Creating a Healthy Glow

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated May 16, 2016)

Ever wonder how to achieve that so-called healthy glow praised in all your favorite check-out lane magazines? What does it even mean? And is the healthy glow possible for the normal person, or is it just one of those Hollywood gimmicks that only those with seven-digit salaries can afford? Here's the low-down on the "healthy glow": it is achievable for you, and it doesn't require any massive spending of money you don't have. Depending on how you choose to approach the healthy glow, it may not require spending any money at all, because the healthy glow has everything to do with lifestyle and nothing to do with surgeries or cosmetics.

The healthy-glow look has two components: the physical component and the life choices component. The physical component obviously has to do with your body and how you treat it. Do you exercise? Do you eat well? You can't have a healthy glow if your body isn't healthy to begin with. I've never been too athletically inclined, and if you're like me, the prospect of exercising fills you with dread; however, what is important is that you start exercising. After a while, the exercising will get easier, and you'll get healthier. If you're not sure how to exercise or what would be best for your body, then consult a personal trainer or your primary physician if you have significant medical concerns.

Eating well doesn't mean that you have to be a health nut; healthy eating is not my primary concern, but I also don't want to eat poorly. You can still eat healthy without going completely organic or green. Make sure to have distinct meals every day (avoid too much snacking, because when you snack you tend to eat things that aren't so healthy for you). Eat fruits and vegetables and not too much sugar. Listen to your body—it will tell you when it doesn't feel well and when it could use a diet adjustment. Your body will tell you how to achieve your healthy glow!

The second component to creating a healthy glow takes more effort and time: life choices. Sure your body may be happy, but if you want to glow, you need to be happy. That sounds like a tall order. If this aspect of your life needs some work, then take the plunge and start making adjustments now. Take stock of your life and lifestyle and pinpoint the aspects you're unhappy with. Start with changing what you can (and changing your attitude is almost always something you can change!). This second component of creating a healthy glow is so personal that you'll have to take the time to evaluate your life. One article can't tell you the roadmap to happiness, but contentment is a crucial part of creating a healthy glow. It's the glow part of healthy glow!

Creating a healthy glow results in a happier life and a more attractive you. Take the steps today to start creating your own healthy glow!

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