You know how they say that it takes 30 days to make or break a habit? While establishing truly engrained healthy habits into your daily routine may differ for every individual, we’re quite certain it’s possible that successful new habits can really make a positive difference in your life. After all, you’ve got nothing to lose, and a whole lot to gain. Perhaps you’re not on board with the “New Year, New Me” rhetoric, and frankly, we get it. Transformation takes more than just a new calendar year.
In order to implement healthy changes and improve your lifestyle, you don’t have to wait for a new year, a new month, or even next Monday. A new year may feel like a fresh start, and also a kick in the butt to finally take action. While your extensive list of resolutions for this year may include a whole range of goals from financial to travel, make sure that a few health items make the top of your list, as health is truly the greatest wealth and it must remain a priority, especially as we age. Now, with that being said, let’s dive into the Amandean self-love rituals for 2020.
#1 A Daily Nutrition Habit: Anti-Aging Collagen
As we head into the new year, Collagen remains the graceful aging protein on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Collagen’s place in the world of nutrition has been recognized for decades and has only recently become all the buzz in the beauty industry as everyone’s favorite ingredient. So, if you’ve already started enjoying collagen peptides as part of your daily routine, keep it up! On the other hand, if you’re not quite familiar with the powerhouse health & beauty benefits of adding a scoop of collagen powder to your drinks or recipes, keep reading!
Before we get into details, let’s offer an accurate definition of what collagen actually is: collagen is one of the most prominent proteins in our bodies required for its normal functioning. Although produced naturally, the production of collagen decreases significantly after the age of 25 due to the aging process in addition to environmental & lifestyle factors, leaving us responsible for getting collagen from other sources. The word collagen is actually derived from the Greek word kolla, meaning glue, which is precisely collagen’s main role in human health. Collagen is primarily a structural protein, responsible for the integrity and strength of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, skin, gut lining, blood vessels, as well as hair, nails, and teeth.