Improving your appearance may be an important goal for you, and there’s nothing wrong with that. While you may wish to engage in cosmetic procedures and other treatments aimed at giving you just the right appeal, it’s important that you remember aesthetics is just one part of a holistic approach. Holistic means dealing with or treating the whole, so we hope that you’re enjoying our whole-body approach series to help you look and feel your best.
Once you have a routine for health and wellness, you start to notice aesthetics. As you become a healthier version of yourself, you’ll notice that your appearance is changing as well. In addition to toning up or losing weight, you may notice that your skin has a new glow to it and may be firmer and more elastic with fewer fine lines or wrinkles.
Beauty is a part of holistic health
As a woman, you’re likely bombarded through media and advertisements with a barrage of images on what others think you should strive to look like. It’s unfortunate that this is still happening in the 21st century, but you should avoid trying to meet some impossible aesthetic ideal look. Rather, the focus should be on improving your health and beauty from the inside out.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful, but you need to look in the right places to get the results that you’re looking for, and that’s within. Sure, you could opt for cosmetic surgery, but quick fixes are temporary. You’ll still need to make lifestyle changes to keep up with any procedures you have done. Additionally, these changes only last for so long before you may find yourself needing repeat surgeries just to keep up your appearance.
Why not go for a more natural approach? After all, the goal is to improve health and wellness. It’s understandable that when you look better, you feel better. Fortunately, by taking all ten aspects of our holistic plan into account, you’ll be setting yourself up for a lifetime of both wellness and beauty.
Adding aesthetics into your holistic wellness plan
No matter how old you are or where you’re at in your journey, it’s not too late to begin taking care of yourself to look terrific and be the best possible you. A proactive approach is the best way to build a lifestyle focused on health, wellness and beauty, so it’s time to take it upon yourself to get started.
Our minds, bodies and spirits need upkeep just like our houses and cars. While all of the information we’ve given you can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Just start incorporating one routine at a time to build overall health, and your appearance will follow.
Beautify your skin
You’ve probably heard the saying that beauty is more than skin deep. Although this may be used to mean that your personality is more important than the way you look, in our holistic approach it means that your outward appearance is affected by what happens inside of your body. The way you look is impacted by several factors.
What you eat -- Did you know that high-fat and high-glycemic foods, think pastries, soda and other processed foods, can actually cause wrinkles? These types of foods also impact your metabolism by affecting the way that insulin works in the body. A healthy, balanced diet helps your entire body, so try replacing some less-healthy choices with foods that will boost the health and appearance of your skin:
Choices you make -- Your lifestyle choices can affect the health and look of your skin. Smoking dehydrates you and adds toxins that aren’t easily removed from the body, leading to more wrinkles. The same can be said of drinking too much alcohol. While it may feel good to lie out in the sun or in a tanning bed, this choice can lead to premature aging of the skin and may increase your risk of cancer.
The healthy choices you don’t make can also affect your skin, such as not drinking enough water or leading a sedentary lifestyle. Living with stress can also damage your skin.
Although breaking habits isn’t easy, it can be easier if you replace a bad habit with a good one. Here are some examples to get your ideas started:
Just remember to stick with it because it can take up to 30 days to change your ways.
Discipline -- No matter how many ideas you may come up with to make healthier changes, none of this will matter if you don’t actually do them. That’s what makes discipline so important. You’ll need to learn how to control and restrict yourself from the unhealthy choices that you’ve made in the past by integrating healthier options into your everyday life.
Start small, keep it simple and make time for yourself every day to reflect and plan. Put you into your schedule if necessary so that you don’t put off your self-care, which can be all too easy to do when you’re busy. Gaining control over your actions instead of just going through the motions of life can be difficult, but you can do it if you stick with it. Be sure to stay tuned for our next post on accountability for some great ideas on how to maintain discipline throughout your wellness journey.
Beautify your body
”The prime reason anyone should exercise is to become the healthiest version of themselves.”
A great side benefit is that you begin to look more aesthetically pleasing. Some self-proclaimed “experts” may religiously proclaim that exercise is the most important part in losing weight or looking healthy. However, you can easily eat your way out of the benefits of any workout. This is why we find it so important to look at all ten factors for holistic wellness.
Consequently, exercise is definitely an important part of getting and staying healthy and in shape. If you’ve been keeping up with all of the steps involved in our wellness plan, then you know what we’re talking about. Improving both health and appearance are the benefits of fitness and weight loss. When you build muscle and lose fat, you’re getting firmer and trimmer in all of the right places.
Both aerobic exercise and strength training are important facets to any exercise regimen. Aerobic activity helps you burn calories and fat. Building muscle will give you a shapelier appearance. What you may not know is that when you gain more muscle, you burn more calories. That’s certainly a bonus in our book. Additionally, you don’t want to use the scale as your sole means of success; it should simply be a guide. Muscle weighs more than fat though it has less volume. Instead, take into consideration how your clothes fit and how you feel.
If you’re not quite the mover and the shaker that you’d like to be, don’t be discouraged. It’s not too late to start now for a newer, healthier, more attractive version of you. However, make sure that you start slow and get your doctor’s thumbs up before you begin any exercise program, especially if you have health problems or if you’ve been sedentary for any length of time.
Addressing concerns when losing weight
If you’ve been holding onto quite a few more pounds than you’d like, you could notice a difference fairly quickly when you begin an overall wellness program and the fat begins to come off. Unfortunately, over time you may notice some concerns.
Weight loss might create sagging skin, especially if you lose weight more quickly than your skin has time to keep up with its natural rejuvenation process. Additionally, stubborn cellulite pockets sometimes remain in certain areas, which can impact your evolving figure.
So, what can you do? Skin and body contouring remedies are perfect to help with stubborn fat reduction. Still, these options should not stand alone or be considered a panacea for weight loss. While many facilities promote the sole use of these procedures, you won’t be able to maintain the results without changing your lifestyle. It’s best to wait to consider these options until you are within 30 pounds or less of your ideal body weight if you really want lasting results.
Our fat cell reduction technologies are modern, non-invasive and require no down time from daily life routines. SFATL devices have infrared laser and light therapies to break down fat cells. You might want to consider options such as the cryo shaper, CoolSculpting or cyropolis that expel fat cells out of the body through the lymphatic system.
Whatever choice you make, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
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