WIN tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Theatre Solaire

Here’s your chance to win 2 tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

To join, simply accomplish the short survey at https://goo.gl/forms/EXxH0GsXUn4fq7JG3 to earn 1 raffle entry. No product purchase is required. Three (3) lucky winners will get 2 tickets each.

The survey will run from September 1-30, 2017. All qualified entries will be electronically raffled and announced on Novuskin Lift’s Facebook Page (Novuskin Lift) on October 5, 2017. Novuskin Lift’s official Facebook administrator will send a Private Message (PM) to verify the winners and confirm ticket claim procedures.

Terms and conditions:

  1. All tickets will be released at Novuhair’s booth at The Theater Solaire.
  2. Tickets are Non-transferable and not convertible to cash.
  3. Available regular season shows will be available from October 9-22, 2017 (8pm shows from TuesdayFriday 8pm3pm & 8pm shows on Saturdays and Sundays)

All tickets will be released at Novuhair’s booth at The Theater Solaire.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by reintroducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.

Eighteen local kids star as von Trapp from over 400 children who auditioned for the coveted roles of the six of the seven von Trapp brood.

The well-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances at the London Palladium and was seen by over 2 million people. The show now comes from sell-out seasons in Singapore, New Zealand and China.

The acclaimed show comes with a 30-strong international cast who will perform some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical theatre stage, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and the title song The Sound of Music. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is considered the world’s most popular musical – an iconic show that touches the hearts of all ages.

“I left with a spring in my step and a smile on my face. Suddenly the world seemed a brighter place.” The Daily Telegraph

“Beg, steal or borrow a ticket!”
Sky News

The original Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s biggest success. The 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews as Maria won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most popular movies of all time.

This stunning, critically-acclaimed production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Company and David Ian Productions, and is presented in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Concertus Manila and David Atkins Enterprises.

The Manila season of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by Globe with NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, as one of the 2 Major Sponsors.

Visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999 for more information.

PROTECT YOUR NECK FROM EFFECTS OF GOING HIGH-TECH

Devices aren’t harmful by themselves. You can co-exist with your mobile gadgets for as long as you maintain good posture. If not, you may fall out of love of your devices—smartphones, tablets and e-readers—upon knowing that it can give you a painful, nagging condition. Much worse, your obsession with staying connected in the cyberworld may be turning you like Quasimodo of the digital age.

The phenomenon is known as “tech neck”—a catchy phrase that best describes how people’s electronic tools could be causing the skin on their necks to sag. You might not be aware, but you can see yourself on others doing like this: shoulders hunched forward, neck straining at a not-so-comfortable angle, squinting at the screen, thumbs a blur as they type.

It’s a posture that’s, more often than not, linked with the use of smartphones or any mobile device. And this is what is common not only to a few, but a lot of people.

Before this term has become a trend lately, there already have the names and kinds of injuries that emerge from using portable electronics as they likewise evolved over time. Initially, there was the so-called “Blackberry thumb” not so long ago. It referred to a throbbing pain in the thumb and wrist caused by repetitive stress from pressing the smartphone’s raised buttons.

Soon after the phase out of the Canadian phone brand in the global market—though it made a comeback a few years back— “text neck” became popular even prior to the advent of iPhones and Droids. This was experienced by those who flexed their necks down to type and read text messages on the first generations of cellphones.

Today’s emergence of other mobile technologies, such as tablets, e-readers and video streaming, has exacerbated the problem. The constant bending of the neck to look at the screens of these gadgets put tension on the muscle, said Mona Gohara, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale. As a result, wrinkles on the neck appear. Other dermatologists also said that tech neck can lead to sagging skin, dropping jowls, and creases above the clavicle, as well as more lines and creases around the chin area.

Just as you take good care of your face, experts say that you should also treat the skin on your neck the best as you can. It’s important to develop a neck specific skincare routine. Do it by way of massaging the neck daily with a good vitamin rich oil. Start at the area under the chin, and then the ears. After which, apply a moisturizer to seal in the oil.

Stop resting your chin on your hands when you’re look at a computer or laptop screen. This will lead to unnecessarily stretching the skin around the neck. Use headphones to prevent neck bending while taking phone calls.

