Thursday, August 5, 2010

Feel Great!

Improve Your Mood
With a Bath

Denise Austin:

Many of you know that I've been working during the past 18 months to loose weight, sometimes it was easy,  but it's hard work.  One of my key motivators through this process has been the daily emails that I receive from Denise Austin.   The following was in my basket this morning and I thought I would share it with each of you.   If you have a few minutes,  please check out her site.

Bad day at work? Fighting with family? When you're stressed out and not feeling your best, it's all too easy to find excuses to skip your workout and drown your sorrows in a pint of ice cream. Don't do it! When bad days hit, walk away from the fridge and instead treat yourself to a mood-boosting bath!

Taking a nice warm soak is such a great way to relax and have some time alone — two things you probably need if your day hasn't gone too well! Try these tips to make it enjoyable:

Soak in water that's warm, not hot; water that's too hot can dry out your skin.   If you have normal to dry skin, drizzle a few drops of sweet-smelling bath oil in the water.  If you have oily, blemish-prone skin from the neck down, oils of any kind are not the best idea — try a yummy scented shower gel instead!

Adding bath salts is an inexpensive way to create a spa-like experience.

Light a scented candle or two and dim the lights.

Prop a towel or bath pillow behind your head and get comfortable!

You shouldn't bathe longer than 15 or 20 minutes — any longer can dry out your skin. Wrap up in a cuddly towel when you're done. Now, don't you feel much better?

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