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Makeover Monday

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time believing March is in full swing. As we all gear up for the official change of seasons, I thought it was a good time to offer some reminders on why there’s no time like the present to put a little “spring” into your step by adding fitness to your daily routine.

Strength is only ONE benefit of exercise! Photo by Leslie Hassler

There are so many benefits to exercise, but here are what I consider to be the top 10 reasons everyone should strive to move more often.

Exercise has been shown to:

  1. Increase energy levels
  2. Aid in weight loss and/or weight maintenance
  3. Decrease the risk of heart attack
  4. Decrease the risk of osteoporosis
  5. Increase strength and stamina
  6. Decrease stress levels
  7. Boost the immune system
  8. Increase mental focus
  9. Promote better sleep
  10. Add some fun to the daily grind!

Chances are you’ve seen the items on this list before, but it may surprise you to know exercise can do more for your appearance than simply help you fit into that killer outfit for your high school reunion.

Yisell Santos, a freelance makeup artist based here in New York City, recently asked if I could offer a rationale for exercise that relates to skin care. Click here to learn how exercise really can make you feel beautiful from the inside out! What could be better than a healthy glow to show the world you’re definitely in the game to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

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