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How To Stop Your Office Damaging Your Skin

How To Stop Your Office Damaging Your Skin

 

 

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Modern life is hard on your complexion. We care very much about what we look like yet we subject our skin to many damaging situations and to a lot of stress. It can only take so much. Eventually, it will start to look dull and tired. It loses elasticity and texture and dry patches start to appear. You may also notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

When you start to investigate what could be the cause of your skin problems you should start to think about your office! It could be the place where you work that is causing the problem. Luckily, there are also several things that you can do about it. Before you try out a radical procedure read these simple tips.

 

Office life and skin damage

The modern office is a harsh environment for skin. The main culprit in the damage is air conditioning. We all welcome air conditioning on a hot day. Without it, we would find it almost impossible to work in many climates. However, it does come with a price. Offices with air conditioning have very low humidity levels and this is what causes the problem.

When you are in an area of high humidity, the moisture does not leave your skin. However, when you are in an environment where the humidity is low, the water will leave your skin rapidly and your body will struggle to replenish it.

The glare from PC monitors does not help. You could sit in front of one for over 8 hours a day and they can have a drying effect on the skin. If you are not able to get up and get a drink whenever you want, it is easy to become dehydrated. When your hydration levels are low, your skin is the first organ to suffer.

Looking after your skin in the office

You have to go to work and turning off the air conditioning is not an option so you need to find other ways to help your skin cope. The main way to protect your skin is to help it seal in moisture with a natural product. Many women have found that effective hyaluronic acid serum for skin is the best way to do this. It is a natural product that will work in harmony with your body by deeply hydrating and plumping up the skin. Your fine lines and wrinkles will diminish as the product works like a ‘moisture magnet’ to trap the skin’s own natural moisture and guard against the humidity of the office environment.

If you are able to sit back a little from your monitor it will reduce the effects of the heat and light on your skin. Also, take a small bottle of water with you to your desk so that you can sip it whilst you are working. Frequent breaks will do your whole body good.

Try to get out of the office at lunchtime for some fresh air and spritz your skin with water to refresh you before you head back into the office.

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Small Additions To Your Diet With HUGE Impacts

Small Additions To Your Diet With HUGE Impacts

What is the foundation of a human being? Is it their hopes and dreams? Their feelings? Is it who they define themselves to be? Scientists say that it’s mainly water, actually. We’re all over seventy percent of H20, so we’re mostly water – that’s our foundation.

 

You could go one step further though. Food is our foundation. Easily. We say things like ‘breakfast is the most important part of the day’ – so how could it not be? Food sets us up for the day; it is something to look forward to. We can’t function without our diet.

 

However, we don’t all eat healthily. Bad foods are in abundance, and they are cheap. The temptation is always there as well, to eat something bad to feel good. With that being said, what are some effortless things that we can add to our diet to ensure that we’re getting the most from it, without going out of our way?

 

Chia Seeds

 

The Aztecs found an all powerful plant in the Salvia Hispanica, and its seeds (chia). These little pills of power have a large amount of benefits when consumed! The best thing about them is how tiny they are, meaning you can sprinkle them on all sorts of meals – from breakfast to dessert. The chia seed punches above its weight in terms of almost everything. They are rich in fiber; they are full of protein and abundant with omega-3 fatty acids. A few spoonfuls of chia with your meals can seriously help with your nutrition. This food is a real heavyweight despite it’s small size.

 

Water

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Mentioned at the start of the article was the fact that humans are mostly made up of water. If that is the case, why wouldn’t you include water with your food? Why wouldn’t you want to drink as much as possible (and as is safe)? Water is relatively easy to come by, and downing a cup before a meal can help your feelings of fullness last for longer. Water is necessary, and you should be trying to drink around eight cups or 2 litres a day, and more if necessary. If you move around a lot or if it is a hot day, you need to be drinking a lot more water than you usually would.  You need to get hydrated by water. Tea, coffee and fruit juices won’t work – so you need to ensure the majority of your drinking revolves around water, otherwise you will be dehydrated.

 

Sulfur Crystals

 

Organic supplements are all the rage – we want to ensure we are powered by nature and thus we seek an organic option. Sulfur crystals are one of these organic options that can be ingested along with food. It also aids with oxygen’s movement around the body. The benefits of sulfur in the diet are not commonly known, and you can learn more here. Sulfur crystals can help your body fight off all sorts of ailments can keep it strong. Sulfur in the diet can ensure that the body is able to resist illnesses.

