The Good Life

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SIMPLE THINGS: Like a gentle swim or a brisk walk can make a huge difference.

IT seems as though every day we are bamboozled with more advice and instruction on how to enhance our physical health and outward appearance.

The trouble is that it is difficult to sift through all this bombardment to understand what is truly beneficial, especially when much of the guidance is conflicting. At a certain point it’s tempting to simply switch off and ignore all the hype around different products, techniques, herbs and routines that offer a magic elixir promising you glowing skin, instant weight loss, and a long, healthy life. But there are some very important truths and helpful remedies in amongst all the white noise that can truly transform your life.

Many are simple maxims that your grandmother would be all too familiar with. Eat in moderation, three square meals a day with a healthy blend of non-processed foods nourishing you with vitamins, protein and complex carbohydrates. Exercise frequently, get a good night’s sleep, and enjoy the company of family and friends.

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Of course these simple rules of good living are easier said than done in a hectic modern age that sees most people juggling work and family commitments with very little free time and even less money to spend on quality organic produce, especially when the processed options are typically cheaper and easier.

Living in southern Spain gives you advantages not found elsewhere. Fresh fruit and vegetables are in abundance, the weather, despite the occasional heatwave, can work wonders for physical and mental well-being, and there is a growing movement of health conscious expats offering a wide range of foods, products and treatments.

Simple things like a gentle swim or a brisk walk on the beach can make a huge difference to your health and beauty regime, while there are also lots of expat social groups and businesses offering friendly exercise classes, whether in the gym or simply getting together for a hill walk. So next time you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed by all the guidance just remember that the best health and beauty results begin from the simplest of actions and have a look around you at all the possibilities Spain has to offer.

You can also contact a local health and beauty expert for real advice on a one-to-one level, which is a far better way to ensure that your particular needs are met and you can achieve whatever change you are looking for.

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