Look Good, Feel Better: Here's How Health and Beauty Go Hand In Hand - MissLJBeauty

Look Good, Feel Better: Here's How Health and Beauty Go Hand In Hand

Hi Everyone,

The way we look plays a huge part in the way we feel, which is why health and beauty are so closely linked. The way we look on the outside is often a window as to what’s going on inside- and our physique, skin, hair, eyes and teeth amongst other things can all be improved with good lifestyle choices. If you look after your body then looking great is just an added bonus, here are some of the ways you can go about it.

The foods you eat really are so important to all are/as of your health. Eating the right combination of macro and micronutrients, and getting plenty of vitamins and minerals will allow your body to thrive and work to its best potential. From a health point of view, the right foods can ward off cancers, boost immunity, keep cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check and give you energy. The wrong foods will do the opposite, leaving you feeling sluggish in the long term and susceptible to all kinds of preventable illnesses in the long term. While exercise is important for maintaining a healthy weight, it’s actually diet that plays the biggest role. You need to be eating the right number of calories to maintain a healthy bmi, and at your correct weight not only will you feel great but you’ll look your best too. You’ll look neither too large or too thin, just exactly as you’re meant to. This can be a great boost for your self esteem, especially if you’ve not been the right weight for quite some time. Nutritious foods can also make your skin, hair and nails look healthy and beautiful so you’ll look fantastic as well as feel energised.

While eating the right amount of calories in your diet will make the most impact to weight loss, exercise can certainly help. You can burn around seven hundred calories in an intense hour exercise session which can help burn off any excess. The trouble a lot of people have is that over estimate how many calories they’re burning and underestimate what they’re eating. For this reason, you can exercise regularly and work hard and not actually lose any weight. However one thing working out is great at is toning muscles, sculpting the body and improving cardiovascular fitness. So not only will you be physically stronger and have more endurance but your body will look toned and shapely due to working out. Exercise can strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. It releases endorphins meaning it can lower stress and anxiety, increase feelings of happiness and overall improve mental health as well as physical health. From a beauty perspective, exercise shapes your body so your clothes fit you better and your physique looks its best. It can also improve skin by nourishing skin cells, improving elasticity and transporting away any toxins more quickly. As with the right foods, it also promotes healthy hair growth too.

It’s called ‘beauty sleep’ for a reason. We all know how awful we look after a bad night’s sleep, our faces and eyes look puffy and those dark circles are a telltale sign of not getting enough kip. But it can also cause damage in the long term too. When we sleep, our bodies release powerful hormones that repair the cells of the body. When we’re not spending enough time asleep we miss these benefits, and from a superficial point of view can cause things like premature aging in the skin. However the health benefits are far worse, and research is showing that sleep is even more important than was first released. Missing even a few hours sleep can cause the equivalent of low level brain damage, and over time this can be disastrous. Lack of sleep affects hunger hormones, meaning you’re more likely to overeat and gain weight- being overweight of course comes with its own health issues. It can lower immunity meaning you’re more susceptible to all kinds of illnesses, and can lead to heart issues, heart attacks and stroke amongst other things. Get into a good sleep routine, going to bed and getting up roughly the same time each day can help with this- this means not lying in for too long at weekends or going to bed too late. Switch off gadgets and technology an hour before bed since the lights can affect the hormones needed to wind down and sleep.

Massage and Pampering
There are numerous health benefits which have been scientifically proven relating to massage therapy. As well as being able to ease and unknot stiff muscles giving you a greater range of motion, but it can release endorphins meaning you actually feel better too after having it done. It can help with certain injuries and soft tissue damage, digestion, headaches and much more. Massage can also help you to look better too. Stimulating the tissues helps with circulation, reducing water retention and can even improve the appearance of cellulite. Where toxins are being flushed out by the lymph system more quickly due to boosted circulation you also get the benefit of better skin. As well as feeling great, it’s also good for your health and your appearance too- why not book in at a spa and treat yourself now and again? There are lots of other pampering treatments which are great for skin health and improve appearance as an added bonus. Microdermabrasion, mud bath treatments and much more will rejuvenate appearance as well as hydrating and nourishing skin cells.

Oral Hygiene

Teeth are consistently ranked as one of the most important features when a person is looking for a partner. A nice smile makes you a desirable mate, as well as boosts your confidence. If you’re unhappy with your teeth, dentists really can work wonders these days. From braces to whitening to veneers and implants, no matter what your situation is you will be able to achieve the teeth you want. But oral hygiene is about more than just looks, mouth issues such as gum disease can actually cause problems with the heart amongst other things. Visit your dentist and take their advice on whatever they find, not only will you look more beautiful but you cut your risk of all kinds of other linked health problems too.


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