 

 

 

Plant-based foods

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No – you can’t go out into the garden and pick some leaves to put on your plate. However, if you can move away from the majority of your meals being based around meats and carbs, you can reap the digestive benefits of fiber. We can get a lot of fiber from plant-based foods. Kale, cabbage, cilantro – all sorts of greenery can be added to our meals to enhance the nutrition that we get from our meals. If we can move meat and other foods to the sideline – we can live a much healthier life. However, if we take a few minutes to add a bit of spinach and kale to our meals, we can boost our fiber intake and add some health to our meals, it takes no time at all.

Healthy fats

 

We’ve been almost indoctrinated into the belief that fat is no good for us. The word alone comes with so much negative thought and connotations. However, fat isn’t bad. It really does depend on the type of fat that you consume. Good fats are the unsaturated fats that don’t outstay their welcome. Bad fats are the saturated fats – the trans fats that stick and glue to our bodies and our arteries. Saturated fats are found in natural products – like coconut oil and vegetable oil as well as meat, so be careful. Unsaturated fats are located in avocados, nuts, seeds and peanut butter. Drop the saturates and bring on the unsaturated fats.

 

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Time To Take Control Of Your Health!

Time To Take Control Of Your Health!

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We all know how important it is to be healthy, and yet a lot of people fail to actually do the kinds of things that are necessary to achieve good health. As with far too many things in modern life, people tend to spend their time waiting around for someone to come and offer a solution for them. They want their dream job without working for it; they want to lose weight without exercising, and they want to be healthy without taking the kinds of steps needed to make that happen. Well, if you really want to be healthier then it’s time to stop making excuses and actually do something about it. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you can start finally taking control of your health!

 

Watch what you eat

 

The first port of call when you’re trying to be healthier should always be your diet. Even people who consider themselves to be relatively healthy tend to ignore their diet all too often. A lot of the time this comes from the fact that far too many people simply don’t cook for themselves anymore, instead choosing frozen meals or takeout. If you’re actually preparing and cooking your own meals from scratch, then you can be sure exactly what it is that’s going into it. That way you can still eat delicious meals without having to worry about what it is that you’re putting into your body.

 

Think past your diet

 

Of course, when it comes to putting things in your body, you shouldn’t just stop at thinking about food. Even if you’re careful about what it is that you’re eating, you can’t always be sure that your body is getting everything that it needs every day. There are many natural supplements available that, while they certainly should never replace any actual medicine, can help to improve your overall health. Check out these AlgaeCal calcium supplement reviews to get a decent idea of the kinds of things that you can take in order to support a healthier lifestyle. Of course, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor before taking anything, even if it is totally natural.

 

Get active!

 

It doesn’t matter how healthy your diet is if you spend every single day hanging out on the couch doing nothing. Being active is one of the most important parts of everyday life, and yet it’s something that many of us sorely neglect. The vast majority of people spend a lot of their time working behind a desk so, when you combine that with the time they spend in front of the TV every night, far too many people spend all day long sitting down. Make sure that you’re taking the time to stay as active as possible. Sure, not everyone is going to be up for running a half marathon every day but even something as simple as getting up and going for a walk on your lunch break, or going round the block a couple of times in the evening can make a huge amount of difference to your overall health.

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7 HERBS THAT CAN HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS

By Guest Blogger, Ida J.

7 HERBS THAT CAN HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS

 

Weight Loss has become a dilemma in this obesity stricken world. Though more and more people are adopting a healthy lifestyle, but people are still missing out on easy and essential ingredients that are not only healthy but also aid in weight loss. Herbs and spices are considered as some elements that only add taste to your food, but you should know that they also help in pacing up the metabolism and help in burning body fat quicker than ever.

So, for your ease, here are seven herbs that help in weight loss. Just make these a part of your diet routine and don’t forget to buy a pair of adjustable dumbbells for some extra body muscles:

CINNAMON:

Cinnamon is famed for balancing blood sugar and helping in putting an end to cravings. Most of the people already sprinkle it in their oatmeal, but in order to burn more fat you can add it on to a lot of other things. You can add cinnamon to your homemade favourite juice or tea. It can also be used to marinade meat alongside other spices.

