Gleneagles Country Club
FITNESS NEWS[ X ]
Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
Better Fitness is Key to Achieving your
Best Overall Appearance
By Carol Ordemann (Gleneagles Fitness Instructor)
The popularity of quick-fix cosmetic procedures to improve
our appearance, and fight the signs of aging, has led us to
focus on our appearance above the neck.
Quick procedures and skincare products produce instant
gratification in this highly visible area and it becomes very
easy to overlook the need for longer-term improvements
in our bodies where problems can be disguised easily under
But our fitness level is equally important in our overall
appearance and more importantly to our health and
While we are rewarded with a self-esteem boost when we
achieve a beautiful, youthful face, we should not ignore the
long-term consequences of neglecting the body, which
will become unhealthy if fitness is overlooked. Our bodies
deserve as much time and attention as we devote to putting
our best faces forward.
Getting in shape often requires equally or more time and
effort than a cosmetic procedure or intervention, but the
benefits are enormous and long-lasting. The rewards include
improved confidence, increased energy, taking years off
your appearance and possibly adding years to your life!
Fitness requires some effort and planning, but there are no
disadvantages to working out. There are so many options for
staying in shape – from classes, gym workouts, running, biking,
tennis and even walking – that there is something for everyone
who wants to tone up or slim down. Fitness can be fun!
So take the first step, however small, to start an exercise
program. The path will lead you to a body that is as fabulous as your face.