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8 Ways Exercise Makes You Gorgeous

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2. Greater Self-Confidence
Confident people radiate a certain physical appeal and charisma. A recent British study found that people who began a regular exercise program at their local gym felt better about their self-worth, their physical condition and their overall health compared with their peers who stayed home. The best part was that their self-worth crept up right away — even before they saw a significant change in their bodies.

“You don’t need to improve your fitness level to improve your self-perception of how fit you are,” says Adrian Taylor, PhD, an exercise researcher at the University of Exeter in England and the study’s lead investigator. And from there it’s only a short leap to enjoying healthier self-esteem, he adds. “Our self-worth is directly tied to our energy levels, our feelings of competence and our perceived attractiveness.” And nothing is more gorgeous than the self-assurance that comes from feeling good in your own skin.

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8:39PM PST on Nov 19, 2013

Thanks for sharing the great tips.

4:07AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Exercises keep us up

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12:25AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you.

2:16PM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Good to know,thanks for sharing

1:45AM PST on Dec 16, 2012

Yep, I'm already gorgeus:)... but thank you for the great article!

1:07AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Thank you!

6:46AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

This was great--thank you!

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