How to Feel Good in Your Skin

Happy Woman Smiling - Feel good in your skinMaybe beauty is only skin deep, but how we feel about our skin is part of how we feel about our appearance overall—self-esteem and first impressions are key to “feeling good in your own skin.” That confidence, plus the fact that your skin is your body’s largest organ, makes knowing how to care for your skin an important part of knowing how to live well in a healthy lifestyle.

There is a lot to like about innovation and modern medicine when it comes to our health and wellness, and yet sometimes we find the best prevention is a bit more old school, and relies on simple things we can do for ourselves, like eating healthy and being fit. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

How to Stop Taking Stressors to Heart

Woman MeditatingReducing stress and managing your emotional state is sound advice for keeping your heart healthy. Strategies to reduce your heart attack risk can also teach you how to live well.

Perhaps it’s not surprising that feelings, especially stress, fatigue, depression or anxiety, can have a profound impact on the heart. Studies have shown that intensely negative emotions, especially from major life events like losing jobs or loved ones, are risk factors for stress and anxiety—and it’s these emotional states are shown to be risk factors for a heart attack.

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New Year, Live Well: Setting Goals that Stick

coffee and inspirational saying about setting goalsMaybe you’re dreaming of change…or chasing a dream. One of the best ways to get to your goals in the New Year is to follow a smart map to your destination and stick with a simple plan.

No need to formalize your own goal-setting process with the kind of methodologies you might use to develop a corporate strategy—you’re simply trying to make sure you live well and achieve. But, it is helpful to have a vision of where you’re headed and what it looks like along the way, so you can create a plan with a purpose. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

Always Sore? Alternatives to Ibuprofen.

couple on dateTraining hard to compete, trying something new, working out every day to meet your goals—when you’re a go-getter at the gym, you probably deal with post-exercise soreness or pain.

But if you’re coping with chronic pain and inflammation by using over-the-counter pain relievers, it’s time to learn about alternatives to ibuprofen to avoid some potential side-effects.

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Stress Busters for Your Summer Vacation

family on a beachOne of the most rewarding parts of the summer season for many of us is the chance to take it slower and enjoy more down time. Fitting in a summer vacation is a big bonus.

For your vacation you might be taking a day trip to the beach, a family road trip, or an exciting getaway to a far-away land. Use these tips to ward off stress this travel season.

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