Hi everyone!
These tips might be very obvious, but they are essential for keeping your body healthy and beautiful.

I feel I should mention that I am not a doctor or nutritionist or anything like that, so these are just things that I do and that help me. These are suggestions, you do not have to do any of these things if you don't want to, although I would say "don't knock it 'til you've tried it".

Anyway, here are my 6 tips for a healthier body.

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1. drink water

I know you hear this all the time; everyone says this, but honestly it's the most important tip. Your body thrives off of water : you nourish you skin, your organs, your cells, your hair ... everything! You can add lemon, lime, berries, anything you want really, if you'd rather drink flavored water. Seriously, DRINK WATER.

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2. eat fruits and veggies

Following water, fruits and veggies are some of the most important things to consume. Like water, your body thrives off of these foods : they're high in fiber, potassium, and good sugars (not that processes crap). You can do so much with fruits and veggies if you don't wanna eat them plain. You can make a fruit salad or a smoothie; you can sauté the veggies and eat them with quinoa or eat them raw with some hummus. Just add some fruits and veggies into your diet if they aren't already, they will do wonders to your body.

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3. wear sunscreen

I don't care if it's winter or summer, if you tan or burn, you NEED to wear sunscreen. The sun is so strong all year round, and if you don't protect your skin, you will suffer from sun damage. It might not be apparent right away or even in a few years, but I assure you, as you age you will notice the sun spots start to appear. Not only will sunspots appear, but you will get deeper wrinkles earlier. No one wants that, right?

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4. invest in skincare products

I believe that every woman should invest good skin care products before they invest in makeup. The way I see it is that if you take care of your skin, then you don't have to wear makeup. Now I understand that many women still like to wear makeup on a regular basis, and I'm not against that at all, I'm just not one of those people : if I have clear skin, I just throw on some mascara, and call it a day. But if that is the case, I still believe that you should have really nice skin care products. It's so important to fully cleans your skin and then nourish it after a long day (or night) of wearing makeup. You don't need a shelf full of expensive products, you just need that one that you love and that makes your skin amazing. I mean, it doesn't even have to be expensive, I think it should just be natural and amazing for you. Everyone's skin is different so you need to try things out before you invest in a something, for sure. It might take time to save up for that one product that you love, but I think that it's worth it.

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5. sleep

Sleep is honestly one of my top priorities, even when I have a busy week. I will be yawning non-stop, and snapping at people, so I make sure to get my beauty sleep. I cannot stress this enough. Even if I'm not done with my work, I say "f*ck it" and go to sleep. I know some people can't do this, and their schedules are so packed and all that, but if you know that you have so much to do and you need to get it done, prioritize and plan. I also set my clothes out and make my bags the night before; my lunch is also in the fridge ready to go so that I can sleep in as much as possible. It's honestly these little things that help me sleep more.

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6. work out

I know, "ew", "ugh", blah, blah ... I get it. But the hardest part is the start. As soon as you get into your workout and have a good mindset, you can get through a good, intense workout. You know, it doesn't have to be intense at all, though. All you need to do is get your body moving like taking a walk or something simple and relaxing, it's so good for you : it energizes you, it helps boost your immune system, it can boots your self confidence; the list goes on. And what helps is if you love what you're doing. For example, I love sports like volleyball, soccer, tennis, basketball, so if i feel like a workout, I could pass a ball with someone or play tennis against a wall. There are so many things you can do to get your body moving and work out.

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6. chill out

My last tip is to chill out. Relax, have fun. You need to calm your body from time to time. When you get stressed about work or school, have a bath or read a book. If you feel anxious about family or friends, listen to music or do yoga. Honestly, do whatever you want : you can watch Netflix for 10 hours or go hang out with friends. You just need to give your body some time to relax, other than when it sleeps. And not only your body, but your mind. It works all day, so you wanna give it a rest for a bit, let it zone out.

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These are all my tips and suggestions. Thanks for reading!

<3
Alexandra