[By Sonia L]
You might think a half hour is minimal or meaningless but the truth is that these short time blocks contribute a world of difference as they eventually add up. In the fast paced society that we live in today, we have come to be comfortable with or quick to demand instant solutions to turn our lives around; only there’s no way to turn back the clock. Time that wasn’t spent wisely would mean time spent trying to catch up. RSB shares the top 5 things you should invest time in so you can achieve and maintain your desired skin, body and state of mind.
What’s more important than money? Time? Millennials recognize this and even coined #YOLO (you only live once) to justify living dangerously and travelling widely. However, time is nothing without health. How can you dive the deepest oceans and scale the highest mountains if you’re unfit?
Improve your health, mood, posture and build starting today with interval workouts that aim to make you sweat buckets in less than an hour. Regardless at the gym or at home, these exercises, done regularly and correctly, can make a difference to your life. Try 5 sets of 2-minute planks (not planking) to strengthen your abs, core and back muscles. While lifting your body from the ground using your arms, remember to hold chin close to chest and squeeze your glutes and thigh muscles for maximal benefit.
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More Time in the Kitchen
Despite rising food costs, their nutritional value hasn’t quite kept up. $5 can no longer buy you a healthy lunch with adequate protein, carbs and vitamins. By allocating time to prepare your own meal, you can fill your stomach with wholesome food (much delicious if you consult the recipes of celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver) at the same price or less. Moreover, bringing your own lunch can decrease stress as you avoid paradox of choice. While it can even be therapeutic, it definitely helps your waistline and heart. Would you rather spend more time sweating it out or whipping up a vibrant and yummy dish?
Light the Way
Many have taken advantage of the advent of technology to retard time and its effect on skin. Before you know it, you’ll be the few who’re 50 looking 50 and older. Did you know collagen, a natural type of protein to ensure youthful and radiant skin, starts to degrade as early as 25? Replenish it and regain youthful skin in just 40 seconds! Proven to improve skin texture, skin healing and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, FDA approved GentleWaves LED Photomodulation uses natural, variable wavelengths of light to gently stimulate cells for collagen production thereby reducing the signs of aging.
Be Transported to Another World
If you haven’t realize, the top 3 richest men in the world – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos – have something in common besides their style of dressing. They are avid readers who basically open and download anything they could get their hands on and which interest them like newspapers, books and encyclopedias. Reading helps them keep abreast with the world and to gain knowledge. When learning a new word or language and when trying to digest content, your mind is getting a workout. Now, with the net, audio books, Kindle and the like, it should be easy to dedicate 30 minutes to this beneficial activity.
Sunscreen Sunscreen Sunscreen
Does the Sun, accountable for more than 90% of skin ageing, bother you? It should, especially if you’re not a fan of sunscreens yet live for sunshine. Why? The blinding star has also been attributed to 86% of melanomas, the most dangerous form of skin cancer by the Skin Cancer Foundation. While the organization mentioned that applying suncreens alone is not enough to save skin damage from harmful rays, it still is a life changing habit we should incorporate into our regimes. RSB loves total mega blocker Sloane Inc Sunblock SPF 70 for it’s water and sweat proof concoction that provides maximum sun protection up to 4 hours without being greasy. Made of 3 antioxidant teas, an anti-shine micro-mesh and UV reflectors, this blend takes you just 2 to 3 minutes to apply so really, there’re no excuses.