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3 Foods to Help You Get Rid of Belly Fat

health tipsWith summer just around the corner, you can no longer hide under thick layers the way that you used to in the winter. And with swimsuit season almost in full swing, you might start to feel a bit overwhelmed by having to get in a bikini in front of your friends and neighbors at the local pool. However, by adding these three foods to your diet and exercise routine you can help to cut down on belly fat and get a slimmer looking appearance in no time.

  1. Yogurt

Yogurt is filled with good bacteria that helps to regulate your digestive system. If you’re having an off-day and are feeling a bit bloated or constipated, try having a yogurt to help even out your digestive system. And by incorporating yogurt into your everyday diet, you can also help to cut down on extra belly fat caused by constipation and bloating— everybody’s worst nightmare in a swimsuit. Just make sure that you are eating a yogurt that’s low in sugar and high in protein— like Greek yogurt.

  1. Green Tea

If you love drinking highly caffeinated beverages like soda and coffee, you are probably contributing to your stomach looking and feeling bloated. Caffeine can make your stomach swell and can cause you to look a few pounds heavier around the middle. However, as a healthy alternative to soda and coffee, try drinking green tea instead. Filled with natural herbs, green tea has been proven to help individuals lose weight— especially around the middle— a little more quickly.

  1. Berries

Did you know that berries are filled with a massive amount of fiber? And what does fiber do? Fiber helps aid your digestive system in ridding your body of toxins and bacteria that could lead to digestive and stomach issues. Try adding a handful of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries into your diet every day and you will see the difference.

Getting rid of belly fat isn’t just about doing hundreds of sit-ups a day. In fact, by incorporating the above three things into your diet, you can help aid your body in losing belly fat sooner.

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How to Ensure You’re Drinking Enough Water

skin careYour best friend, spouse, and even your personal trainer can yell at you to drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water everyday, but unless you’re committed to staying hydrated, you will probably sip on diet soda instead. As the most healthy and accessible thing for all parts of your body— weight loss, your immune system, headaches, etc— water is pretty much a miracle worker. However, if you aren’t getting enough water everyday, then it really can’t start working miracles on your body. By following these two tips, however, you can stay more hydrated and start reaping the benefits.

  1. Get a Reusable Water Bottle

Instead of carrying around that can of diet soda or cup of coffee to early morning meetings, try carrying around a reusable water bottle instead. By always having a bottle of water at your side, you can instantly grab for it the moment thirst strikes and stay hydrated throughout the day. When picking a water bottle, pick one that you will actually use. If the taste of plastic tends to bug you, then opt for a metal or glass water bottle. Whatever bottle you decide to use, just make sure it is one that you can use day after day.

  1. Drink First Thing in the Morning

Yes, it would be nice to have a glass of wine the first thing in the morning but opt for a glass of water instead, Because you aren’t drinking any water during the entire amount of time you’re sleeping (hopefully at least 8 hours), your body can easily become dehydrated first thing in the morning. Get into a routine of drinking a big glass of water either as soon as you get out of bed or with your breakfast. Plus, by starting early, you can help kick-start your daily plan to drink more water throughout the rest of your day.

Get everyone off of your back and get your body feeling the best you knew possible by drinking more water every day. By getting a reusable water bottle that you love and by starting to drink water first thing in the morning, you can help to keep your body hydrated all day long.

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Staying Hydrated

The Perks of Staying Hydrated

Healthy habits will last you a lifetime. From eating food enriched in nutrients to working out multiple times a week, creating healthy habits is something you won’t ever regret. As an often overlooked healthy habit, staying hydrated by drinking water throughout the day has many added health benefits that can help transform how you both look and feel. Read on to learn more about some of the health benefits of staying hydrated.

Staying HydratedSlimmer Stomach
Drinking water is a great way to curb hunger and speed up your metabolism— both of which help contribute to a slimmer looking you. Drinking a consistent amount of water each and every day can also cut down on stomach bloating which can give you the appearance of having gained an extra few pounds.

