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7 Steps Toward Looking and Feeling Better Than Ever
Are you looking to make some changes? Are you ready to look and feel better — ready to significantly boost your health so that you can get the most out of life? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The good news is that you can improve your appearance and overall well-being. And whether you want to stick close to home or venture out into the world, you can start today.
From building a solid fitness routine to moisturizing your skin to adopting a new attitude, the American Society for Investigative Pathology shares seven practical steps you can take to get there.
Work it out
Few things can give you a boost quite as regular exercise. Find a physical activity that you enjoy, and then build a fitness routine around it. Swimming, running, and weightlifting are among the most effective types of workouts you can do. And if you incorporate supplements into your routine, you can enhance your workouts even more.
Another thing to consider is the equipment you use during workouts. The right gloves, for instance, can significantly improve grip, which in turn can help you get the most from your workouts. Moreover, gloves can even reduce over-gripping, which is especially helpful for people who deal with high blood pressure.
Keep up with oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is a must. Brush your teeth every morning and night, floss once a day, and visit your dentist for regular checkups, or you could be at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Did you know that overbite may cause tooth decay and gum disease? While minor overbite is mostly a cosmetic issue and doesn’t typically cause health problems, more severe cases will need to be corrected. There are a few different treatment options available including braces, at-home or in-office aligners, or (in the worst-case scenario) correction surgery. Visit your orthodontist to learn about which treatment plan is most appropriate.
Our bodies are made mostly of water. Therefore, it makes sense to drink plenty of water, right? The problem is a lot of people don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. If you think water is boring compared to that soda or fruit juice, cut out all sugary drinks for a short time. You might be surprised by how quickly your taste buds change and how much better you feel.
Take care of your skin
Your skin also makes a big difference in how good you look and feel. Be intentional about skin care each day so that you can achieve that radiant glow of your youth. Limit your exposure to harmful sun rays, and wear sunscreen and hats when you’re out in the sun. Use a cleanser and moisturizer every morning and night, and exfoliate twice a week. Furthermore, look into supplements that are rich in vitamins A, C, and E.
Go to checkups
If you want to know the best ways to improve how you look and feel, ask a doctor. By going to regular checkups, your physician can examine you from head to toe and help you stay in front of any potential health issues. They can then recommend any lifestyle changes that could boost your health and well-being.
Sleep is a key element of any healthy life. Yet, so many people neglect it in their lives. No matter how busy you are, carve out enough time in your schedule to get adequate sleep (the CDC recommends seven to nine hours a night for adults). You’ll be better able to fight off illnesses, be more productive, and get back that youthful glow!
Stick to a good diet
You knew it was coming: eat a healthy diet. Nutrition is as fundamental as it gets in regards to how you look and feel. Ditch the foods that are heavily processed, salty, or sugary, and go with lean proteins and whole foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.
What better time than now to make meaningful changes in your life? And taking steps to improve how you look and feel is a great place to start. Along with implementing the tips listed here, keep researching how you can keep becoming the best version of yourself. You won’t regret it.
By Kim Thomas