TURMERIC:

Turmeric is a warming spice, which increases body heat and helps in boosting metabolism. The increased metabolism, helps in burning body fat along with a load of other benefits. For good taste and rapid weight loss, it can be added into roasted vegetables, stews and milk.

GINGER:

Ginger also helps contain blood sugar, aiding in controlling the spiked glucose levels after carb or sugar induced meals. It has fat burning capabilities that are best utilized with stir-fries, ginger tea or fruit salad.

CUMIN:

Cumin is that spice, which when added only one tablespoon to what you are eating can help burn nearly three times more body fat than the other normal herbs and spices. Be it soup, stew, flat bread or any baked goods, just a tablespoon of cumin and say bye to your weight woes.

ACAI BERRY:

As per a lot of studies, dried powder of Acai berry or its juice can enhance the body’s capacity towards weight loss. Apart from great antioxidant capabilities, it prevents the body fat to cluster in one place.

NETTLE LEAF:

Nettle Leaves are highly helpful in adding nutrition and purifies the blood by releasing toxins. It also has antioxidant vitamins like Vitamin C, and Vitamin A that help in supporting the clear metabolism, ensuring that the food is digested properly. These elements all help in burning up a lot of fat.

FENNEL SEEDS:

Fennel seeds are extremely significant if you overeat a lot and want to control your unnecessary hunger pangs. Apart from keeping a check on your hunger, it also helps in losing excessive fats. Other than this, it is an important herb that is used to clean liver of all the unhealthy toxins.

There are many other herbs that can help you a lot in your weight loss. So, what are you waiting for? Make them a part of your food and put an end to extra fat woes.

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Author Bio

Ida Jones is a mother of two little ones. She enjoys home-based workouts and cardio exercises. She loves spending her vacations with her kids in National Parks filled with nature. She believes in clean and healthy eating. She regularly writes about fitness tips and much more at Fitness Grit.

 

Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

If there’s something you want to change about your face or body, you might be considering cosmetic surgery to get what you want. It’s one option to make permanent changes that you’re often not able to make in other ways. However it’s a big and often expensive commitment, so you need to consider some important things before you make your decision.

Your Reasons for Considering Surgery

You should think very carefully about why you’re considering cosmetic surgery. It can help you to feel better about the way you look, but it’s not the answer to all your problems. If you’re hoping it will change your whole life, you could end up disappointed.

The Results You’re Looking For

It’s important to be realistic about the results you can achieve with cosmetic surgery. Thinking about what you expect the outcome to be is essential. You should have a good idea of what you want before you go under the knife and your surgeon needs to understand what you’re looking for.

What Could Go Wrong

Any surgery is a risk, so you need to think about all of the outcomes that could occur. Knowing what could go wrong during or after surgery can be a little frightening, but you need to know if you want to make an informed decision.

The Recovery Period

Giving yourself time to recover is essential after having surgery. So you should think about how much time you can take off work or whether you’ll be able to rest for a while after your procedure.


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Moving In Together: The Post-Modern Dilemma

By Guest Blogger Stefan S.

Moving In Together: The Post-Modern Dilemma

 

Are you at the stage in your relationship where you hear maybe the most exciting or most dreaded words that can be heard in a relationship? Want to move in together? Is that the end of singledom? Or is it exciting for you to move in with the love of your life and start a new chapter in your relationship, together? Well you don’t have to look too far online to find both successful and disastrous versions of the ‘moving in together’ dilemma. Just look at Snapchat celebrities or celebs on Instagram and Twitter. They all chronicle their lives living with their partner, and many times it’s more of a farce than it is a real relationship.

 

For the regular person, who doesn’t have the benefits of celebrity, moving in together can be a huge step that might either scare them, or excite them, since that’s their long term goal. Many women want to move in and live with their serious boyfriends, to secure their place in that man’s life, and to possibly change that living situation into something more permanent, life marriage. On the other side of the battle of the sexes, men usually want to stay single and living the bachelor life as long as possible, so they can enjoy their time with their friends, and date as many women as they like, avoiding commitment and avoid settling down for as long as possible.