As a simple exercise, give yourself a side neck stretch by placing four of your right-hand fingers on the left-hand side of your forehead. Then, place your left hand on your shoulder, and pull your head to the right and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

For smooth blood circulation in the skin on your neck, put your index fingers on either side of your windpipe, look up, and move your fingers up and down your neck. Do this 20 times. To help with saggy skin on the jaw and neck place your hand under your jaw, and lightly slap yourself. It’s kinda painful yet effective.

Complement the suggested regimens with a daily use of a natural food supplement like NOVUSKIN LIFT to fight wrinkles and lines. Each tablet is rich with rejuvenating extracts from marine fish collagen, plant-derived antioxidants, co-factor nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

NOVUSKIN LIFT is effective to help repair and regenerate the skin from within, prevent premature skin aging, improve skin’s elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and increase moisture content. So, unleash your inner beauty and youth with nature’s essentials for the younger-looking you. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift

YOUR SEAT COULD BE YOUR ‘DEATHBED

How could you sit back and relax upon knowing that you might age a lot quicker if you spend too much of your time in your seat?

Most of us, perhaps, know that sitting for so long during the day has been linked to health maladies, such as obesity, heart failure and diabetes, among others. Being lethargic can make you gain more weight which, eventually, serves you risks to have cardiac arrest, stroke, hypertension and unstable blood sugar levels.

While it’s not hard to understand why sitting down for too long can be harmful, it still frightening to imagine, morbidly so to speak, that your seat could end up your “death bed.”

A new study that was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology warned that doing it 10 or more hours daily sans regular exercise can make a person’s cells age prematurely. Researchers who analyzed almost 1,500 older women found those who sat most of the day and with little effort to flex some muscles had cells that were biologically senior by eight years than their real age.

Lead author Aladdin Shadyab, who hails from the University of California, San Diego’s School of Medicine. said that the result of their study showed cells age faster with a sedentary lifestyle. Hence, chronological age doesn’t always match biological age, he concluded.

Aged 64 to 95 years old, the participants answered questionnaires. Also, they wore a tracking device to trace their activity levels for one week. The research, though, did not demonstrate a cause-and-effect relationship between accelerated aging and lack of exercise. But still “discussions about the benefits of exercise should start when we are young, and physical activity should continue to be part of our daily lives as we get older, even at 80 years old,” Shadyab said in a university news release.

In particular, the researchers discovered that those participants who sat for over 10 hours daily and got less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day had shorter telomeres. These caps situated on the end of DNA strands shield chromosomes from deterioration.

Naturally, telomeres become short as a person ages. Health and lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity, however, can fast track the process.

The researchers said in background notes that shortened telomeres are attributed to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Shadyab bared that they learned that women who remained seated for more hours did not have shorter telomere length when they exercised for at least 30 minutes a day. This is the national recommended guideline, he noted.

With the encouraging results of their research, his group is keen on conducting studies in the future to examine the relation of exercise and telomere length in younger adults and in men. Their initiative seeks to further prove how sitting affects the process of aging.

So, don’t just settle with the findings of the above-cited study. Better yet take natural food supplements as you plan to change now your lifestyle to an active one. Exert some effort to try and get to know why NOVUSKIN LIFT should be your trusted brand.

NOVUSKIN LIFT is formulated with a unique mix of natural rejuvenating extracts from marine fish collagen, plant-derived antioxidants and co-factor nutrients. It aids in repairing and regenerating the skin from within, preventing premature aging, improving elasticity, lessening the appearance of fine lines, and increasing moisture content.

So, unleash your inner beauty and youth with NOVUSKIN LIFT—nature’s essentials for the younger-looking you. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift

FACE THE WORLD WITH CONFIDENCE

Makeup is, more often than not, a necessity for women. It is part of their daily life like the simple regimens of brushing their teeth or styling their hair. Why not? It enhances their look, hence, boosting their confidence, especially when they deal with other people.

Beyond vanity, most of the members of Eve’s tribe would say that they somehow feel naked without makeup. So they can’t leave their homes or “comfort zones,” figuratively speaking, without even a dab of foundation on their face. Little did they know, however, makeup could mess up their lives. One way is that this cosmetic product can cause their skin and overall appearance to age quicker than usual.

Application-wise, a wrong brush stroke or makeup palletes can make one’s look older than her age. Some makeup habits also can add to their actual number of years of existence. While cosmetics are generally not harmful to the skin since they have gone through rigorous testing, it is highly suggested, though, that makeup should be removed every night before going to bed. Likewise, it’s recommended that giving the skin a break from makeup when possible is important as like freeing it from the harsh ingredients contained therein.

