As the winter holidays approach and office talk turns to upcoming travels, my standard itinerary remains the same year after year. I’ll be packing my grocery bags for a several weeks-long trip to my [or Mom’s or Nonna’s] kitchen! Sure, it might not be a lavish ski resort or Rockefeller Center, but what this destination lacks in “chic” is more than made up for in “cozy” and “comfortable”.
Movember is a time to raise awareness for men’s health. It’s not just about one month though – promoting a healthy body and mind should happen day in and day out. As a husband, father of 4, man with a million jobs, and someone who travels a lot, it's important that my body and mind can carry out what it needs to when it needs to. A healthy lifestyle is a critical part of my day-to-day routine, although some days are better than others. Professionally, I find myself filming TV shows that have me eating all kinds of food over and over for the camera, testing and tasting recipes till they are right, and sometimes ending my days eating more calories than I would normally do… see what I go through for you?! So to keep my envious model worthy figure (ahem), and, most recently, to lose inches and pounds while gaining lean muscle mass, I do the following things:
For many, the holidays bring on more parties, family visits, and feasts. But all that hustle and bustle can also bring on stress. And whether it stems from the holidays, work, or other personal situations, stress is something we all deal with at some point. In fact, 54% of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their day-to-day lives. To help combat this, we’ve compiled a list of 25 simple things you can do to help you feeling better, calmer, and clear-headed.
The winter and I are not friends. It’s the time of year where no amount of moisturizer seems to help my dry skin. But I’m also growing increasingly conscious of the ingredients found in some beauty products and get a little weary about applying products that are packed with chemicals. So, this winter I decided to make a hydrating face mask at home that would not only consist of all-natural ingredients, but would really hydrate and soften my skin. With a little research, I discovered that fresh produce works wonders when applied topically. Check out this amazing DIY hydrating face mask and how these key ingredients can be beneficial to your health and beauty.
The beauty of living in a country with four distinct seasons is that we get to enjoy many different lifestyles throughout the year. The challenge is when winter hits, everyone seems to take the chill a little too literally. So, I’ve plotted a strategy for dealing with this year’s ice age: