The neck and hands will always reveal a woman’s real age. So, if you want to feel and look younger, learn how to firm your neck and take care of your hands.
Facial magic beauty exercises might help your neck and double chin look younger.
As for our hands, with 27 small bones, 30 joints, and 37 muscles in each hand, we need to take care of them in a different way to avoid pains and injuries. Hand Yoga Beauty Exercises can help.
Here are some great tips on how to take care of our hands from the article Conscious Care for the Hands by Beauty and Wellness Expert Mary Bath Janssen.
Warm up and stretch your hands before beginning your day. Start in the shower, by reaching with energized fingers toward the sky. Stretch your hands throughout the day, and stay mindful of how you sit and stand. Hand discomfort may sometimes be the result of poor posture, which puts strain on the back, neck, and shoulders, ultimately affecting our arms, hands, and fingers. For instance, carpal tunnel syndrome is a swelling of the tunnel just below the wrist, which pinches the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. It’s often caused by repetitive wrist movement, particularly unnatural posturing, or when vertebrae in the neck become misaligned.
To prevent these woes, be vigilant about changing the position of your body and hands when doing repetitive tasks. Take full body stretch breaks, including healthy hand stretches every 10 to 15 minutes. Also consider:
• Interlock your fingers in front of the heart center, then stretch your arms, palms facing away, as far out in front of you as they will go. Feel the lovely stretch throughout your hands and arms. Now raise toward the sky, breathing deeply the whole time. Lower down, then draw the hands back toward the chest.
• Harmony balls—also called health spheres—reduce stress and also stimulate your hand’s acupressure points, muscles, and nerves. They improve blood circulation and energy flow, which in turn build strength and flexibility (I love mine!). Place these two balls inside one hand and revolve them around each other as long and fast as desired. Focus on the melodic chiming sound they make.
• Stress relief or grip strengthener balls are great for stress relief and for developing hand and forearm strength. Keep them in your desk drawer, next to your bed or television, and in your car. This is something so simple that really works! read the rest of the article.
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Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach and Radio Host