“Too much is too bad,” an adage says. So wearing a heavy makeup can be harmful. It can clog pores, making it difficult for the skin to breathe. Also, it can prevent sebum—a waxy lubricant that moisturizes the skin—to do its job, thus, paving the way for pimples to appear.

Makeup around the eyes can lead to irritation of such very sensitive area of the face and may potentially lead to an infection. Much more, it can lead to the development of damaging skin conditions, like eczema and dermatitis following a lifetime of wearing heavy makeup and product on the skin.

There are still manifold makeup brands out in the market that are chemical-laced. Because they are harmful, they can do more damage than good to the face. So it’s very important to check first the label that details the ingredients of a makeup. Strong chemicals, such as preservatives are a no-no because they strip away the natural defenses and dry out the skin. Choosing a makeup that is non-comedogenic is also helpful to ensure good skin health condition.

As always, you can’t go wrong with being simple. Go au naturel once in a while. It allows your natural beauty to stand out. With just a brush up of the brows and a swipe of light lipstick, voila, you can simply look good.

To help you get rid—if not now but later—of wearing make up, you may opt to up the ante of your skincare routine with supplementation. NOVUSKIN LIFT is so natural to help you arrest the signs of aging. Thanks to its complete mix of environmentally-derived antioxidants, collagen, vitamins and minerals, you can retain or gain the elixir of youth and, at the same time, achieve skin rejuvenation. So no need for you to wear makeup for life. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuskinLift

A DOSE OF NOVUSKINLIFT DAILY KEEPS AWAY THE ISSUES FROM TAKING DAIRY

Everybody in his life has milk come in contact to his tastebud, hasn’t you? At birth, you sucked it from your mother’s breast for survival. And in growth years, you got it in formulas.

Milk has long been a go-to source for our needs of calcium and protein. If not, we turned to other dairy products, such as butter, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt, among others. It’s even an alternative for some who bathe with it as part of their skin regimen in their adult or senior years.

Yes, milk does a body good. While drinking it has always had clear benefits — from helping you reach the daily recommended dose of calcium to replenishing your body after a workout — there’s more to its impact than you know. Some of it is literally skin-deep.

Some, if not all nutritionists, are cynical about the other effects of dairy in our body, especially to our skin. For instance, milk from cow contains more calcium, protein, and other nutrients that it’s too heavy for human consumption. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ in the body where the toxins flush out—compensating for what the lungs and bowels cannot process out—it can cause a lot of bad effects on it.

Registered dietitian Maria Bella of Top Balance Nutrition says that there are skin problems linked to how much milk or any of the foods made from it is consumed. According to her, there is a very strong correlation between their intake and acne, skin breakouts and aging.

So who’s the culprit? Hormones. She says most of the cows used in farming are actually pregnant cows. The hormones injected to them, such as progesterone and insulin growth factors make their way into the milk we drink. She adds that upon consuming it, the result is increased levels of inflammation, skin breakdown, aging and acne. Also, it can cause excess sebum production, clogged pores, and even skin aging.

To deal with these concerns, simply refrain from drinking milk or eating other dairy products. The nutritionist suggests that removing it completely from the diet will help to determine how the skin responds. It’s best to do it for about 12 weeks or 120 days. This is an average life of a skin cell—just enough to see the improvements or difference.

Because eliminating dairy from your diet means you’re not getting enough calcium into the body, Bella says it’s vital to incorporate other non-dairy food sources that contain the critical mineral. Foods like sardines have a third of our daily calcium intake. Almond milk is loaded with calcium. Fortified tofu is really high, but also, soy beans and nuts have substantial amounts. One cup of dark leafy greens has about 150 milligrams of calcium, so eat more spinach, kale and broccoli.

Another tip for skin health: Supplementation. A daily dose of supplement like NOVUSKIN can complete the nutritional needs of your skin. It’s a complete package of everything you need from these powerhouse foods––collagen, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals––that shield the body from cell damage and even dry skin. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift

OBEYING YOUR THIRST WILL HELP DELAY OLD AGE

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop on your dry skin.

This ironic statement mirrors how it’s, more often than not, taken for granted that people don’t tend to think of it in health or anti-aging terms. They should. After all, this so-called “universal solvent” is mostly equated to as a vital source of “life.”

