Stay Gorgeous, Stay Healthy, Stay Financially Secure... It's Not Too Much To Have It All!

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We live in an era where we’re constantly bombarded with images of beauty and perfection. We’re conditioned from a young age to believe that beauty and youth are the only things in life worth having. Airbrushed Hollywood starlets smile down at us from atop their hallowed billboard perches and we can’t help but wilt a little under their scrutiny. How can we possibly hope to ever achieve that same level of ageless beauty? Well, the cosmetics industry would have us believe that if we spend enough on the right products that this beauty can be ours. But while beauty products may have their place, our skincare regimen is just one piece of the puzzle. Here we’ll look at how your diet, an active lifestyle and just a little know-how  can keep you looking gorgeous while staying healthy and still avoiding a fortune spent on pricey cosmetics.

You can be beautiful without compromising your health or your bank balance. It’s not too much to ask to have it all!

You can’t buy beauty

Though many believe youth lies within the secret concoctions of anti-aging facial creams and a decent dye job to mask those pesky greys, surely it would more beneficial to just embrace the grey? As our minds and bodies age they become less able to hold their own against the barrage of cosmetic chemicals that are found in products such as hair dyes, hairsprays and skincare products.

Of course this depends on what kinds of products you’re purchasing, as some are more harmful than others. By the time we are aging to the point of grey, we’re aware what works for our bodies and may not. Which means that when your dyed hair begins to snap and break due to damage, you may wish you’d have embraced your silvery locks. So what is the solution to avoiding a cycle of endless hair dying and buying of expensive creams? Embrace the grey and ditch the creams for more natural treatments such as aloe vera and tea tree oils to keep your skin free of wrinkles, clean and healthy. Heck, with just a little knowhow you can even make your own treatments.

Ditch the western diet for a taste of the exotic

If your diet consists largely of meat and other animal proteins such as meat and dairy products you may actually be accelerating the aging process. The western diet has been linked not only to accelerated aging but to a range of serious health issues including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But cutting back on animal products and upping your intake of wholesome veggies needn’t be boring. Many Asian countries for whom meat is a scarcity have been doing it for centuries. Try a different Thai cuisine or a Japanese dish that combines predominantly vegetarian recipes with some fish and limited meat. Not only will you enjoy some much needed variety, you’ll also stay in shape, look great and enjoy robust health. If you eschew take out and restaurants for good old fashioned home cooking, you’ll also save a fortune.

Get off the treadmill and start pulling (and pushing) your weight

Finally, while we all assume that regular cardiovascular exercise is the best way to attain a slim and youthful physique, we shouldn’t neglect the benefits of strength training. Whatever your age or body type, hitting the weights can help to sculpt your body, improve posture and boost your metabolism ensuring that you lose body fat and keep it off.

You don’t even need to join an expensive gym to do this, you can do it from home using your own body weight to test your strength.  
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Happy Thursday friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. This week has been a long one for me. Coffee has been my best friend and have hardly had any time to execute any of my goals with the exception of finishing the boy's clothing shopping for the new school year. I hope you've had a much more successful week than me. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting the blog today. I know that I am eager to change up my western diet to a more eastern friendly one in hopes to lose weight and feel better. 

Until next time. 

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