3 Healthy Habits To Help You Look Younger Without Botox
Do you have those days when you start to feel (or heck, LOOK) your age?
Back spasms (where the heck did THAT come from?!), you can’t sleep, you always feel fatigued, and you are losing your mind….no really, you can’t remember anything anymore – so you are truly losing your mind! Right?!?!
However, you see women get older and look pretty good. How do they do it? By staying fit and taking care of themselves in creative ways that you don’t always see in the magazines. Learn to “embrace your age.” Here are a few suggestions.
Go to the Barre (You Won’t Find Margaritas at This ‘Bar’)
Anything BARRE is an awesome way to stay fit and with it’s popularity increasing you can find barre classes in almost every city. (Bonus – the classes are almost always 100% women…..Nothing against the guys, but I am not a fan of all their grunting and groaning and meat-market vibes they give off when they are working out with/near you at traditional gyms). But if you have to travel too far to use this killer workout that keeps celebs like Taylor Swift lean, then there are several fabulous videos you can buy online. My all-time favorite (and the one that helped me get ready for my first national competition – wearing a bikini on stage – AFTER having children is Exhale Core Fusion Body Sculpt. There are tons of fabulous ones out there, but this one is still my favorite.
Take a Bath – aka “Meditation”
You’re stressed. You have 20 MILLION things to do, places to be, kids’ schedules to organize (and lunches to pack), and you’re starting from a point of fatigue, burnout and “holy crap I forgot about …..” So the LAST thing you actually do have is time. Especially time to do nothing….which is how I always viewed meditation. Now I see meditation as a long, steamy bubble bath with L’Occitane Shea Foaming Cream. OMGosh it’s freaking heaven!
Here’s the deal. You KNOW physical appearance isn’t the whole ball of wax. You can workout and get a rock-hard 20 year old’s body -it may be hard, but if that’s how you want to spend your time, it’s totally doable. But if you don’t keep yourself fit on the inside, the whole fitness thing is moot….and you’ll frown more….which causes wrinkles.
Meditation is all about learning how to give 100 percent of your attention to focus on one thing. All you need to do is learn a meditation technique that will help you breathe in a way that provides tranquility and allows you to benefit by the serene feeling and overall well-being that meditating provides. T he benefits from meditation are crazy good for how you feel. It reduces panic attacks, relieves stress, and increases your general feeling of happiness.
Which all translates to you feeling calmer – so your ‘stressed-out-face’ wrinkles don’t come out to play as often.
Pop a Pill…..Better Known as - Vitamins
Let’s look at a few things that will reduce and prevent those wrinkles without it being “so much work.”
Meditation is part of being fit on the inside, and vitamins are an essential part of that too. While you are taking the very minimal amount of Vitamin A and C that you need for your insides, slather some on the outside of your body, too.
Applying Vitamin A and C topically is like getting a mini face-lift. When you get a face cream, look for retinoids listed in the ingredients, such as Retinol or Renova. Those are the pharmaceutical names for Topical Vitamin A. Look for Topical Vitamin C in a serum.
Which healthy habit are you going to try first?