February is all about Love.
It is a great time to share a little love and kindness with the people we love. Family, is really the good stuff in life. We are all busy in our day to day routines. Taking the time to make February 14, a little more special than any other day is not only fun, it also reminds our loved ones how much we care about them.
Love yourself from the Inside and Out!
You need to remember to also care about You! We do a great job taking care of everyone but sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.
The month of February is the American Heart Month. Taking care of your heart means starting with small steps to eat a healthy diet and to make goals to exercise more often. Have you had your cholesterol checked lately? Stop by the clinic this month and we will test you cholesterol for $25.00.
Did you know February was also National Potato Month? Potatoes are fat free, sodium free, and are rich in potassium. A medium potato only has about 111 calories and is rich in vitamins B, and C, and supplies fiber to your diet. So this month celebrate eating potatoes. You can bake them, boil them, and mix them. Find a fun recipe to make this month and enjoy your potato. Just go gentle on the butter!
Chocolate! Don’t we love chocolate! Chocolate is proven to contain polyphenols which are micronutrients that help in the prevention of cardiac disease by lowering the bad cholesterol, LDL, and raising the good cholesterol, HDL. (1) This month in February, take care of you by adding a little dark chocolate to your diet. La Belle Vie is also celebrating you by offering a decadent chocolate facial providing your face with all the wonderful chocolate antioxidants.
Winter has been filled with snow. Is spring around the corner? Taking care of your skin in the winter is important. The air is dry and we need to wash using a gentle cleaner and a toner that helps condition and restores balance. A good moisturizer is essential to good skin care.
Taking care of you inside and outside is important and so are the clothes we wear. Some of the Fashion trends this year are floral jumpsuits, slip dresses, A-line skirts, and belled pants.
Most of all, Love yourself inside and out!
1. Baba S1, Natsume M, Yasuda A, Nakamura Y, Tamura T, Osakabe N, Kanegae M, Kondo K. 2007. Journal of Nutrition. Plasma LDL and HDL cholesterol and oxidized LDL concentrations are altered in normo- and hypercholesterolemic humans after intake of different levels of cocoa powder.