Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age – Grandmothers Included Guest Post

 

 

 

There’s a saying that age is just a number, and now, perhaps more than ever, it’s especially true. Don’t be tied to preconceived notions about how people your age should look or act. Take steps to look and feel your best, regardless of how many birthdays you have had!

1. Be active

 

 

 

Incorporating physical activity into your usual routine is a great way to maintain your weight and keep you looking your best. Plus, it also helps ward off many health concerns, from heart disease to diabetes. The Center for Disease Control recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. In addition, two sessions of strength training help tone and develop muscles. Try joining or starting a running or walking club with others in your neighborhood if you’re having a hard time finding the motivation to get started.


2. Enhance your look

If you feel like your youthful appearance is disappearing, there are plenty of ways to preserve it and keep yourself looking as good as you feel. A non-invasive procedure like an eyelift can make a huge difference and give you a confidence boost. In addition, consider revamping your wardrobe. Although you won’t be turning to today’s teen fashions to make yourself look younger, you can find stylish clothing that is flattering and age-appropriate.

3. Eat well

The foods you eat have a big impact on both how you look and how you feel. Eating a healthy diet helps you manage your weight. Keeping your diet free from foods that sap your energy helps you feel ready to tackle anything. A healthy diet should include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Try a new recipe, like a quinoa salad or a Turkish red lentil soup.

4. Manage stress

Feelings of stress can spill over into the rest of your life. Instead of dwelling on things that cause you stress, find outlets to let you relieve that tension. Look for local coupons that let you try out a new yoga studio or pottery class. If you’re more of an introvert, find some instrumental music you like and play it while you sit quietly and meditate for at least 10 minutes each day. Learning stillness can help you focus your attention and remember that stressful situations in your life aren’t going to take over.

5. Maintain a positive attitude

Having a negative attitude about yourself is sure to spill over into how you carry yourself and how you feel on a daily basis. Find friends who make you feel positive and who focus on the good things in life rather than the bad to help support your own positive outlook. You don’t have to be that perfect person your mother may have led you to believe you needed to be. Embrace who you are and enjoy the life you have.

Developing healthy patterns in your daily routines has a huge impact on how you look and feel. Say no to complacency and get out there to make the most of every day, week, month and year, regardless of your age. You might just feel like you turned back the clock a few years.

Danielle, who loves blogging about her favorite brands in her spare time, is an avid yogi and a true believer in positive thinking. She enjoys trying out all the latest trends in beauty. Her latest endeavor has been researching non-invasive eyelifts and stress relieving tactics. Read her work at eatbreatheblog.com.

A Spa Day For Grandmothers

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a grandmother you know how busy you can be spending time with your grandchildren, working a job or business, and keeping up on your housework. Some days it may seem never ending. There is always so much to do and sometimes it may seem like there is never enough time in the day to get it all done.

 

 

No matter how busy you are, you need to schedule “me time” so you have time to relax and unwind. One way to do that is to plan a spa day for yourself. It would be extra fun to plan a spa day with other Grandmothers along. It’s nice to do this by yourself, however, you’ll have a better time if you bring a few others along. After your spa day, plan to go to dinner or lunch. Just coffee and a special dessert would also give you a chance to chat about whatever.


 

 

When you decide you’re going to plan a spa day it’s important to find the perfect one. You need to find a place that offers everything you want and you need to make sure you’ll feel comfortable while you’re there for the day. The best way to find the right one is to read spa reviews. Most of these have websites, but if they don’t call and ask if they have brochures or other documents that have reviews.

 

 

You use your hands all the time no matter what you do. Whether you use them while you work or while you play with your grandchildren, they’re valuable to your everyday needs. Your nails are visible by all and it’s important they look healthy at all time. Nail care is important because you use your hands all the time so it’s a big deal that they feel good and are in good shape. One of the nicest things you can have done during your spa day is to have a manicure.

 

 

Depending on the spa you go to, they may do different things, but most times they’re done the same way. The technician will massage your arms and hands, she’ll put oil and lotion on your hands, and then she’ll clip, file, and paint your nails. Your hands and arms will feel great when your manicure is complete.

 

 

During the summer sandals are warn or no shoes at all, so it’s important to have your feet look their best at all times as well. One of the best ways to do that is to have a pedicure done. Most places use a foot tub so you’ll get a massage from your knees to your toes and you will melt as the technicians do their thing. You’ll have your toenails cut and filed and paint applied and you’ll have the best looking Grandmother toes in the world. lol

 

 

One last thing you must do during your spa day is to have a massage done. There are several types to consider and several amounts of time, so you’ll need to consider all of those things. Having a massage is a wonderful way to relax and have tense and sore muscles revived. You’ll have more energy and you’ll feel like a brand new woman afterwards.

 

 

It’s important to remember, just because you’re a grandmother doesn’t mean you can’t be busy and have a lot to do. You take care of your children and grandchildren along with your job or business and your home. Don’t let those things stress you out and keep you tense. Take the time to plan a spa day for yourself. You’ll find when you do you’ll feel revived and you’ll feel so much better about yourself.

 

Relax and enjoy your day, you deserve it! 🙂

 

 

You can find more articles and tips from Tammy at Grandparenting Articles and Tips.