“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe
As true to the quote, beauty begins with a simple smile that usually exhibits happiness in one’s life.
Many researchers have long identified a connection between beauty and happiness following the study of many surveys, which have concluded and confirmed that beautiful people are happier because they receive more attention, happen to bag relatively higher pay checks, and also tend to marry higher-earning or wealthy spouses.
Researchers have also recognized that happier skin appears healthier, and assists growth of shiny hair and stronger nails. Positive individuals also tend to have healthier postures, standing tall with their shoulders back and chests out. Being happy and satisfied in bed has its own special reaction for women’s appearances as sexual satisfaction causes a growth in oestrogen, which in turn contributes to a healthy post-orgasmic skin glow and strong, shiny hair. On the other hand, stress can cause acne and break-outs as well as bouts of eczema, increase hair-fall and speed up the ageing process.
Is beauty within us?
To simplify the argument it is perhaps best to be comfortable in your own skin and content with who you are as an individual. Beauty in our world does not have to be reserved for the selected elite or chosen few. Beauty does not have to be something you are born in to, even though in some cases it seems that as it does require hard work (hello plastic surgery!) However, regardless of appearance women should be comfortable with their natural beauty and simply work out a balance towards a healthier life in the long run.
Tips to a healthy lifestyle
Everyone wants in on that secret! The real shocker is: IT IS NO SECRET! It’s all what we know we should have done years ago but never really got around to do.
1. Eat healthy
Studies show that a diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as meat, fish and eggs, is best for weight control and advance in signs of risks for illnesses, such as diabetes & heart disease. This diet will also allow you to cut through the marketing hype and dietary misinformation on unhealthy food, and allow you to make heartier food choices with confidence.
2. Drink plenty of water
The human body is composed of about 60% water. Our skin contains plenty of water, and this function as a protective fence to prevent additional fluid loss. Keeping yourself hydrated is important as dehydration makes skin look more dry, dull and wrinkled.3. Exercise
Keeping yourself fit is the way to go! Take a hike with a friend, or an evening stroll with a loved one. Make your weekly routine a bit more exciting so that it won’t seem like a boring workout routine.
Who ever said you don’t need 8 hours of sleep a day, LIED. As you grow older your body loses that youthful energy and requires more rest. Think of it as a battery that needs to be charged. But more frequently for longer hours.( smart phone syndrome maybe? ). Get your snooze on with a soothing nightly routine eg- night time moisturizer and a calming body mist.
5. Annual medical check up
Everyone over the age of 30 needs an annual medical check-up that can rule out diabetes, cancer, kidney diseases, cholesterol & high blood pressure. Keeping healthy, fit and illness free can reduce mental stress and keep that gorgeous smile on your face.