Whether you are a model or you just want to take care of yourself and feel good with your body or you’re simply trying to get back to the good habits after eating a tiny bit too much during the holidays, here’s some smart and easy tips that will help you taking care of your health and your diet every day just by following easy steps. The key is thinking of each of them not as a rule but as a methodical gesture that will help you improving the way your body and your mind feel.
Drinking water is crucial, especially for women. As I wake up I drink a full glass of water with lemon, hot or cold and I carry a bottle of water with me anywhere I go. You should drink a full glass of water (8-10 oz) before each meal or snack. It helps your digestion and it also improves bowel regularity and helps to ‘flush out’ waste products.
Exercise at least 30 mins a day (Jump Rope!)
I’ve recently found out that if you want to get a good cardio work out there’s nothing better than the jump rope because it doesn’t only work your legs, but also your abs, your arms and shoulders. It’s better than running because it’s easier on your back and you can do it at home without needing a gym subscription.
Do not become hungry!
When you’re hungry, or even starving yourself, your metabolism slows down, hindering your weight loss efforts. Also, when you’re hungry, you’re making bad food choices such as sugary and fatty food, as your body is craving ‘quick energy’. To avoid this, have healthy, low-carb, protein-rich snacks between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner.
Use anti-aging skin treatments
Even if you aren’t worrying about wrinkles, you might still want to consider trying out rejuvenating treatments. A key component of an anti-aging facial is deep massage to stimulate collagen production. It might sound weird, but it’s a real gymnastic for the skin. Either you go to a Spa or you do it on your own, you should apply intensive masks and anti-aging serum to face, neck, and décolleté. Do it consistently for actual results!
Increase your daylight awareness
Being a good listener of your body signals is primal to understand what you need and to make better choices. Don’t withhold negative thoughts, they’re like poison to your body. Find the time to write them down on a piece of paper and after you’ve written them, don’t read back, just trash it or, even better, burn it. Other tip would be just to say out loud what bothers you, to a colleague, a friend, your boyfriend or just to yourself so that they’re out of your system.
Original image created by Kevin Dooley.