The Feel-Good Factor: Make Sure You Look and Feel Your Best
By Kim Thomas at US Health Corps
Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. When you're not happy with how you look, everyday life can become stressful and difficult. There are many reasons you may not be feeling yourself. Problems at work or home, financial worries, lack of exercise or a social life, and a poor diet are just some issues many may face.
As long as you have the desire, you can get back to looking and feeling your absolute best once more. Below are just a few tips from Rivertown Compounding Pharmacy on how to get there.
It's recommended that you get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Not only can regular exercise improve your outward appearance—which in itself will improve your self-esteem and confidence—but it can also reduce anxiety and depression.
Exercise can also trigger a positive feeling in the body, which in turn can fill you with energy and enthusiasm. This is due to the chemicals called endorphins that the body releases during physical activity.
Just as looking good and feeling good go hand in hand, so do diet and exercise. Used together, a nutritious diet and regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose a few extra pounds if that's your aim.
And let's not forget, eating a healthy diet can also support healthy skin. You'll soon start to feel great about yourself, and your confidence will soar when your friends start telling you how good you look.
Maybe you like walking your dog, or perhaps you enjoy reading. Whatever your interest is, try to do it every day. Doing so will make you more productive.
It's important you have something to look forward to each day. Without it, you may end up feeling weighed down with work and household obligations. Hobbies are a great way of making you feel good about yourself. In fact, according to experts, pursuing a hobby is one of the best ways to achieve happiness.
Even for introverts, socializing with friends is important. Friends are good for your health. Friendships can develop in several ways and in different places. Reach out and take the initiative rather than waiting for opportunities for friendships to fall into your lap.
Escaping the Stresses of Work
Stress due to work is the main kind of stress American adults experience. If your job is affecting your mental health or you'd like a new challenge or a career change, several options are available.
There are various online degree programs to choose from, such as psychology, criminal justice, business, and more, where you can earn a master's. Many of these can be done alongside a full-time job or while tending to family obligations. Be sure to check that any online course you choose is offered by an accredited institution and offers competitive tuition rates.
Get Back to Feeling Your Absolute Best
Exercise more, eat healthily, get out and about, and make new friends, and if your work is getting you down, look at other options. Before you know it, you'll be looking and feeling your absolute best.