January Dry-Out: The 30-Day Power Plan

Improve your life in January or anytime throughout the year with this 30-day plan!

January Dry-Out: The 30-Day Power Plan

From loved ones’ birthdays to office happy hours, there are many reasons why you might pick up a glass or two of beer or wine each week. But whether you’re looking to cut back or want to lose a few pounds, adopting a healthier lifestyle is as easy as following these four tips. Licensed therapist and life coach Tia Brown shares the step-by-step plan you need to recharge your mind and body in just 30 days – plenty of time to make lasting changes.

Make Over Your Social Calendar

Plan to succeed by scheduling fun activities to do with family and friends, such as watching a movie, joining a workout class, or catching a concert or sports game. You’ll actively remove temptations and regain control in what you will be doing. Swap a night out at the bar for a new hobby or tradition that doesn’t revolve around food or drinks and you’ll be on the road to success.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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