Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Good Health Is Inner Beauty

What's more important than the latest anti-aging beauty product or those fancy Louboutin's? Hopefully your answer is being healthy :) Part of your inner beauty is making sure to take care of your body. I know I've probably said this a few times before, but I feel compelled to post another reminder...

One of the things I've been working on as part of my beauty regimen is to be more consistent with exercise and eating healthy foods. I've made a commitment to work out at least three times a week. I've also been more conscious of the type of foods I eat and reading labels on packaged foods to make sure they don't contain toxins or additives.

I have a few friends who currently have cancer and one friend who just passed away from cancer. Although there are many things that can be attributed to cancer, I'm pretty sure that the combination of eating unhealthy foods and lack of exercise is one of the main reasons so many people have cancer nowadays. High fructose corn syrup, nitrates, sulfates, hormones, and pesticides are essentially poisons that you're putting in your body. Think about the cumulative effects. Why do that to yourself?

Remember that you are what you eat...

My favorite markets to shop for food here in San Diego are Trader Joe's and Sprout's because they have a good selection of organic foods. I don't mind paying a little extra for organic because it's much cheaper than all those medical bills I could have in the future if I don't eat healthy.

Eating healthy is not enough, though. To combat the stress we all face on a daily basis, we have to exercise too. I feel so much better even after a 10 or 15-minute workout. I've been really inspired by watching the Olympics these past couple weeks, so now I want to be extra fit and in shape. I took these pictures after running up and down these hills at a park by my house. I like the healthy glow I get after working out.  Many of us have this mentality that exercise is just for losing weight, but you should look at exercise as a long-term "investment" in your health.

The shirt I'm wearing is the Marika Dry Wik tee that I was sent to try out. I love that it soaks up my perspiration so that I don't have that icky sweaty feeling. Right now you can get 20% off all Marika Tek clothing by using promo code TEK20 (good through end of Sept. 2012) at marika.com.

What are your thoughts about being healthy and how it relates to inner beauty?

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