Eating well, getting sleep and a lot of H2O affect positivity


Tip 1: Shut it down — electronics that is. Before going to sleep, shut down all electronics — that means TV, computer and, yes, your iPhone. These all are stimulants for the brain, and will keep you up. Foods, like complex carbohydrates, that contain soluble fiber can slow the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream and increase serotonin, the "feel good" chemical, both of which decrease mood swings. Hit the power switch at least an hour before bedtime.

Tip 2: Get up ... NOW! Once the alarm goes off, get out of bed immediately. Snoozing is not sleep; it's just prolonging the inevitable. Most sleep researchers says snoozing won't make you any more rested. If anything, it can make it harder for you to wake up.

Tip 3: So now that you're up — do something. Try a morning workout to get motivated and feel energized for the day. Take a quick run or hit an early morning spin class. Be sure to challenge yourself first thing and then see how much easier your morning commute feels. A morning workout is a lot like breakfast in that it gets your metabolism going. Simply put, you burn more calories all day long just from the sheer fact of exercising in the morning

Tip 4: Hydrate. Great-looking skin isn't just about what you put on it, but also what you put in your body. Skip that morning cup of coffee, which can be dehydrating, and drink a glass of ice water instead. The cold water will not only give you a kick in the morning, but also help hydrate skin, leaving it looking and feeling refreshed. Water boosts your energy. Dehydration leads to fatigue because it impacts the flow of oxygen to the brain and causes your heart to work harder to pump oxygen to all your bodily organs, making you more tired and less alert. By staying hydrated you stay energized. Water helps build muscle tone.

Tip 5: Wakeup and fake it! Use a hydrating and stimulating makeup like Almay Wake-Up Makeup — a favorite of celeb Kate Hudson. This product contains essential minerals and ingredients, such as cucumber and aloe, which soothe and hydrate skin. It also has first-of-its-kind encapsulated water technology —once the powder touches your skin, it releases a cooling sensation that gives you an added boost in the morning.


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