Health and Beauty Treatments That Might Save Your Life
OK, so maybe not immediately, but develop these health and beauty habits and they will add years to your life
Life saving health and beauty routine: exerciseWhether you're a workout fanatic or cardiovascular-ly challenged, remember that the payoff is sweet: "Weight maintenance, lean muscle tissue, better mental clarity and happiness, a regular metabolic rate, less yoyo-ing with weight, and much more, the list is endless!" says Borden. Cardio exercises and rebounding (jumping or bouncing) help the lymphatic system, keeping you physically and mentally young -- allowing you to stay active and do things you enjoy longer, she says.
How often should you workout? "Three to four days a week for 60 minutes is ideal," says Borden. "That can be a mixture of cardiovascular and strength training." She suggests things like weight training, rebounding, full body circuit strength and conditioning training, but above all -- doing any physical activity that you love (for her its Jiu Jitsu, but for you maybe it's tango or tennis.) Plus, a healthy diet should accompany your workout. "Healthy fat is your friend," adds Borden. (She loves Udo's oil, and recommends two tablespoons per 50 pounds of body weight per day.) "It helps with lean muscle tissue, digestion, skin problems, sun sensitivity and better mental health. Also, I can't stress it enough -- drink water, water and more water. Start with your body weight in ounces of water per day, especially if you have not been a big water drinker," she says.
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