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5 Tips to a Healthier Paced Life

Life is running at a pace few of us are able to sustain. It’s as if our own bodies are now vibrating at speeds similar to jet planes, bullet trains and even our own 80mph automobiles. Life is speeding by like the passing trees and buildings on our daily commutes to and from the places where we go and never get finished rushing from project to project. Stress hormones are building while weight gain and obesity are on the rise. Stress shows on our faces. We consider injections and cosmetic surgery but we never look relaxed and peaceful.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you take time to notice the details or do you only see a blur? Do you move so quickly that you rarely take time to consciously breathe and connect with others? These are a few contemplative questions that can help you investigate the pace you are keeping and begin to make changes to slow down today.

1. Take a walk, bicycle or take the bus instead of driving. One way to connect with the world around you is to slow down. This will give you more time to appreciate all that surrounds you.

2. Go out in nature. Getting out in nature is a sure-fire way to remind you to slow down. Also, its a wonderful way to remind you of the bigger picture and your connection with all of life. By the way turn off your cell phone while you’re out in nature see how long you can go without it.

3. Simply Sit. All too often we think that our lives are so busy that we cannot take the time to slow down, let alone sit down. By sitting down, you begin to breathe deeply, enjoy the moment and connect to that which surrounds you.

4. Add your Self to the to-do list. By adding yourself to your to-do list, you can more easily carve out time to spend with your Self, family, and friends. Remember, you set the priority of how you spend your time. Choose to dedicate time for Self-reflection, Self-communion and Self-expression. You are worth it! May be this is your yoga class, walk or bike ride.

5. Take moments throughout the day for conscious breathing. Conscious breathing is the easiest and quickest way to slow down. A simple suggestion is to find a way for you to remember – like posting sticky notes, wearing a certain piece of jewelry or etc. You are worth it take a breath and be still.

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Why you should be eating red, white and blue foods this Flag Day

Celebrate Flag Day with healthy red, white and blue foods!

Did you know this Saturday is Flag Day? The holiday, which is celebrated every June 14, honors the stars and stripes, so it only seems fitting that you incorporate red, white and blue foods to your meals this weekend. Skip the artificial flavorings, and head straight to the all-natural produce. Take a look at our list below to learn about the health benefits of these colorful foods:

  • Red foods: "Lycopene is an antioxidant found in foods like watermelon and tomatoes and helps protect our healthy tissues from free-radical damage," writes Toby Amidor of The Food Network. "Anthocyanins are found in foods like cherries and strawberries. This powerful antioxidant helps fight inflammation and protects your blood vessels and nervous system."
  • White foods: White foods, like bananas, cauliflower and garlic, get their hue from anthoxanthins, and many of these snacks also contain the phytochemical allicin, which is known for lowering both bad cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Plus, it may also reduce the risk of stomach cancer and heart disease. Now that's a good reason to cut up bananas to top your morning oatmeal and serve mashed cauliflower as a side dish for dinner this weekend!
  • Blue foods: Blueberries are the most common blue food, and are not only a tasty snack, but also contain the highest antioxidant levels of all fresh fruits! Plus, these berries help to neutralize free radicals in your body, which can slow down the aging process.

We hope you have a happy and healthy weekend! For more whole body wellness tips, be sure to browse our website for Frownies' array of all-natural anti-aging skin products!

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3 reasons to drink more water

Here are 3 great reasons to drink up!

Drinking enough water is essential for your overall health and whole body wellness. Are you drinking enough H2O? Although it's a commonly known rule that you should aim for eight glasses a day, according to Mayo Clinic, women should drink closer to nine cups of liquid (2.2. liters) each day.

Although popular drinks, including iced tea and lemonade, contain a lot of water, these beverages can also be filled with harmful sweeteners. Opt to make your own sugar-free tea instead or stick to water zested with lemon. No matter what option you choose, take a look at these three reasons to drink more H2O:

  • Flushes out toxins: Water helps flush out toxins from your body, especially those in your skin. Additionally, getting the adequate amount of water can leave you with a great-looking complexion by hydrating your entire body and making you less likely to suffer from dry skin.
  • Makes you feel less tired: Have you been yawning a lot today? You don't necessarily need to head to your closest coffee shop and should instead stop by your office's water cooler. Dehydration can cause you to feel fatigued and leave you with less energy, so be sure to drink up to banish that 2 p.m. slump!
  • Strengthens your muscles: "Another benefit of drinking water is that it makes your muscles stronger. That's because water carries oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles," writes a blogger for FitDay. "Drinking plenty of water enables your muscles to work harder and longer before they feel tired, and this can help you build muscle."

In addition to drinking enough water, Frownies' dry skin treatments can make your skin healthy and hydrated! 

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