To preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the face and body you have to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It incorporates many things, such as eating healthy foods, avoiding excessive fats, sugar, and alcohol, non smoking, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, spiritual wholeness, mental alertness and emotional balance. We all need to learn what makes us feel good and what is good for us. Making healthy choices can lead to an overall feeling of wellness and happiness.
There are over 40 nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. Since no single food can provide all these nutrients, it is important to eat a variety of foods to make sure that your body gets enough of all of them.
If you decided to stick to a healthy lifestyle start with cleaning out your kitchen cupboards and refrigerators. Remove foods that are not part of your new lifestyle and replace them with healthier options. Avoid eating in between meals. If you snack, choose healthier, low-calorie, high-fiber meals, like raw vegetables or cereals. Eat slowly and chew your food well. Avoid fast food. Get into habit of planning and cooking healthy meals with friends.
If you are trying to lose weight, take a walk when you are hungry, so that the energy used by your digestive system will be transferred to your muscles and your hunger will fade. Drink a glass of water or other sugar free beverage. Chew sugar-free gum or suck on sugar-free mints. Learn to understand when boredom or anxiety rather than genuine hunger stimulates your hunger. Don't buy diet pills or appetite suppressants before you have consulted your doctor.
Exercise regularly. How much workout you need depends on numerous factors, such as age, weight, health condition, and lifestyle. But an average adult person should exercise for at least 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week. Exercise includes activities such as walking, jogging, rollerblading, playing tennis, riding a bike etc. Even walking up a flight of stairs or walking several blocks instead of driving is exercise.
It's always a good idea to see your doctor before starting or changing an exercise routine. Take it easy at the beginning and work toward building your physical activity level over a period of two weeks.
There are 3 major groups of exercise:
- Flexibility exercise like ballet and yoga stretches and tones muscles; helps promote balance and improves your posture.
- Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise like jogging and walking stimulates the heart and lungs, and enhances endurance so that each time you can work out longer.
- Strengthening like weight lifting exercise increases overall muscle strength.
Outdoor physical activity is an excellent way to train your body and receive a portion of oxygen, however don't get too much exposure to direct sunlight, as it can be dangerous for your skin. If you want to have a toned and tanned body, use self-tanning, such as California beauty tanning system, which is less harmful than direct ultra-violet rays.
Another factor of the healthy lifestyle that should be neglected is good night sleep. Try to allocate at least 7-8 hours for sleep daily, rather than going to bed late and hoping that you will catch up on sleep during the weekend. Make sure your bedroom has enough fresh air and is not too hot. Invest in a good comfortable mattress, such as Simmons Beauty Rest and it will pay off by your increased energy and better complexion.