Shake the Salt Habit
Feeling bloated? Salt may be partly to blame. Too much can make your body hold on to water. And it plays a role in high blood pressure. How to cut back: Choose fresh foods, not canned or processed. Play around with other spices that can give your food some zing, like curry powder, garlic, cumin, and rosemary. You’ll expand your foodie knowledge and have more energy to boot.
Climb the Stairs
When you’re angry or freaked out, it’s easy to grab a candy bar, light up a smoke, or gulp another cup of coffee to get through it. A better bet? Exercise. Next time you’re flipped out or riled up, climb a flight of stairs (or two). Or go for a quick stroll — even a 10-minute walk can give you a mental boost.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Want to banish under-eye bags? Hit the hay. You need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to recharge and lower stress. Can’t fall asleep? Don’t drink caffeine past noon. Avoid workouts within 2 hours of bedtime. Make your bedroom a sleep-only zone — no TVs, pets, computers, or other things that keep your brain online. If these tips don’t work, talk to your doctor.