By and large, water is an extremely important nutrient for survival. Apart from keeping us alive or just quenching our thirst, it has manifold benefits to our bodies so as to keep us healthy and to help reverse the aging process.

Just look at a house plant when you forget to water it, and look again after you do. It is dry, and if left unattended for an extended period, it will eventually die. We are no different. Our body and skin need plenty of water to achieve its optimal function and condition.

Water makes up more than 60 percent of our body weight. Without it, other nutrients in the form of food or supplement won’t be assimilated quickly and efficiently. This liquid matter moves in and out of the cells continuously, thus, dissolving nutrients and carrying them where they need to go. What’s more, water feeds our cells to give the energy we need.

Beyond these basic benefits, drinking enough water also helps us arrest the signs of aging. And these highly manifest in the skin. Dehydration in the biggest organ that covers the body shows in all sorts of ways—dryness, tightness, flakiness. Dry skin has less strength and is more susceptible to wrinkling. Loss of hydration in the long run leads to fine lines formation.

Another positive effect of water is it maintains skin moisture. Also, it is the vehicle for delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells. For soft, moist skin, drinking enough amount of water is very important. It’s natural, thus, more effective and, of course, cheaper than applying moisturizers or other dermatological concoctions.

Removing the wastes of the body is, likewise, a good use of water. This is by way of urine. So, when the intake of this fluid is reduced, the ability of the body to flush out toxins through urination is also diminished. Insufficient taking of water every day can result to repeated urinary tract infections.

Bowels are not enough to remove toxins, especially those that are soluble in water. Lack of water, thereby, causes constipation. When these wastes must then be eliminated through the skin, the increase in toxin levels of the body can cause headaches and fatigue. The attempt by the body to take out excess levels of unwanted chemicals via the skin can also end up to acne and will worsen eczema.

According to many experts, a person should drink about 64 ounces of water a day. Others claim that 1/2 ounce is equivalent to every one pound of body weight to account for all the water loss through the consumption of coffee, alcohol etc. Regardless of numbers, the best way is to drink as much as you can.

Convinced enough to grab your next glass of water, be sure to also drink with it your daily dose of NOVUSKIN LIFT.

This anti-aging food supplement is a complete package of nature’s finest rejuvenating extracts: marine fish collagen, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These essential ingredients work in synergy from within to help prevent premature skin aging, enhance the skin’s elasticity, and lessen the appearance of fine lines.

So, practice proper hydration and take one dose a day of NOVUSKIN LIFT so you can radiate health and beauty inside and out.

#KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift

HAVE FAITH IN A HEALTHY, AGELESS SKIN ROUTINE

Time flies too quickly. And when you woke up early today and you looked at yourself in the mirror, dang! Fine lines on your forehead and down your eyes greeted you a “good morning.” What an unpleasant surprise, indeed.

Well, you might have been very busy at work or any chosen vocation all your life that you’ve somehow not realized that you finally arrived at the twilight years. But it’s never too late to turn back the clock. Anti-aging routines can help you look your age or even better younger.

Thou shall remember that it’s like getting your body into shape. Just because you haven’t exercised before doesn’t mean you can’t start now and see great results. Even if you’ve crossed the thin line that separates the youth and acute times, you can still bring back the glow on your skin and actually undo signs of damage. Below are some of the ways to reverse the signs of aging and make all the difference between the old you to the new you.

Apart from your face, look after the rest of your body, too. The neck, chest, and hands are the key parts that expose your age. Make sure you don’t neglect those areas! If you give them tender loving care, for sure no one will ever know the true age of yours or that senior citizen card kept in your purse.

Moisturize. Following your morning shower sesh, or after you wash your face at night, dab a moisturizer right away to sink in the water in your skin. There are many choices out there, but prefer to choose natural products made from natural ingredients. Make sure to check the labels and watch out for the harmful chemicals in the products. Use a cream over a lotion. This helps your skin look soft and smooth, which can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Moisturize not only your face, but also hands because the skin there is one of the most sensitive parts of your body that deserve proper care.

Since you spend most of your time outdoors, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is the most important thing you can do now for younger-looking skin. While SPF won’t undo the sun damage your skin has already incurred, it’s the best way to prevent more signs of photoaging, like fine lines, age spots, and discoloration. So, whether you soak up the sun or not, better protect your skin with this than feel sorry in the end.

