Brighten your mood with exercise

It can be hard to find the motivation to throw on your workout gear and head to the gym, but what if a bit of exercise could lift your spirits?

Motivational speaker and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein recently revealed to Shape magazine that the secret to happiness lies in a workout. 

"I equate physical activity with happiness not just from the perspective of producing endorphins but also from the perspective of really moving through emotions and getting stagnant energy to move through our body," Bernstein told the magazine.

According to the best-selling author, exercise can be a great way to combat "emotional blocks" in your life. If you're looking for ways to boost your happiness, Bernstein recommended Pilates because of its quick results and focus on "the breath," which many find soothing. The best part is, Pilates is also a proven method of cellulite reduction.

For the ultimate workout that will relax your mind and target dimpled skin, Fitness magazine recommends performing a routine of these four simple moves: the reverse lunge, the Romanian deadlift, the standing calf raise and the side-step with an exercise band. When done three times a week, the magazine stated that you could see  results in four weeks. 

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Source: Avram, MM "Cellulite: A review of physiology and treatment" Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy 2004; 6:181-185 ----

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