Today we will talk about healthy habits! Summer is around the corner and we want our skin to be sun ready and our body also of course!
5 tips for a healthier life :
The best thing to do in the morning to start your day is to drink hot lemon water with ginger. I love to put some ginger in it to give it an extra flavor but also for its benefits.
Benefits Lemon water :
Improve the blood circulation
Helps to regulate blood sugar
Relieves muscle and joint pain
Improves brain function
2. DRY BRUSHING
Never heard about dry brushing? Well, I will explain you why you should start right now!
Dry brushing stimulates the blood circulation in your whole body. A better blood circulation is important because it will improve:
- The lymphatic support, our vessels are just underneath our skin, with the dry brushing it will help stimulate the lymph flow and will detoxify itself.
- Exfoliation: The brush will remove all the death cells on our body and will leave the skin smooth and soft
- Anti-Cellulite: Thanks to the better blood circulation, dry brushing will reduce cellulite on the body
Which brush to use?
I bought mine at DI. You can choose, a brush or a glove.
How to do it?
The best way to dry brush is to brush in the direction of the heart. So try to brush upwards when brushing the legs and belly and downwards when brushing the neck and neckline.
3. USE NATURAL BODY & HAIR PRODUCTS
Using natural hair and body care is not only great for your body but also for the environment.
I love the Urtekram hair and body products, because they have a lots of different aromas that are made of natural scents, Coconut – Aloe Vera – Rose – Lemon… But also because they are gentle, which means free of chemicals, preservatives, vegan, not tested on animals and GMO free (Non-genetically modified organisms, the problem of GMOs is the process of inserting genes into a DNA, what can disrupt the function of other genes).
A few years ago it was more difficult to find natural and organic skincare but now more supermarkets have them. Urtekram is available in Carrefour and Weleda also in Delhaize, DI,...
4. LIMITE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE
3 good reasons why you should replace sugar by other natural products or sweeteners:
Your brain will function more sharply
It will decrease the chances to have Alzheimer and dementia – diabetes – certain cancers
Your skin will look better and younger & you will have more energy!!
Replace sugar cravings by fruit – vegetables or replace sugar by natural sweeteners like dates – sugar – coconut sugar – agave syrup – maple syrup.
That doesn’t mean you can’t still have your little sweet treat but take one with natural sugars like mentioned before.
5. SPORT SPORT SPORT
I know for some people it’s more difficult to get started. But believe me, getting these 30min of exercise (walking/running/tennis/hockey) a day will change your life, skin and self-love.
30minutes include the time you take to walk to work or supermarket, the little walk around the park with your dog etc..
The best thing to do is to have an achievable goal and to start slowly!
An important thing to know when doing exercises is to eat AFTER! I will soon tell you in more detail why – STAY TUNED.
I can help you to get motivated! Join us every Tuesday in Brussels for 1 hour sweat session with the girls, a lot of fun guaranteed!
Lots of kisses