Health and beauty conscious consumers everywhere have long been aware that health has a huge impact on beauty. To bring out the most beautiful version of oneself, keeping yourself in tip-top condition is the easiest way to maximize all efforts at keeping yourself youthful and beautiful. With the ever-growing demand in the market to improve both health and aesthetics – the corresponding products and how-to information are plentiful. However, health and beauty are not just about purchasing the newest products and signing up for programmes (though it does help) – there are many things you can do on your own to lay the foundation.
Keep your body fit
With health naturally comes exercise. In the busy nation of Singapore, setting aside time to exercise regularly can be a challenge. However, being fit does not mean that you have to be an athlete; keeping fit can mean doing something you love! From walks at the beach to a friendly sport such as badminton or even shopping! The idea is to get active, sit down less – climb stairs instead of the escalator! There are many tips and guides to keeping fit available, or simply consult a certified fitness instructor or physician. Increase your strength, get moving and your body will thank you for it by being at its best.
Proper diet and nutrients
Research has long proven not only the connection between your diet and health, but between your diet and how you look. The word diet has many connotations attached to it – the worst of all being starving oneself. For improving or maintaining good health, a fasting diet can be detrimental. What’s recommended by doctors and physicians everywhere is have a proper balance of essential nutrients and types of food (meat, fish, vegetables etc.). You don’t have to completely eliminate all unhealthy food in your diet, but rather simply select healthier options and alternatives (meals and snacks both). The cornerstone of a healthy diet pattern should be to replace processed food with real food whenever possible – that’s right, eat home cooked meals with your family!
Nothing in excess
Speaking of unhealthy food of your diet, even food that is beneficial to your health often become detrimental if taken in excess. Of course, this doesn’t apply only to food, but almost everything. Exercising and even health & beauty products and supplements will harm you if not taken in moderation. But not just the amount, but also WHEN is extremely essential. Eat, exercise and work on your beauty and health at proper times – maintain a proper schedule for when you do things and how much to do/ intake.
Make sure you are well rested before facing the world! Sleep is another thing you need to have not only the right amount of, but at the proper timings to be healthy and gorgeous (Get rid of terrible black circles to begin with). A good sleep can keep you energised and focused through the day, but also improve your complexion and make you look younger! Many have heard about the fact you need 7-8 hours of rest, and that you should attempt to sleep between 8pm to 12am. Of course, that might not always be possible – but some tips to get a good sleep are:-
- Set a regular schedule
- No heavy meals or caffeine before bed
- A hot cup of water or milk before bed
It is said that the early bird catches the worm and every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after midnight.
Yes, keep yourself well hydrated, especially in Singapore’s hot weather! It’s no surprise that your hydration level has a direct and huge impact on both your beauty and your health. Many beauty products have a focus on hydrating your skin and more; while this might be slightly different from your daily intake of water, the concept is the same. Water is essential to your body’s functions and is also able to flush out toxins, regulate its temperature, hydrate your skin and give you that healthy glow. There is some dispute to exactly how much water your body needs per day, but a general consensus puts it between 8 to 13 cups daily for both sexes.
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