With images of glamorous men and women adorning magazine covers, commercials and the internet, it’s pretty easy to feel intimidated. Remind yourself that so many of these images have been photo shopped. For those that haven’t, the model’s make a full time career of staying in shape and following strict diets. There’s been a movement in the last decade to dial up the weight of these models that appear anemic. Healthy and fit is the new glamorous fountain of youth. Follow these recommendations from the professionals to create your own fountain of youth.
Get off the couch. Get moving. Commit to thirty minutes a day of solid exercise. This can be in the form of a brisk walk, heavy housecleaning, gardening, dancing or kayaking. It doesn’t matter what it is. The objective is to warm up your muscles, increase your heart rate and let your energy flow. The increase in metabolism experienced for several hours after exercise is the pay off. You’ll have more stamina and flexibility. Couple that with avoiding fast food and sugaring soda and the differences will be remarkable. Within a few short weeks you’ll indeed begin to feel younger.
Ramp up your personal care routine. Splurge on quality lotion for your skin and facial moisturizers. Spend the extra time with your stylist in consultation. Take her recommendations for an updated hair style that complements your features and new, healthy lifestyle. Updating your hair style can shed ten years from your appearance. Consider taking advantage of the awesome savings offered by Groupon coupons and invest in an Invisalign program. A healthy smile with straight teeth will ramp up your self-esteem. This will make a huge difference in how you greet the world. The most powerful items you can wear to compliment your new healthy glow is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence.