Work out, feel pretty

Americans who exercise regularly report feeling better about their appearance

Whether it’s a placebo or not, Americans who exercise regularly feel better than nonexercisers about how they look. According to a recent Gallup survey, 70 percent of respondents who exercised every day of the previous week for at least 30 minutes “always feel good” about their appearance. Conversely, 50 percent of those who exercised only one day of the week reported feeling that good about how they look, while 49 percent of nonexercisers feel good about their appearance.