 

The Reality

 

But in actuality, the truth is quite different. Nowadays, it’s more women who want to avoid having to move in because they are so busy with their careers and building a life for themselves, that the last thing they want to worry about is having to be bound to another person, let alone a man that expects some babying. The modern woman sees being tied down also as a hindrance to her success and does not want to be obliged to  perform any of the sexist roles that were upheld by previous generations. She doesn’t want to come home and have to cook for someone or clean after another person when she too has spent all day at the office. Going to the gym, seeing friends, and doing the general chores around maintaining a home for a single person is time consuming enough, let alone adding another person into the mix, who might not contribute. That’s why even though Snapchat celebrities make living together look so glamorous, they have teams of maids and staff to take care of the details, the regular person does not.

 

The Necessity

 

Sometimes, moving in together happens only due to necessity. It’s because the modern life for singles in an urban setting is so busy. No one has the opportunity to really spend quality time together anymore. That’s the price we pay for living such an ultra modern lifestyle. Moving in together means you can spend more time together and see if being together will work in the future. Doing all the domestic stuff together instead of just dating and doing the romantic stuff, has changed the nature of dating and relationships. The courting process if basically extinct, and the getting to know each other actually happens in the raw, face to face, living the hum-drum everyday. But that’s the only way people can be together enough to know if they want to be married or involved with each other long term. So, yes moving in together might be scary or exciting as Snapchat celebrities make it out to be, but it’s not as surprising or as controversial as it used to be.

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5 Best Workouts for Fighting Aging

Guest Blogger James H.,

5 Best Workouts for Fighting Aging

Few people have problem with growing old; many have problem with looking old. Aging is a natural phenomenon but not everybody is okay with aged looking. Luckily, looking aged is not mandatory. You can grow old but still look and feel young. The mantra of this joyful feeling is to remain fit and have peace of mind. There are many exercises and activities that an individual can adopt to fight aging. In this article, we are listing 5 workouts that can help.

Yoga

Yoga is known to help you stay healthy and cure lots of diseases too. This is an ancient practice and can be adopted at any age. In the modern era, yoga is recommended to almost everybody because of lifestyle choices and changes that make life stressful in general—stress is the major cause of aging. Yoga is known to reduce stress and anxiety and bring a sense of peace, while aligning the body in the optimal shape. There are few postures in yoga which help in removing aging from particular body parts. You can adopt a 15-minute/30-minute or more yoga practice on daily basis depending upon the schedule and time availability.

Squats

Squats are related to large muscles of your body and help tremendously in anti-aging. Squats help in burning calories and keep the legs strong. Squatting is important for our daily chores too—apart from keeping you fit, this workout helps in anti-aging process too. However, it is important to do it right way and not induce any adverse effects.

Walking

Walking is an age-old practice to keep oneself fit and strong, and at the same time keeping young. There is no exertion involved in walking and it can be done without any problem—suitable to all age-levels and situations. It helps in improving the metabolism and improves blood regulation.

Cardio

Cardio is one exercise which is recommended by many specialists. It may involve running using treadmills (if you can’t hit outdoors), swimming, dancing and cycling etc. It helps in burning calories, improving heart rate and blood regulation, and assist in keeping you young. You can choose to adopt any of the cardio exercise or club them and use them to keep yourself fit and young.

Weight lifting

Weight lifting is another workout that can help burn calories and reduce aging effect on the body. Depending upon your physical ability and condition, you can adopt a regular weight-lifting exercise in your daily routine. Joining a gym is a good option because you can get the expert guidance from a specialist there.

Conclusion

Anti-aging is not a rare phenomenon—it can be achieved with proper diet and exercises and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A lot of people adopt combination of workouts to keep themselves fit and young. Many of them adopt a particular system of exercises like yoga or tai chi depending on their choice and follow it diligently to achieve the desired results. There are various recommendations provided by various government and non-government bodies for particular exercises corresponding to particular age-group. It is always better to consult with specialists and adopt the most suitable workout to avoid aging.

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Seek the Standard of Health You Deserve

Seek the Standard of Health You Deserve

Everybody deserves to be able to live their life day in, day out without having to be troubled by their health — and that includes you. You shouldn’t have to put up with niggling health issues holding you back. You shouldn’t stand for issues regarding your health stopping you do the things in life that you enjoy. It’s time you stood up against them. Below you can find some of the most general health issues that try to hold us, as humans, back, as well as some advice on how to combat them.

