Being outdoors always makes a workout more enjoyable. A jog around the park beats laps on an indoor track any day. And there’s no comparing an afternoon on the golf course with an indoor putting green.
By now, everyone would have known the benefits of exercise. In short, it makes you feel better almost immediately. Your endorphins kick in and elevate your mood, therefore making you look better!
Over time, exercising would reduce your risk of diseases, helps control your weight, focuses your mind and keeps your heart strong and healthy.
The most difficult part is getting started and the second most difficult part is sticking to the exercise regime. Bring a friend along and change your activities on a weekly basis to keep the momentum going.
Keep a brewed green tea in a mini spray bottle in the fridge and spray it on your face to cool down overheated skin after an extensive workout. The tea is rich in anti-inflammatory polyphenols, and it will soothe your skin.
Before working out a sweat, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts, remove your make up.
When you want to prolong your post work out glow without make up, spray your face with cold rose water when your get home to tone your skin. Then, apply a 5 minute hydrating mask.
*Neutrogena and Olay are good options.
If you eat less than 90 minutes before you workout, it will undermine the intensity, length and calorie burning potential of your exercise. A full stomach can also make your feel physically uncomfortable when your run, practice pilates or twist into a certain yoga posture.
Just as you can pick up hepatitis when a manicurist uses unsanitary tools, you can get warts and helpmate’s foot from walking barefoot in the gym or yoga class. Invest in your own yoga mat.
Take a whiff of peppermint. Peppermint in the form of gum, tea, oil or scented candle will give you a boost of stamina.
After waxing, don’t use soap on the area for at least 24 hours and avoid wearing tight pants or workout attires that can irritate your skin.
If possible, don’t wear the same pair of sneakers every day. It is a good idea to change your shoes on alternate days. This will give them a chance to dry out so they won’t harbor fungus.
To energise and warm your sore muscles, use a ginger body lotion or grate a small piece of ginger and mix it with a palmful of unscented lotion. Massage into skin.