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Three things experts recommend doing to master your health and wellness

Three things experts recommend doing to master your health and wellness

Are you ready to take your wellness up a notch? How about even more than that? The following tips help you create your own well-rounded wellness routine that powers you through the day with some of the hottest new trends in health.

Your holistic beauty lifestyle journey

These wellness tips are your stepping stones and will help you get started. Just remember, adding some personalized and unique touches that are distinctly you will make the journey even better!

Exercise

Obviously, you know exercise is important and a key to living your best life. Along with diet, it’s probably the most talked-about area of wellness. But worldwide fitness trends change every year, so why not mix up your routine, too. 

A great way to maximize the impact of your fitness routine and keep it fresh is through High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Not only that, but it’s also not a huge time commitment so you can fit it in with your busy lifestyle.

HIIT workouts focus on hitting a lot of areas quickly and with intensity. The goal is to rev up your metabolism, so you gain strength, build muscle, burn calories, and eventually lose weight. The Today Show featured an excellent starter HIIT workout that will give you a feel for how to do your new workout.

Once you get a feel for it, let technology help you hit your HIIT goals. We like the Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout app. It’s free, which is always a plus when you’re trying something new, but it also helps you make the most of every workout minute. It even gauges your fitness and motivation to recommend the best workouts for you.

Nutrition

You knew it was coming, right? Diet is arguably the most important part of any wellness journey. What you eat and the nutrition you consume is the true foundation of your wellness as it not only fuels you, but it adds nourishment to every cell in your body. 

Nutrigenomics is personalized nutrition based on your genetics. If you eschew the one-diet-fits-all mentality, then you’re ready to find the nutrition your body needs based on your genes. This is still a hot research topic, but keep looking for ways to tailor your diet to your genotype.

While nutrigenomics will give you a long term solution to customizing your diet, ube is the food you need to be eating at the moment. Ube is a sweet, purple, Filipino yam. Part of its popularity is the color, which is striking and, let’s be honest, photographs incredibly well. But it goes beyond that.

Ube has a naturally mild, sweet flavor and a smooth texture. It’s traditionally used in the Philippines to color and flavor desserts, and it packs a nice nutritional punch. One ube tuber has protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and surprisingly, 40% of your daily value of vitamin C.

Ube Muffin Recipe

If you want to give ube a try, we love this ube muffin recipe because it’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and the color is truly delightful. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll also find clever ways to customize them to your tastes.

Ingredients:

3-4 ube tubers

2 eggs

½ cup sugar

½ cup canola oil

½ cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ¾ cups flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup walnuts, chopped

Topping:

3 tablespoons brown sugar

¼ cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions:

1. In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil on med-high heat. Add yams and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Rinse and cool, then peel.

2. Put yams in a bowl and mash until smooth.

3. Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare muffin tins or liners.

4. In a large bowl, stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside. 

5. In a smaller bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, and oil. Once fully incorporated, add the milk and vanilla extract and whisk for an additional minute until well blended. Add yams to the mixture and continue beating. Once blended, fold in the flour mixture until just evenly combined–don’t over mix. Fold in walnuts with only a few strokes to avoid overbeating.

6. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle with topping. Bake until the toothpick test comes out clean–about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

Mental health

A renewed focus on mental balance in your daily life, as a way to manage stress, will go a long way toward making your wellness journey successful. The great news in this area is your mental zen is not only something that strengthens your mental fortitude, but it’s also typically something you truly enjoy. 

Right now, hobbies are becoming a cornerstone of mental health. Whether you’re rested and relaxed when you pick up a paintbrush, or you find your release in paddleboarding, there’s a hobby out there that simply makes you happy.

One of the easiest mental health exercises to take up is yoga. Now don’t think yoga is all funky stretches; you can find varieties focused on mental and physical health that will fit whatever you enjoy most. 

Ananda yoga has been shown to help reduce anxiety and stress. It means “sun and moon” and is all about bringing balance to your inner life. On top of that, you can practice pranayama, or controlled breathing, to really give yourself a mental refresher. 

This is about looking inward to rediscover your true foundation and connect with the beauty and peace within.

Starting your wellness journey from within

One overarching trend you’ll see is an inside out philosophy. Today’s idea of beauty, health, and wellness all comes from true expressions of health. Overdone, synthetic, and impossible to achieve goals are out, and being your true authentic self is in. 

This means that your mental health, daily exercise, and nutrition should be your primary focus. Combined, these are powerful forces that help you live a healthier life. Add to this Beauty Elixir, and you’ve got a head start on wellness.

Foundation Beauty Elixir is a daily drink that’s fueled with science-backed nutrition to help rejuvenate your body from the inside for the best external expression. It focuses on key ingredients like collagen, prebiotics, keratin, and blue spirulina to help your body fight the effects of aging. 

The Beauty Elixir will help you look better, which in turn makes you feel better. People will notice your positive steps in your wellness journey.

Final thoughts

Just knowing that your wellness journey is best when it’s customized by you is a truly liberating feeling. It also can cause a little bit of anxiety. How do you know what to do, and what if you fail? The good news is that failing isn’t the end of the world, it’s part of the journey toward success.

To start your wellness plan, begin to think about important areas of exercise, nutrition, and mental health. The trends listed above should help you move past the hype and unrealistic expectations and find a plan that you can customize and, more importantly, stick with.

Once you’re beginning to feel comfortable with the direction you’re headed, add Foundation Beauty Elixir to the mix so you can boost your health from the inside out. This proprietary blend of ingredients creates a visible difference that supports your wellness goals.

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