HEALTHY LIVING  |12.28.17  |  by Terra Wellington

With every New Year, it’s a time to embrace a fresh start and make wishes turn into reality.  Set your goals in sight.  With healthy living, there’s goals to eat right, get exercise, and feel better overall. Here at SMG, we’re looking forward to giving you a boost of positive goal setting so you can start 2018 with a healthy jumpstart.  Let’s get started with New Years goals 2018!

This post is sponsored by Wahl, Champion, Boiron, and Art of Shaving.

What are your 2018 top goals?

According to The Marist Poll, the top two New Year’s resolutions are 1) to be a better person and 2) to lose weight.  For many of us, this means health is top of mind.

So if you’re going to lose weight and start a workout program, one tip to keep you on track is to use a hand-held therapeutic massager. It’s a great way to relieve sore muscles from a workout.

The Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is a powerful massager with interchangeable heads and variable speeds which delivers customized, natural pain relief at the touch of a button, and attacks muscle pain hiding down below the surface.

What types of exercises will be trending?

High-intensity interval training is the top fitness trend for 2018. This is when you alternate bursts of high and low activity for usually no more than 30 minutes.  An example is a 7-minute workout that is popular with some apps — you can get a lot of fitness into a small amount of time.

But whatever type of exercise is right for you, check out Champion’s sports bras and performance tights.  For example, the brand’s Absolute Max Sports Bra and Tight both feature Double Dry Wicking Technology and come in several fun colors. They wick away sweat and dry quickly.  The bra is great for any workout and gives you maximum support and shape with lightly molded cups. And the tight has compression fabric to help keep your muscles warm and still provide ease of movement.

How a mindset change can help your health

Putting more mind-body awareness into our lives can help you with preventive health care.  Being more aware of how you’re feeling means that you can act upon it sooner.

A good example is the cold and flu season. If you come home from work and feel body aches, a headache, and fatigue, the old mindset might have been to put off doing anything until the flu has really set in.

For example, as soon as you feel you have flu symptoms, including fever and chills, you could take Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic medicine.  Clinical studies show that it shortens the duration and reduces the severity of flu-like symptoms when taken at the first sign of illness.  And it’s recommended for everyone, ages 2 to one hundred and two.

How men can bring holistic care into their life for 2018

For men, there is a trend for a more thoughtful, holistic approach that includes skincare along with eating right and exercise.  For example, did you know that men shave more than 20 thousand times during their lifetime? This means men need a bit of TLC.

A product to help is from Art Of Shaving. It’s the Kingsman: The Golden Circle Bourbon Shave Collection inspired by the movie “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” which is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital platforms.  The collection helps to hydrate and smooth your skin.  And has a rich and woody scent, along with a warm, vanilla heart.

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