I love this image, posted on Outdated By Design. According to Avery, it's "[f]rom a 1950s healthy and beauty guide by Joe Bonomo." The words on the above posted image looks blurry on my smartphone. I assume it will be difficult for others to see on their smartphones, so I've rewritten what it says here:
THE BEST TIME TO EXERCISE
IN THE MORNINGA good stretch in the morning to get the kinks out of your muscles is a swell idea.
The best time to exercise is before eating, or an hour after you have a meal.
Brisk exercise followed by a stimulating shower is the right way to begin the day.
Now you are ready for breakfast. You have earned it and how you will enjoy it!
IN THE EVENING
Put aside all the cares of the day when you sit down to dinner at night.
Relax your mind with a good book, and your body in your favorite chair.
Now is the time for evening exercises. Make them short and snappy.
Next a tepid shower to put you in the mood for a long, soothing sleep.
Good night! Sleep well and you will awaken a more beautiful woman.
WHEN TO DO EXERCISES
Whether you choose to do your exercises in the morning or evening, the benefits will be the same. Determine which time of the day best suits your own convenience... and set that hour as your daily beauty-building period. If it is at all possible for your to undertake the ritual routines in both the morning and again in the evening, by all means do so.
EXERCISE BEFORE EATING
It is best to exercise before eating. However, if this is not possible, let at least an hour pass after the meal. This will allow sufficient time before the exercises draw blood away from the stomach and to the muscular tissues being affected by the exercises.
GIVE YOUR ALL TO EXERCISES
Push aside all cares of the day and give yourself completely to the task at hand. Concentrate on each movement and what it is accomplishing.
BE SURE OF GOOD FRESH AIR
Exercise causes you to breathe more heavily than is customary. Be sure that the room in which you exercise is properly ventilated and well aired.
DON'T WEAR HEAVY CLOTHES
Cumbersome clothes will only prove a handicap during these sessions. It is recommended that you do exercises while wearing only a well-fitting brassiere and panties. A plastic or cotton exercise suit is also ideal.
I like that Bonomo equates beauty with exercise. It's true, exercise is part of a beauty regimen; it will truly make us beautiful inside and out. When we exercise, we create and reveal a more well-formed shape that enables us to look great in or out of clothes. Just like with makeup and clothes, exercise can be used to enhance our best physical features and minimize our less favorable ones. However, unlike with makeup and clothes, excercise improves our insides. With exercise, we improve our organ and cellular functions, blood flow, mobility, flexibility, strength, mood, outlook on life, energy and vitatily - everything associated with youth and beauty. Whatever is happening inside of us affects our outward appearance. I think it's motivating to think of an hour of exercise as a "beauty-building period." Who doesn't want to look and feel prettier, more youthful? I think it's more motivating than thinking of weight, waist, and other health numbers... but to each her own. 💋 👠👗💆😍