Glowy. Clear. Bright. Radiant. All things we want our skin to be, but don’t always put in the effort. I’ve certainly fallen victim to the lazy mindset that all my lifestyle sins can be counteracted with fancy skin care products. You can try to achieve good looking skin from the outside alone, but there’s one piece of the puzzle that many people miss.
By now we all know the benefits that regular exercise has on our bodies and minds, but have you heard of the positive impact it can have on skin? What we do on the surface can only do so much, but exercise goes far deeper.
Before I came travelling, I had a pretty good routine when it comes to exercise. I was at the gym for about an hour every week day, just after breakfast, and I was doing really well.
Life is quite unpredictable when travelling, so it makes exercise quite difficult. For someone who was a fairly habitual gym-dweller, not having access to a gym meant that I pretty much just stopped doing intentional exercise.
On most days, I was walking a ton but, now that we’re kind of settled in one place, that’s stopped too.
I know that exercising has a positive effect on my mental and physical health. I shouldn’t have been surprised that I noticed changes in those areas when I stopped exercising.
So, for people wondering if it really makes that much difference if you skip the workout for a few weeks, here’s what happens to you when you stop exercising.
I’ve become very into making lists of gift ideas. I keep one all year round and add to it whenever my friends and family mention something they want. You might have seen my last gift guide which had a load of ideas for the awesome feminist-y types on your to-buy-for list.
I am so excited about this gift guide, and I seriously had to rein myself in because I could’ve gone on forever.
Myself and Pete from Buddy Up Fitness have come up with 28 ideas (plus a few bonus ideas at the end) of what you can buy for the fitness enthusiast in your life.
(Btw….totally fine if that person is you!)