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Ways To Live Longer, Look Better, Feel Great

Learn how to keep yourself in top shape, physically, mentally and spiritually. 

Follow These Top Tips For A Healthy You

  • Use a good antioxidant moisturiser on your face and neck every day. This should contain vitamins A, C, E and some phytoestrogens.
  • Don't be afraid to consult a plastic surgeon about decreasing facial lines and creases or maintaining facial tautness.
  • Pay attention to your physical and facial appearance and don't be shy about having a regular beauty or facial maintenance programme.
  • Breastfeed your baby for at least for six months or for as long as you can, and keep baby below six months away from crowded places.
  • Learn what to do to keep your child healthy or when your child falls ill.
  • Always have a positive outlook as your behavior can affect your child's development.
  • Eat healthy and in moderation and find time for exercise.
  • Find your spiritual self, discover what motivates, inspires, raises your level of consciousness and satisfies your soul.
  • Exercise the brain. Read, study, solve problems and learn new skills because just like the body, the brain atrophies with lack of use.
  • Love yourself. Set time to allow for little luxuries such as a massage, a spa session, high tea with friends-anything to improve your mental, emotional and physical well-being.
  • Exercise. Always difficult, but it'll be good to squeeze in 45 minutes to an hour at least three times a week. It's a great stress reliever and it makes you feel good.
  • Have a good work-life balance. Take block leave to go on holidays and do something special with your family every weekend.
  • Prevent obesity, diabetes and hypertension through proper nutrition and exercise as they may cause eye problems that can lead to irreversible blindness.
  • Exercising regularly lowers blood pressure and thus, intraocular pressure, which protects the optic nerve in glaucoma.
  • Be smoke-free! Cigarette smoking has been associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  • Make regular time for an exercise you enjoy, so that you will be motivated.
  • Learn simple exercises you can do at home, even on rainy days.
  • Keep healthy by adopting a balanced approach rather than through deprivation.
  • Watch what you eat, because we are what we eat.
  • Get regular health examinations and don't depend on your doctor to look out for abnormal lumps and bumps.
  • Maintain good hygiene habits to minimise pelvic or urinary infections, as they can affect your fertility and/or sex life.
  • Always make time for yourself, no matter how busy you are. It is important to do something just for you at least 20-30 minutes each day.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with others. Social support is an important buffer for stress.
  • Learn to express your emotions, whether good or bad.
  • Leave the table feeling there is room for one more helping and try to cook at home more often than you eat out.
  • Drink a glass of water upon waking and before bedtime.
  • Take nutrition seriously, because it may help to prolong your life.
  • Have a healthy breakfast to get started each day, even if you have to rush.
  • Make it a point to spend as much time with the family to enrich your emotional health and make time for yourself by going for the occasional facial or massage.
  • For expectant mothers, go for regular checkups, keep fit (morning walks or ante-natal exercises) and eat healthily, maybe less for each meal but more frequently.
  • Always eat a balanced diet, don't smoke, do regular exercise and learn how to manage your stress.
  • Play a proactive role maintaining good health by knowing your blood pressure reading, cholesterol level and blood sugar level.
  • Always seek advice or treatment if you have heart disease or risk factors.

Learn How Ordinary Men And Women Keep Themselves Healthy

David Gan, 30

  • I start the day with a big glass of fresh milk, a boiled egg or bowl of oats, a sandwich and some small tomatoes. The milk helps my complexion, oats are for virility, tomatoes are antioxidants and I just like eggs.
  • I play squash twice or three times a week. I have given up golf as the sun damages my beautiful skin, malting it blotchy and old looking.
  • Absolutely no smoking.
  • I take plenty of fruits and vegetables every day.
  • I try to walk as much as I can every day during my working hours.

Eugene, 25

  • Sufficient sleep and rest is important for me, at least seven hours a day
  • I eat a balance diet and exercise regularly
  •  love nature photography and find it useful to help me destress.
  • I exercise two or three times a week and expend energy by playing with or washing the car with my children.
  • I try to make sure that I have a balanced diet, with enough fruits and vegetables.

Jaslyn, 34

  • I drink milk for healthy bones and include fruits in my everyday diet.
  • I run at least three times a week.
  • I drink plenty of water for adequate hydration and to prevent dry skin.
  • Avoid overeating, especially at buffets.
  • Find time to relax through music or books, have your own time at least two to three times a week.

Micheal, 22

  • Start the day with a 30-minute cardio workout at least three times a week.
  • I start my day with a large glass of water and I drink water throughout the day, not sugared or carbonated, but plain or mineral water.
  • Weekly alternating ritual of facial/massage/ manicure/pedicure.
  • I try to engage in some form of physical activity at least 30 minutes each day, like playing with my children or climbing stairs.
  • I do 10-15 minutes of muscle relaxation exercises when I wake up in the morning to help release tension and start my day feeling refreshed and alert.

Rebecca, 25

  • I never skip breakfast. It helps to reduce fatigue, improves my concentration and helps me to function more efficiently.
  • I exercise five to six days a week for 30 to 90 minutes each time, either jogging, inline skating, dancing, swimming or weight-bearing exercises.
  • I drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day.
  • I start off my day with a quick prayer and put things into perspective before the day starts running away. It keeps me at ease.
  • Taking my supplements and vegetable juice is a must.

Alex, 26

  • I don't eat too much and avoid deep fried and fast foods. Vegetables and fruits are a must, followed by multivitamins.
  • I go to the gym to cycle, do the treadmill and lift weights three times a week. It helps me destress.
  • I need my beauty sleep, between six and seven hours, or I find it hard to concentrate on my work the next day.
  • I start the day with a half-hour of meditation followed by a glass of plain water.
  • For breakfast, I have muesli with life-culture plain yoghurt and for my wake up call, coffee with full-cream milk.

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