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5 Habits To Help You Live A Healthier Life In Spring

If you’re ready for 5 habits to help you live a healthier life in spring, check out this guide from Beautiful You MD in Kailua Kona.

#1. Add More Fruits And Veggies To Your Diet

Do you know that consuming more fruits and vegetables can set the basis for a healthier heart as you age? Research published in Circulation, the American Heart Association journal, cites evidence that eating more fruits and vegetables can significantly lower your chances of having plaque buildup in your arteries.

For a more health-forward diet, is recommended to eat more crunchy fruits and leafy green vegetables, as well as to consume at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables and fruits daily, and to opt for whole-grain breads, pasta, and cereals such as barley and oats, and brown rice instead of white rice. Additionally, try to choose fish, poultry, or beans instead of red or processed meats.

Drinking plenty of water and limiting sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks, and fruit-flavored drinks is also important. Finally, try to avoid refined carbohydrates including pastries, candy, sugar-sweetened breakfast cereals, and other high-sugar foods.

#2. Get More Physical Activity

It is recommended for adults to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day. However, not everyone has to engage in weight training or go for an early morning run, as there are many other ways to stay active and healthy. If you like being around others, you can go for a walk with friends, join a sports team, or learn line-dancing. If you prefer some alone time, consider activities like walking, running, swimming, and gardening. For an energy boost, aerobic exercises such as brisk walking, biking, swimming, or mowing the lawn are great. To relax and reduce stress, yoga or tai chi are the perfect activities.

#3. Don’t Forget Your Stretches

Stretching is not just something that runners and gymnasts do; it is important for everyone. Keeping muscles flexible, strong, and healthy allows us to maintain the range of motion in our joints, and if we don’t stretch, our muscles become tight and weak, leading to joint pain, strains, and even muscle damage. Stretching helps us stay mobile and independent. You don’t need to stretch every muscle in your body all the time; focus on your hamstrings, hip flexors, and calves in your lower body. Additionally, stretching your lower back, shoulders, and neck can help relieve tension.

#4. Look Forward To Your Beauty Rest

If you don’t get enough quality sleep, you’re aware of the consequences: you feel sluggish, you can’t concentrate and your work performance suffers. But the effects are even more serious, as a lack of sleep can have a long-term effect on your physical health. To ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, consider going to bed at the same time every day and keeping your bedroom dark. Stick to a regular sleep schedule, reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol, and minimize your use of electronic devices like your phone and laptop before bedtime.

#5. Pamper Yourself To Feel And Look Your Best

As you prepare to socialize and capture memories with pictures and social media, you’re probably excited to shed your winter layers and put your best face forward. This may be a pleasant surprise, but research has shown that having an optimistic self-perception about aging can potentially extend one’s life.

Beautiful You MD is proud to offer a range of treatments for all your face and body beauty needs, including: 

  • AviClear, the only revolutionary laser treatment approved by the FDA. Beautiful You MD is proud to be the only provider of this technology in the area.

  • Laser facials, which reduce uneven pigmentation, blemishes, wrinkles, and sagging.

  • Botox, a rapid cosmetic treatment that smooths facial lines and restores a younger appearance.

  • Dermal fillers to target fine lines and boost facial volume for a rejuvenated appearance with minimal downtime.

For The Highest Standard Of Care In Beauty, Choose Beautiful You MD

If you’re considering aesthetic services in Kailua Kona and the surrounding neighborhoods, look no further than Beautiful You MD. Dr. Ilena Sanchez-Anderson, MD, has a passion for aesthetics and has received extensive training from world-renowned experts in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Sanchz-Anderson attends multiple conferences around the world to bring the best and most innovative technology to Hawai’i, and has practiced medicine in Hawai’i for over 20 years. For the latest acne treatments, laser facials, microneedling, or expert guidance on Botox and dermal fillers, call Beautiful You MD today at 808-322-2544.


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