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5 Reasons Why Your Skin Will Thank You For Exercising

Historically, women were not encouraged to engage in athletics. In fact, up until the 1970s they were pretty much banned from running in marathons and it wasn’t until the 1984 Olympics the women’s marathon became an event. But things have changed quite a bit. Yoga studios and even gyms that cater exclusively to women have been sprouting up everywhere. As everybody knows, maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes getting enough exercise is essential, but here’s the question you might be asking: what impact does staying fit have on our skin? Turns out, there are a lot of tremendous benefits that should motivate you to continue your exercise routine! Check out the ways working out benefits your skin. 

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Increases blood circulation

Why do you get up at 5am to go running on the treadmill or even in your neighborhood? It certainly isn’t to escape from scary ghosts both real and imagined, right? Or is it!? Nonsensical jokes aside, jogging helps lift your heart rate and promotes proper blood circulation. This is important because our cells need oxygen, and this is one of the most efficient ways to deliver it. And when your circulatory system is functioning at its best, your skin likewise stays healthy and glowing. In other words, it is time to buy yourself a good pair of running shoes and get your heart pumping! 

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Helps you work up a much-needed sweat

Eww, sweat, right? Well, okay, but… It might sound hard to believe, but sweat does not exist for the purpose of making you feel all gross and miserable. Rather, it serves a very important function that keeps us alive. Think about the last time you went to a sauna. It’s really no different from sitting in a hot car for 20 minutes and yet we do it anyway because sweating is how your body detoxifies and unclogs pores of all that funky, gunky stuff that collects when you’re going about your day. Of course, you should make sure to shower after a good sweat so that A.) the mixture of sweat and grime doesn’t seep back into your pores and B.) so people don’t make it a point to avoid sitting near you. 

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Encourages cell rejuvenation

Your body is constantly needing to shed old cells and create new one, and exercising is one of the most important ways to encourage this. If you want to get the best results as you are working out, you should ensure that you’re ridding your body of excess dead skin cells. Of course, as a reminder, you should keep your pores clean to reveal the new, rejuvenated skin underneath. 

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Firms up your skin

One final really, really good reason to hit the gym is that it keeps your lymphatic system functioning and firms up your skin. In particular, when your lymph nodes are awakened, your body feels far less sluggish and is able to actively flush out the toxins and other harmful elements from the body, especially on the skin. In addition, a healthy lymphatic system avoids problems associated with water retention, including eye and skin puffiness. 

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Guys will swipe right

When you work out, your skin looks so much better, which means you look more attractive, ergo you will have the real pick of the litter when it comes to dating! Guys will be dying to bring you flowers and you might just get a few free dinners out of this as well! So take our wise advice: join a gym or fitness center, develop a workout routine that is best for you, and in no time you’ll discover the wonders that it does for your skin…and your dating life! 


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