I was running on the treadmill the other day and reading the February SELF Magazine, and I actually found some pretty useful info hidden in it. Thought I’d share a few of the more interesting things!
- First of all, Brooklyn Decker is the cover girl of this month’s edition, and her interview was really interesting. I didn’t know a whole lot about her before this (besides the fact she’s married to hottie Andy Roddick!), but she has a really healthy outlook on life. Sure, she’s a swimsuit model, but she lives a balanced lifestyle: works out, eats healthy most of the time, doesn’t drink much, doesn’t smoke…and most importantly, DOESN’T starve herself! [Pages 22-23]
- Massages boost your mood. Who knew?! If you need something to make you smile, go book a massage for yourself! My recommendation: try a Hot Stone massage at least once! They’re amazing. [Page 26]
- Heat your blush brush for 10 seconds with a hair dryer, then swirl it into the powder to use. The warmth helps the blush settles into your skin for a subtle tint. Definitely trying that one! [Page 39]
- I’m loving the Spring colors that are highlighted in the fashion section…Tangerine, Lime, and Lemon! I don’t usually wear yellow…or orange (unless I’m cheering on my team–Go Hokies!), but I’ll definitely be rocking the bright green this Spring & Summer! [Page 58]
- If you eat sweets with a variety of colors and flavors, you’ll feel more satisfied than if you eat sweets all of one color and flavor. Try some gummy bears instead of chocolate-covered raisins. I know, I know…who would give up chocolate for fruit-flavored candy?! 😉 [Page 77]
- There’s a great article about the many benefits of yoga and meditation in this month’s magazine. Did you know yoga is great for dealing with back pain, depression, insomnia, and migraines, among other things? Yeah, its really that good. Give it a try if you haven’t already! [Pages 94-99]
Honestly, sometimes health and fitness magazines are hit or miss, but this month’s SELF was actually pretty interesting. Of course, there is always something you’ve seen before, but sometimes it can be good to have it reiterated. At least I think so. It seems like I always read about so many good ideas, but never follow the advice…until I stumble across it again, and then I tend to take some action!
What is your favorite health and/or fitness magazine? Do you ever take advice from these magazines and put it to use?