Tips to help you be your best in 2014

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by azfamily.com

GMAZ interview by Yetta Gibson

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 12:00 PM

PHOENIX -- If you, like many, are looking to create a new you for the new year, Anna Griffin, editor-in-chief of Coco Eco Magazine, says you needs to start on the inside.

From the inside out

The first step in getting to a healthier you is finding yourself a routine to follow. For your diet, instead of fueling your day with the carbohydrates that are weighing you down, like cereal, bagels and even fresh "green" juice, splurge on protein packed shakes like David Kirsch's Sculpting Green Drink. This delicious shake offers a filling and healthy meal that clocks in at under 225 calories with 25g of protein.

A healthy routine

GoodMouth.com, a subscription-based toothbrush delivery service dedicated to improving health and preventing disease, offers a subscription-based service that regularly delivers fresh toothbrushes perfectly for less than $3 a month! The company also gives back, with every subscription purchased the Giving Goodness program donates two brushes or the equivalent in dental care to someone in need through healthcare nonprofits.

Jump start - shrink to fit

This lower-body firming serum by Soap and Glory called, Sit Tight ($38 at Sephora and www.sephora.com) battles the bulge while you sit! Formulated with an exclusive, patented, pressure-sensitive microsphere technology that releases more caffeine when you're stuck sitting down, this is a must-have product for anyone with desk jobs or anyone who spends a lot of time balanced on their bottoms.
  
Wardrobe essentials

Build a strong foundation of timeless pieces this new year by incorporating must have items that can be paired with almost anything in your closet for a timeless wardrobe. For must have items, you can splurge a bit on great items with true materials that will last you for years.

The perfect up-do'

2014 will see its fair share of the up-do trend. Stick with the classics, for the effortlessly chic look. The Conair® Bun Maker ($5 at mass retailers nationwide) is soft, lightweight and comfortable, with all-day hold. It's so easy to create a bun - just gather your hair into a ponytail, slide the donut-shaped form to the base, spread your hair around it and pin for a fresh take on the traditional bun. And of course, the sleek ponytail - Conair Perfect Pony 4 PC Kit ($5 at mass retailers nationwide) creates volume and lift for your ponytail and is made for all hair types, is easy to use, secure and comfortable.
 
Spa day, every day

Everyday stressors from both your personal life and professional life have such high demands - making no room for the much needed 'me time.'

Coco Eco Mag: www.Cocoecomag.com/
David Kirsch Wellness: www.Davidkirschwellness.com
Good Mouth: Goodmouth.com
Soap & Glory: Sephora and www.Sephora.com
Molton Brown: MoltonBrown.com
Eileen Fisher: Eileenfisher.com

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