Health and beauty start from within! We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to look and feel younger. Spoiler alert: Most of them start in the kitchen.
The best ways to improve your health and glow up naturally are surprisingly simple.
- Eat more fresh produce
- Drink lots of water
- Exercise 20-30 minutes a day
All About Vitamins
If you aren’t getting enough of the right vitamins, chances are good that you’ll have duller skin, more brittle hair and nails, and less youthful energy overall.
Vitamins and minerals are best absorbed when they come naturally from a variety of fresh foods. However, you can supplement your intake with bottled vitamins. Our top picks contain biotin for stronger hair and nails, as well as collagen and omega-3 fatty acids for healthier skin.
If you’re concerned about a serious deficiency because of low energy levels, talk to your doctor about iron supplements or vitamin B12 shots.
Meal Planning 101
But wait, you might be thinking, eating a ton of veggies sounds like hard work. That’s where meal planing comes into play. Preparing healthy, controlled portions of meals that feature fresh ingredients is a lot easier when you do it in bulk.
You can find endless inspiration online to get you started with meal planning. We also advise picking up some reusable glass containers like these instead of single-use plastics.
While you’re at it, invest in a reusable water bottle that you can carry all day long. Take frequent sips–and don’t wait until you feel thirsty, either. By the time you’ve got a dry mouth or chapped lips, you’re already dehydrated.
Best Exercise Routines
In order to get your best body ever, you’re going to have to start exercising. I know, it seems like such a hassle–especially when you could be binge-watching “Love Is Blind” on Netflix instead. But exercise does more than just burn calories.
If you’re just starting out, or if you’ve tried complicated exercise routines in the past that just didn’t work, then focus on two simple types of exercise. The first is low-impact cardio such as walking, swimming, or using an elliptical. A 20-minute walk after dinner is a great place to start.
The other type of exercise you should focus on is strength training. You don’t need to sign up at a Crossfit gym–although that’s not a bad option!–but performing simple bodyweight exercises like push-ups and squats will help build muscle and burn calories even when you’re not working out.