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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A healthy obsession

My new years resolution for 2012 was to look after me.
I wanted to be fitter, healthier & happier & now that we are past the half way mark I am happy to share with you that I am still on track!!

I thought I might share some of the things Ive been doing to make me feel great!

Two of my new healthy habits are
Dry Body Brushing
the many uses of Coconut Oil

Now dry body brushing claims to be responsible for a whole host of fabulous benefits in the body such as
  Aids body circulation which helps the body rid itself of excess toxins through your skin.
 Stimulates the lymphatic system which begins the detoxification process.
 Minimizes the appearance of cellulite.
Firms the skin
Boosts the immune system response.
 Your muscles can achieve a better tone through dry skin brushing,
  It also helps by allowing fat cells to be more adequately spaced within the body
Aids in the stimulation of nerve cells,
 Stimulates blood flow to the surface of your skin
You can find detailed instructions here at the Shrinc Clinic website

I have been dry brushing for about 6 weeks now & I can see a marked improvement in my skin tone & texture. My skin definitely feels firmer & i seem to be getting rid of all those little dry patches & other irregularities that you find on you skin when your in your 40's,
I do it EVERY morning before my shower, even though the bathroom is a little chilly, Brrrr!!
I also do it one or two nights a week, followed by a long hot soak in the bath with some Epsom salts as they claim this helps the skin to detox even more.
I am HIGHLY recommending this treatment, its definitely slowing the ageing process.
I got my brush for about $15 at my local chemist.

Moving onto my next wonderful discovery
This is also something I now cant live without. After I shower I moisturise with coconut oil.
You buy it from your local health food store for around $20 for 750ml & it is a wonder product.
I use it all over my body as well as my face, morning & night, some nights I even pop it thru my hair, it makes a great treatment,it also makes a great lip gloss.
A little bit goes a very long way with this one, so it lasts a while. 
I cook with it, I pop it into my porridge of a morning & sometimes even my smoothies. You can get some brands that don't have the coconut taste or smell if your not a coconut fan.
The benefits of this stuff are to numerous to list here so pop over to this website
& it will tell you so, so much more.
I can honestly say these two things alone have definitely improved my health, energy levels & skin, which as you know also lifts the self esteem.

I have many other healthy things to share, but thats for another day.

Do you already use either of theses things to keep healthy??

Trish xx

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