exercise strengthens the heart by strengthening the heart muscle. Every time you do physical activities your heart beats faster as it has to pump more blood which strengthens the heart muscle in return.
- Sport prevents diabetes which is caused when calories are flooding the body and the pancreas has to react by producing more insulin in order to reduce the amount of glucose in your body. Our body cells react less and less to the insulin and that’s where sport can break the vicious circle and reverse the insulin resistance. The reason for this is that the cells need little or no insulin to dispose glucose during physical activity. The blood sugar level drops which decreases the need for insulin.
As always, there is no one single magic formula that will keep you healthy and keep your skin looking at its best. A combination of regular exercise, healthy eating and good skin care will work wonders and keep you looking beautiful.
Did you know that Dr Hauschka Hydrating Foot Cream is for sporty people to help care for and reinvigorate your feet? You can also refresh yourself after physical exercise with the Dr Hauschka Sage Bath, it also has a deodorising effect.
The Weleda Arnica Massage Oil with a powerful scent of rosemary and lavender, is ideal for massage before and after sport to keep the muscles warm and flexible.