Believe it or not, vitamin C has benefits that extend far beyond simply boosting your immune system. In fact, it should take a permanent place in your supplement arsenal and can help you prep for bringing out your sexy side in time for Spring. Here are four great reasons to take it daily that will help you handle stress, shed stomach fat, and spike your stamina.
In big bold type on the cover of Health magazine is the statement, "Lose 12 pounds this month. Fast! Safe! For good!" News flash -- it is not healthy for everyone to lose 12 pounds of weight. Obviously, I strongly believe everyone should exercise, but exercise should not be synonymous with weight loss.
I'm not a health nut, but I take care of myself. Not to brag and not to be vain, but my decisions are purely to avoid going to the hospital with something that could have been avoided. I exercise and eat right to be healthy. I don't spend the day thinking about what I shouldn't eat, I spend it thinking about living a long life and travelling with the girl of my dreams.
"Health is not everything, but without it, nothing is anything." I am a great believer in that. I know now that my physical health is the foundation of what I can do in life, whether it concerns work or leisurely activities. The happier I am, the more fulfilled I feel, the easier it seems to stay healthy and fit.
This week, we welcomed in spring, which led to anticipation of sunny afternoons spent sipping smoothies in the park. But our HuffPost living team warned us that our smoothie might not be too healthy unless we make it at home (store-bought means more sugar and less protein). Just don't go overboard with the food-watching. As nutritionist Rose Reisman also pointed out this week, taking the restriction of food too far tends to lead to psychological and physiological hoarding of fat and calories as soon as the deprivation is over -- which sounds like an even worse game plan than not watching what you eat at all.
I initially connected with Jennifer Ettinger through Facebook some time ago and was intrigued by her work that focuses on helping women find their inner beauty. Ettinger's drive stems from her struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and having been bedridden and overweight. Today, she is the founder of Fit Your Style.