Healthier Skin
If you are eating foods that are high in saturated fats and are then washing them down with soda or coffee, you are doing your skin a big disservice. The things we put into our bodies will exhibit themselves on the outside of our bodies as well. By drinking water, you can help to keep your skin feeling tight, hydrated, and healthy looking.

More Energy
We’ve all seen movies where a character is dehydrated, wandering around the dessert or a deserted island seeking water. Not only is the person left feeling weak but they can barely even walk by themselves. Staying hydrated will give you the energy you need to get through everyday activities like work, exercise, and play.

How Much Water Should You Drink?
As a basic rule of thumb, every adult individual should be drinking at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water each and every day. However, because people’s weight and height vary, so can the recommended water consumption. If you’re worried about whether or not you’re getting enough water for your weight and height, contact your doctor.

There are numerous benefits that accompany drinking water and staying hydrated each and every day. To learn more about how you can live a healthier lifestyle, contact our office today!

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The Best Skin Care Routine for Men

Men Skin CareWhen we typically think of skin care, we typically think of women buying overpriced creams that claim to work wonders that will likely never happen. And the last thing we think of is a big burly man shopping for face wash and creams. However, as one of the most important ways to take care of your body and your skin, having a strict skin care routine will not only help your skin stay smooth but it will help it stay younger looking as well. Here are three things that every man should incorporate into their skin care routine.

Shave Cream

Leave that gross bar of soap behind and opt to shave with a rich, lathering shave cream. Shave cream is designed to moisturize, hydrate, and protect the skin during the shaving process— helping to eliminate things like razor burn and bumps. If you have sensitive skin, look for a shave cream that has ingredients like shea butter or aloe in it, these will help to calm your skin.

Face Wash

That same bar of soap that you used to use to shave your face with and the one you currently use to wash your body with, should not be used on your face. Bar soaps tend to strip your skin of natural oils that are designed to keep your skin hydrated and breakout free. When caring for your face, make sure you pick up a designated face wash to help you rid your skin of impurities that built up either throughout the day or during the night.

Face Lotion

Face lotion doesn’t have to smell like roses or come in a jar that looks like it came out of a Victorian home, in face face lotion can be purchased at a drugstore for a fairly decent price. After you shave and wash your face, simply apply a small amount of face lotion across your face in order to lock in moisture and prevent your skin from cracking or drying out.

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Skin Care for Cooler Months

pink-scarfWith fall in the air and harsh winter storms just around the corner, it can be hard to not think of anything other than sipping hot chocolate right by the fire. And although, you might be spending many of your cold fall and winter nights doing just that, it can be hard not to remember the harsh realities of cooler months too. Not only can the lack of sunshine and chilly temperatures get you feeling down, but they can also have adverse effects on your skin. Get your skin regimen ready now so that when the first storm strikes, you will be prepared.

 

Think Moisture

As the most drying season of the year, winter tends to cause your skin to crack and dry out in just seconds. Plus, if you participate in any winter sports or spend a massive amount of time in the winter wind, then you have a whole other problem on your hands. In order to keep your skin feeling soft and to prevent flaking, try to moisturize your skin as frequently as possible. For starters, put away your face lotions and replace them with face creams. Creams tend to hold more moisture and allow your skin to retain that same moisture as well.

 

Eye Cream

As one of the areas of your skin that receives some of the most damage, it’s just as important to take care of your eyes during the winter. Buy a hydrating eye cream that you can use both morning and night. Apply a little bit of cream both under your eyes and even on top of your eyelids in order to prevent any drying or cracking to occur.

 

Lip Balm

You might not consider your lips to be part of your skin, but they are. And nothing is worse than having dry, chapped lips during winter. In order to help protect your lips from the cold weather and to ensure that they stay moisturized all season long, try using a hydrating lip balm that has an SPF in it as well.

 

Winter is full of fun things to do including building snowmen, trudging around town in snow boots, and the holiday season. However, it can have damaging effects on your skin. Try these three tips this season and help stay hydrated for months to come.

 

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