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Tips for Looking and Feeling Your Best

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Tips for Looking and Feeling Your Best
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Many men and women make New Year's resolutions that they forget about just days after the ball drops. If you have made any resolutions, it's time to start following through. Start the new year of 2020 the right way by taking better care of your health as well as your appearance. If you start early, you can make changes that will stick with you throughout 2020 and beyond.

Face Your Anxiety or Depression

Don't let the daily stresses of life take their toll on your health and appearance. Just living with stress every day can cause headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, racing heartbeats and even chest pains! If you have been feeling depressed as well, you definitely should consider finding help as early in the year as possible. Many resources for depression help are available online. Some can even connect you to some of the best depression treatment centers in the country.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

You have probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but have you been observing this? Put something nutritious in your stomach. Start with a breakfast that is high in healthy protein and lots of fiber. Remember that you have essentially been fasting while you were asleep. Depending on how long you normally sleep, this could be eight hours or more. Break your fast the right way and have truckloads of energy to get you going. Have the coffee later in the day.

Regulate Your Caffeine Intake

While a little caffeine can help you get through the roughest hours of the day, too much will quickly take its toll on your appearance. Many women have noticed that too much coffee tends to worsen their acne. Too much caffeine forces the body to release more stress hormones like cortisol. Too much cortisol sends the oil glands in the skin into overdrive, which can worsen acne breakouts. Remember, also, that caffeine dehydrates the body as well as the skin. Just make sure you don't drink more than three to four cups a day while drinking plenty of water in between.

Get the Red Out of Your Eyes

Redness in the whites of your eyes can make you look tired, confused and much less attractive. It won't hurt to keep this from happening, as long as the redness isn't due to any form of illness. You can try investing in good quality redness-relieving eyedrops. There are many of them to choose from, even if your eyes are very sensitive.

Tighten Those Muscles

One of the best ways to improve your mental and physical health is with regular, strenuous exercise. The way you look and the way you feel are intimately connected. Developing and toning your muscles can improve your posture and physique, and give you more confidence. Regular exercise will improve your circulation, increase your heart rate and burn unwanted fat. It will also release endorphins into your bloodstream that will make you feel great! A combination of aerobic and strength training exercises will improve your appearance dramatically, as long as you keep it up.

The good thing about habits is that there are bad ones and good ones. Look for new, interesting and healthy activities to get into. Habits that can brighten your appearance and increase your confidence are well worth your time.

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