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By Eileen O'Shanassy



Men and women alike often strive to improve and perfect their outward appearance. From a clear face to a slimmer body, it seems beauty is something everyone strives for to some extent. While a boost in confidence is a given, there are plenty of other benefits to looking better, including various types of health benefits. Here are just a few health benefits that come along with improving your appearance and exterior health.

Mental Health

Our mental health is a crucial aspect in all other areas of our health. Poor mental health leads to a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits. It can also lead to more serious mental conditions, such as depression and anxiety. By improving out outward appearance, our confidence increases and we become happier. This leads to an improvement in all areas of our physical health.

Physical Health

When we look good, we feel good. This can prompt people to get out and get busy. When we start noticing our body changing, we want more of it, we want to perfect it. This can lead to individuals getting gym memberships, heading out for a daily run, and dressing up to show off new body or hair. By striving to maintain our physical appearance, we become more physically active and healthy. Physical exercise is recommended for both weight control and aerobic health as well as mental health and more energy.

Nutritional Health

Whether it is linked to a desire to continue looking great, or a boost in mental health, we tend to eat better when we look better or want to look better. When we know that reaching for the extra doughnut could lead to an increase in pounds, we are more likely to set it down and choose a healthier option. This causes us to look good, but it also nourishes our body with the proper calories we need.

Health Conditions

physical imperfections can also be hazardous to our health. Excess belly fat or obesity can lead to heart problems and varicose veins. There are treatments available to help cure or diminish the appearance of varicose veins, and while it may boost your appearance, it also helps keep you healthy. According to Intermountain Vein Center, varicose veins can lead to excess pressure in the veins and swollen, throbbing legs. Other exterior changes like cleaning and clearing pores and spots on the face and neck can help improve dangerous skin conditions and keep our whole body healthier.

There are few "bad" reasons to improve your outward appearance. Whether you do it for the confidence boost, or for the increase in health benefits, you can't go wrong. It should be commended that you are striving to achieve a healthy lifestyle and beautiful appearance. Keep these tips in mind if you are ready to take control of your life and improve your outward appearance.




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