Change Your Life With These Lifestyle Recommendations – Dr. Dray Recommendations
Dr. Dray is a dermatologist and usually makes videos about skin and hair, but in this blog post, I am going to talk about some of the best lifestyle purchases that dermatologist Dr. Dray recommends. I have been wanting to talk about these for a while now but for some reason kept writing about other things, but better late than never, right? The time is right to talk about some of the best lifestyle purchases that you could incorporate in your life to see some positive results.
If you are wondering how this affects your skin and peace of mind, I have two words for you – IT DOES.
The quality of your life has everything to do with the health of your skin, the health of your mind, your overall health.
I wrote a post about the areas to focus on for peace of mind, click here for that.
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Improve the Quality of your life with these Lifestyle Purchases
1. A laptop Elevator
Scrunching down your neck to work on a laptop or looking at your device can lead to tech neck. What is tech neck? – Stressing muscles while using phones, tablets, computers result in neck pain, shoulder pain and causes horizontal lines across your neck. Hence the name Technology + Neck, Tech Neck.
Especially today when even kids are going to school via a computer, and we spend almost all our day looking down at a devise, it is a must have to use a laptop elevator. It is going to help you improve your posture. I must mention, you will get a more flattering angle for your Zoom meetings with a laptop elevator too. It is a win-win situation.
I bought one a few months back and I use it every day. This item is a game changer. If you do not have one yet, get one. Your neck will thank you!
2. Vornado Fan
Dermatologist Dr. Dray says it is good to have a fan without the white noise, in the bedroom. It is the most relaxing feeling in the world, plus it takes the circulation of the air to the whole other level and improves your sleep. As mentioned before, good quality sleep is crucial for healthy looking skin and mental health.
Exercise is important for several reasons, the two I will mention here, keeping in mind the main theme of cleverandclassy.com, is healthy, glowing, skin and peace of mind. Running is one of the best forms of exercises, it is advised to go out of frequent runs but if that is not possible or convenient, having a treadmill at home will do wonders for your overall lifestyle. The best tread mill is the one that you will use regularly. Remember that before making this purchase.
I will link the treadmill that Dr. Dray bought; however, there are a ton of different treadmills to choose from on Amazon. Pick one that works for you and do not forget to run.
4. Rebounder – A Mini Trampoline
Sticking to the theme of exercise, another great investment that Dr. Dray made is a rebounder, which is a mini trampoline for fitness. Rebounder workouts do not feel like a workout, it is a low impact workout but by the time you are done, you are exhausted, says Dr. Dray. That is when you realize you just worked out. There are several videos on YouTube that will help you figure out how to start with a Rebounder, if you need help understanding how a rebounder workout would go.
An AeroGarden is a container that lets you grow plants in a controlled setting. It is a device that uses aeroponic technology to grow herbs and other plants, hence the name – AeroGarden. It comes with plant food that you must add every two weeks; it takes care of the rest by switching on and off automatically. This is good for you if you love plants but do not have time to take care of them; or if you want organic home-grown herbs for food. This is the gift that will keep giving. This is also a good gift idea for somebody who loves plants and does not have a garden.
6. The Brothers K
This book by David James Duncan is another lifestyle purchase that Dr. Dray loves and recommends. If you are somebody who had a difficult time dealing with differences between family members, especially during lockdown, you will appreciate this book.
7. A Life Planner
If you are someone who has a lot to do, and likes to plan and schedule, this book will help you keep on track in an efficient manner. I have recently started scheduling and it has helped me a lot. I am not much of a daily planner, but I keep track of my things-to-do monthly. Writing it down is a good idea and has helped me stick to my goals better than ever before. You can get any planner that appeals to you and works for you. While we are at it, journaling your emotions, thoughts, dreams, achievements, goals is a fatastic way to express yourself, vent out any pent up emotions, and overall better mental health.
A calmer mind and skin are fabulous, and it is also important to consider some of the other lifestyle factors that affect our mind’s health, our skin’s health, and our overall lifestyle. Skincare is not limited to skincare products and skincare routines, while those are important, stress is a major cause for unhealthy skin. A few lifestyle changes will help improve our mental state, as well as our skin. A good book, relaxed sleep, exercise is all required to live a balanced stress-free life. Also, do not underestimate the power of a calming Spa Day.