We get it. You’re busy and sometimes the last thing you want to do is hit the gym after a long day or invest in skin care when there are a million other things to worry about. Lucky for you, we talked with experts about the little things you can do that will make a big difference in your overall health and wellness — with the least amount of effort.

Fitness

Stephanie Newcomb
Personal trainer and health coach, Unleashed Health & Fitness

Move daily.
“Whether it be a hard workout or a walk in your neighborhood, it’s important to move your body daily.”

Heart Health

Jean McSweeney, RN, Ph.D., FAHA, FAAN
Women’s cardiovascular health professorship, associate dean for research, professor and co-director, UAMS College of Nursing / Program chair, Central Arkansas Board of Directors for the American Heart Association

Reassess your plate.
“Eating healthy is a great step on the journey to better heart health. You don’t have to go on a diet or give up all the foods you love, but focus first on a colorful plate of food full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry and fish.”

Makeup

Merry Kline
Owner, Belle & Blush

Always reach for the concealer.
“If I had to pick one thing for everyone to do, I’d say use an under-eye concealer to cover up dark circles. You’ll look younger, brighter and more alert. After that, use mascara and fill in your eyebrows if needed.”

Hair Care

Amy Hester
Owner, stylist and colorist, Red Beauty Salon

Buy stylist-recommended shampoo and conditioner.
“It will help keep locks healthy and make life easier while recreating the look you left the salon with. But most importantly, always wash twice. The first wash removes buildup and the second wash actually cleans.”

Skin Care

Cindy Steele
NCEA-certified licensed aesthetician, Advanced Aesthetics of Arkansas

Invest in a HydraFacial.
“The process is a 30-minute treatment that consists of two passes of deep cleaning and exfoliating the skin to prepare it for the infused serums [specific to] your skin needs. We can add a booster treatment to the HydraFacial such as a light glycolic acid, dermal building serum, pigment lightening serum, connective tissue growth factor or our newest serum for the rosacea patient. The appropriate LED light is chosen for your skin followed by an antioxidant to seal everything into the skin. A quick look into the mirror and you will have an instant ‘wow’ factor. Everyone has 30 minutes once a month to get that radiant glow.”


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