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The medical advances of today mean that all health issues can be combatted; whether it means treating them fully or making them healthily manageable. So, there is no excuse for you to not put the treatment of your niggling health issues into the hands of a health-giving professional. And there is no excuse to not seek treatment for these issues, no matter how innocuous, risk free or ‘common’ you may deem them. One such issue that could be construed in this manner is IBS, as well as other stomach related plights. Stomach cramps, bloating and constipation are all too common plights that us humans have to face, and they are a nuisance. However, if you suffer from these plights then you should know that you don’t have to suffer with them any longer. You can combat them by seeking relief. You just have to be astute enough to admit you have a problem, and you have to get past any feelings of embarrassment that you may feel in having them treated.

 

 

But it’s not just the health related issues that cause you to feel uncomfortable or feelings of physical pain that you should combat. No, you should also combat those that stop you from living the standard of life you deserve. Generally, these will be health instances that relate to your senses. These will be instances such as hay-fever, poor eyesight and even poor hearing. These instances of bad health may not cause you to feel pain, but they can cause you to miss out on living a life you deem to be ‘normal’. So, despite how innocuous you may deem them because they don’t cause you pain, and no matter what anybody may say, you get them sorted. You can get the latter, the plight that is poor hearing, sorted by attaining affordable hearing aids. Why should you have to settle for having the volume on your TV loud? Why should you have to settle for having to constantly ask people to repeat themselves? The answer is, you shouldn’t. So, take action today against your health plights, regardless of if they cause you physical pain, or not.

 

 

Nothing should stand in the way of you staying healthy. Nothing should stand in the way of you attaining the standard of both health and life that you deserve. But nobody else is going to fight your health battles for you. No, it’s down to you fight them and it’s down to you to not stand for them any longer.

 

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How To Baby Proof Your Home

How To Baby Proof Your Home

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So you’ve got a baby on the way? – Congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life right now, and you should enjoy every single step of the way.

One thing that will need to be done though is baby proofing your home. Babies are tiny, and everything will feel like a possible danger towards your baby, and this will scare you to death. But you shouldn’t worry, there are simple things that you can do to ensure the safety of your little one – allowing you to relax a whole lot when he or she finally arrives.

Here’s how.

 

 

Safety precautions

First, you should think about how safe your house is in general. It starts with the safety precautions like making sure you have smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector – people forget about this, but it’s so important as this is a silent killer. Unless you have a carbon-monoxide detector, you will never know. These should be on each floor of your home.

 

You should have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, the water heater shouldn’t be any higher than 120 degrees, and you will want to cover all the electrical outlets with plastic caps.

 

Pick up what you can, and then vacuum away what you can’t. Babies will grab everything, and the first place it’s going to go is in their mouth, so you’re going to want to look at the best vacuum cleaners to suck up anything nasty.

 

Also, if you different levels to your house, install safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs so your baby can’t get up or down.

 

 

The kitchen

This is probably one of the most important areas in the house because there are tons of hot things in there, and you can easily get distracted while cooking – even if you turn your back for just a moment.

 

Look at what’s inside your low cabinets and drawers. Most people tend to keep their cleaning products at the bottom, so if that’s the case, you’ll want to move everything to somewhere out of reach. Remove anything that’s sharp, and also any plastic bags as these can be a suffocation hazard.

 

Remember that once your baby can climb, they will be able to be in reach of the top cabinets and even the work surfaces, so you may want to invest in some stove-knob covers which will prevent your child from turning on any burners.

 

If you keep your pills and vitamins in the kitchen, make sure they are impossible for your little one to get a hold of. If your child does see them, they will most likely give them a try – they look like candy! Why wouldn’t they put them in their mouth?

 

Even the innocent things like magnets on your fridge from your holiday last year, may seem like a lovely souvenir, but unfortunately are the perfect thing for your baby to choke on. So put them somewhere safe and out of reach.

 

 

The living room

Cushioned corners will become your new best friend. You can put there on all the corners and edges that are exposed. This means any tables, shelves, and hearths. If your baby does topple over, they won’t be met with a hard pointy edge; instead, it’ll be a squidgy landing.

 

Don’t leave the risk of things from falling over; this means any bookcases or cabinets you have, mount them to the wall and secure the tv to whatever it’s sitting on.

 

You should also move anything away from your windows that your child could climb up – especially if you keep your windows open in the summertime. And if you have any blinds or curtains with cords – get rid of them. Your baby can get caught in the string and get it around their neck.

 

In general, anything you don’t want your baby touching or playing with should just be moved and put somewhere safe.

 

 

The bathroom

Don’t ever leave your child alone in the bathroom. It’s a simple as that, and even more importantly – if you have a bathtub, never ever turn your back on them – even if it’s just for a second. Babies can drown in just a couple inches of water, so always be on the ball. If the phone rings or the door knocks, bring your baby with you.

 

Move any cleaning products and put them somewhere else, as well as any electrical appliances like your hair dryer. And don’t leave any razors lying around the sink!

 

 

The baby’s room

It’s likely that you have already sorted out the baby’s room first, but if you haven’t, there are some areas that you should focus on.

 

If you’ve bought a brand new crib, then it should be absolutely fine, but if you’ve been given a second-hand crib, it’s wise to check it out properly to make sure it is up to standard.

That means making sure it’s stable, and nothing wobbles, and if there are bars on the crib, nothing can be pulled off.

 

When your child is under the age of 6 months, don’t put any cuddling toys, pillows and loose blankets in the crib. This is because they are still so vulnerable; they can easily suffocate on things like this if they cover their face as they sleep. So keep these for when they’re toddlers instead.

 

Make sure you have thick, soft carpet or rugs on the floor to cushion any falls your little one will have, and make sure there are no sharp edges or corners, (like you did for the living room.)

 

 

As long as you have some common sense, you shouldn’t worry about anything. There’s a lot to think about when you’re a new parent; it’s very daunting, and you are bound to feel pressure to do everything perfectly, but we all make mistakes. If your baby has a fall, don’t beat yourself up about it – as much as you’d like to wrap them up in bubble wrap – that’s just not realistic.

You are going to be an amazing Mom, don’t worry.

 

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6 Ways of Getting Your Body Ready for Summer

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

6 Ways of Getting Your Body Ready for Summer

 

Summer is almost here and it is time to get our bodies ready for it. Long days at the beach are slowly closing in and you want to be sure you are ready to rock your new bathing suit and enjoy the summer. If you think you’ve put on a little weight or you just want to tone up your muscles, here are some of the changes that need to be incorporated.

Stay hydrated

Water is essential throughout the whole year, but during the summer you have to pay attention to it even more. Summer can be harsh on our bodies since strong sun dries out our skin and we lose plenty of water by sweating. That’s why you need to start drinking plenty of water right now. Additionally, if you are working out for the summer, the lack of water will make your workout sessions less effective because hydration is essential for performance and fat-burning.

Cut back on processed food

Bread, pasta, bagels, crackers and cookies are all filled with bad processed carbohydrates that will do you no good. They certainly are tasty, but such foods are filled with sodium and preservatives that will hold water in your body and cause bloating. So, if you are craving some food and you are at the store, check the ingredients listed on the package. If you cannot read or pronounce the ingredients, don’t eat it. Instead, opt for small servings of fresh fruit and veggies that will actually help you get ready for summer.

Increase the intake of natural diuretics

In order to lose a few pounds and get rid of all the toxins in your body, you should rely on natural diuretics. Such foods will make it easier for your body to get rid of excess fluids. These include cucumbers, lemons, green tea, asparagus and any other foods that have a higher concentration of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and caffeine. Plus, such foods are rich in antioxidants that will protect your skin from the negative effects of the sun.

Exercise more

If you want a bikini body, then you must not skip exercising. Get your gym wear ready and commit to an intensive full-body strength workout at least three times a week. Such a workout will burn the calories, boost your metabolism and help you develop muscles. Also, make your belly and bottom top priorities. Glutes (bottom muscles) are some of the biggest muscles in your body and they will require more energy and effort, which will result in more burnt calories. As far as your belly is concerned, it is one of the essential elements of looking good, so commit to some core exercises three times a week.

Reduce alcohol

Every type of alcohol contains plenty of bad calories that will only pile up. So, if you’re used to drinking every once in a while, try cutting back. You will reduce the calorie intake and you will feel better overall. Plus, you will manage to preserve a healthy metabolism and it will be much easier to exercise and get better results with a limited alcohol intake.

Try fake tanning

Lastly, you can try out fake tanning and be completely ready for summer. You don’t want to show up on the beach pale and almost see-through and lack of tan might get you some serious sunburns. So, try out different tanning options before you go out and enjoy the sun.

Don’t wait the last minute to start working on your summer body. Commit to exercising and watch your diet and you will be ready in no time.

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