Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a struggle, fam. Read on for eight easy ways any girl can live a healthier life.
1 Fifteen minutes of laughter reportedly has the same effect as 30 minutes of sit-ups. Pass us that cropped top!
2 Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain – and not just because of that 1am fridge visit. Messed-up sleep also messes with your body’s circadian rhythm, with in turn slows your metabolism. Short answer: take a nap!
3 Lemon juice with a pinch of salt in the mornings can reportedly lower your cholesterol.
4 Swap out your shaving cream for peanut butter. No, that’s not a typo. Apparently, the nut oils in peanut butter make for a smoother shave, and also help prevent shaving rash.
5 Cracked heels and tough skin on the balls of your feet from balancing on your stilettos? Grab yourself a beer – and stick your tootsies in it. The yeast in your (preferably warm) brew exfoliates and softens even the toughest skin.
6 Overdid it at the gym? Add some ginger to your post-workout juice. Research shows that chowing down on two grams of raw ginger can reduce muscle soreness by 25%.
7 We’re not sure we can get behind this one because, well, cold, but according to a study by the National Institute of Health, sleeping in a cool bedroom can help you shift weight. How? The cold temps lead to an increase in brown fat – the fat that acts more like muscle, helping to burn other fat and thereby increasing the metabolic rate.
8 Need to pep up before a meeting with your boss? Sniff an orange. Apparently the scent of an orange can reduce stress, improve mood and make you feel more awake.
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