Still not feeling fine with fine lines? Blame it on inadequate skin hydration. Just like your dry throat, your dermal organ also thirsts for water. So, drink a lot of it—ideally eight to ten glasses each day. You also get some water from vegetables and fruits, so include those at every meal.

Supplementation. Supplementation. Supplementation. This is one of the golden rules for healthy and beauty regimens. So, complement your skin routine with a natural anti-aging supplement, NOVUSKIN LIFT. Thanks to its rejuvenating mix of marine fish collagen, plant-derived antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, one dose daily will help repair and rejuvenate the skin from within. This natural anti-aging supplement helps in averting premature skin aging and lessening the appearance of fine lines.

So no need to worry.  The signs of getting old—fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc.––won’t be that early. A dose of NOVUSKIN LIFT a day, helps keep them away. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift #choosenatural

Let’s get physical to reverse the signs of aging

Vitality leads to longevity. Keeping your body strength even in your junior years will reward you with a longer life. So better treat your bones and muscles well earlier, and they’ll treat you well in return later.

 

Exercise is critical for the development of both the muscular and skeletal systems. Muscle strength declines as people age. But studies show that when they flex some of it, they are stronger and leaner than others in their age group. It may even help young ones to lower their risk of chronic pain in the future.

 

With this in mind, always prioritize building and maintaining the good condition of your crucial muscle as you give importance to your overall health. And now’s the time to do it. For sure, it will make a big difference 20 years and beyond down the road of your existence. If not, you’ll be sorry to see yourself having the difficulty, or not at all perform, even the basic actions, such as walking and bending, when you reach the senior age.

 

The skeletal muscles, the fibers anchored to the bones and tendons that allow motion and force, are pivotal to how the body functions. So, if you don’t give these muscles the “tender loving care” they deserve which begin to deteriorate as young as 25 years of age, you’re at risk of injury as well as an array of complications from incontin­ence to weak bones and increased risk for falls that often shortens lifespan in those over 65 years old.

 

Not only does exercise improve the muscle but it also makes the bone to be always in good shape. This living tissue, likewise, responds to a workout exercise by becoming stronger.

 

Young men and women, who engage in any physical activity on a regular-basis, achieve greater peak bone mass (maximum bone density and strength) than those who do not. The mass of bone peaks for most people in their 30’s. After which, they can begin to lose bone.

 

Body conditioning enables them to also maintain coordination and balance. This, in turn, helps to prevent falls and related fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

 

Just as you toil hard to earn money to support your daily needs and save for your retirement, staying active while you’re young is also guaranteeing your future. The more you invest in your muscles and bones, the larger the base you have to function longer.  But please be reminded that it must be done in moderation. Even better, it would be great if you take a natural anti-aging supplement, NOVUSKIN LIFT, after your invigorating workout to maximize your potential in arresting the signs of aging.

 

This natural anti-aging food supplement is so revolutionary with its unique mix of nature’s essentials, such as marine fish collagen, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals––all encapsulated in just one tablet. A gold standard in itself, NOVUSKIN LIFT is formulated with nature’s finest rejuvenating ingredients that work holistically to help repair the skin from within and help prevent premature skin aging.

 

Unleash your inner beauty and youth with NOVUSKIN LIFT—nature’s essentials for the younger-looking you. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuskinLift #ChooseNatural

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Aging is like a roller coaster ride of emotions

As cliché as it may sound, having a positive attitude towards life seals longevity. What more if you have lots of good feelings within you?

A new study published in the journal, Emotion, reveals that staying happy is not only the key to live longer. There are other sentiments where you can draw lengthy life from. If you always get excited, amused, proud or simply cheerful, inflammation throughout your body is more likely at its lowest level. Hence, your vulnerability to illnesses is guaranteed.

In analyzing the role of such variety of feelings to health and aging, researchers from the United States (US) and Germany has the 175 adult-participants (all in their mid-age) to record their emotional experiences daily. For a month, they listed how often and strong they experienced each of the 16 positive (like being enthusiastic, interested and at ease) and 16 negative (such as being scared, upset, jittery and tired) emotions. After six months, scientists tested their blood samples for markers of systemic inflammation, a known risk factor for many long-term health conditions and early demise.

