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3 ways to look and feel younger in under a minute

BY READERS DIGEST

1st Jan 2015 Health Conditions

3 ways to look and feel younger in under a minute

Got a minute? We've timed these 3 simple tips so that you can see how fast and easy it is to make your life a little healthier and happier every day. Give them a go and you'll be amazed at how well they work.

A 5 second Beauty Tip

Stand up straight and you'll look better instantly. If you stoop, you look old and tired. Poor posture can result from even just slinging your handbag or briefcase over the same shoulder every day.

 

30 seconds to Spare

Add cucumber slices to a jug of water and put it on your desk. This spa-inspired beauty trick makes drinking water even more palatable and beneficial, as studies have found that cucumber's fresh scent and taste reduce anxiety, and drinking at least 8x 250ml glasses of water a day will help to keep your skin hydrated and smooth. It's essential in an air-conditioned office.

 

Got a minute

Sit quietly by yourself for 1 minute with your eyes closed. Gently bring to mind a happy memory of a friend, a parent or a child. Breathe in deeply through your nose for a count of 4, then exhale through your mouth for a count of 8. Happy, positive thoughts give you a glow from the inside out.

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