Based on the results, those who felt a wide array of positive emotions daily showed less inflammation than others with a smaller range. Such finding was akin even after researchers controlled for attributes like extraversion and neuroticism, body mass index, use of medication, medical conditions and demographics. But a similar effect did not happen on the other end of the spectrum. So, it didn’t seem to matter for inflammation whether a person consistently experienced many or just a few varieties of negative feelings.

 

According to lead author Anthony Ong, people can optimize these benefits by taking a thorough observation of their emotions. If we imbibe more positive feelings in our lives, he said that it can lead to a daily practice of labeling and categorizing good emotions in cautious terms.

“Pay attention to your inner emotions and be able to mentally recognize situations that make you feel calm versus, say, excited,” said Ong, who is also a professor of human development at Cornell University.

While there are initiatives to control for outside factors, he accepted the fact that there could be surprising grounds why people who experience only few good emotions might have inflammation at a greater level. He said: “It could also be that people with higher inflammation, for some reason, may be the ones who tend to report lower levels of positive emotional diversity.”

 

This latest research, sans showing a cause-and-effect relationship, reinforces the relation of many kinds of happiness and improved health. What a good news, indeed!

 

Feeling overwhelmed? It would be better also if you complement it with positive ways to enhance yourself physically. Take good care of your body and live a healthy lifestyle by working out, avoiding bad vices, and having the right kind of diet. It’s best to also turn to supplementation with NOVUSKIN LIFT.

 

This gold standard in anti-aging boasts nature’s finest rejuvenating extracts and co-factor nutrients that work in synergy to help regenerate the skin from within. NOVUSKINLIFT helps in averting premature skin aging, enhance the skin’s elasticity, and lessen the appearance of fine lines. So, take a tablet of NOVUSKIN LIFT once a day and keep those happy hormones for a younger you. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift

HAVE A BREAK, LIVE LONGER

Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life? You ought to take a countryside retreat in a day or two. If you think you’re not fit well to travel a distance, a staycation in the outlying suburbs in Metro Manila is a better option. After all, going on a hiatus, even if it’s just short-lived, is a great way to destress and, in some cases, contribute to your longevity.

Proof of which are studies comparing the biological effects of vacationing and meditation have found that both options improved stress regulation, immune function and other cellular markers in the blood. The end results? Long-lasting, physiological benefits.

Notable among the bodies of work done was that of the group of scientists from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the University of California in San Francisco. They worked together to determine the effects of both meditation and vacation-induced relaxation on biological markers of aging and gene expression of the 94 female participants, aged between 30 and 60 years old.

Blood samples were taken from all of them immediately before and after the vacation. Their mental conditions, likewise, were tested at the pre- and post-stages of the study, with follow-up surveys taking place one month and 10 months after their break.

For six days, 64 of them—all healthy non-meditating women—were fortunately billeted in a resort. Some, nevertheless, had more planned for them than others. These two groups were then compared to a separate party of 30 meditating women, who are also enrolled in the retreat.

Published in Translational Psychiatry, the study identified significant transformations in expression of genes related to stress responses and immune function across all the three groups. These were attributed to the relaxation they enjoyed while on vacation in the resort. Even a month later, everyone reported enhancements in their vitality and well-being.

What’s more interesting is that those introduced to meditation seemed to sustain their increased chill longer than either the experienced meditators or the non-meditating participants. But those who meditated regularly prior to the study beat the others in measured activity of telomerase, the enzyme that increases the length at the end of our DNA (known as telomeres). Sounds great, especially for meditation buffs, since shorter telomeres are linked with the onset of both stress and aging-related illnesses.

Convincing enough, you now have reasons to book that vacation you’ve been longing for so long, considering that a couple of long weekends are coming up. So, mark your calendar now for that well-deserved hiatus to unwind and get some rest and recreation. Don’t forget, of course, to include in your traveling bag some NOVUSKIN LIFT tablets, apart from your usual dose of medicines.

A formulation of nature’s essentials in one dose, this breakthrough food supplement ups the ante of skincare. NOVUSKIN LIFT natural anti-aging food supplement contains marine fish collage, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These ingredients help repair the skin from within, aids in slowing down premature skin aging, enhances skin’s elasticity, and increases the moisture content of your skin. So, don’t be afraid to take a breather and radiate health and beauty inside out with NOVUSKIN LIFT. #KeepThemGuessing #NovuSkinLift