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Fresh and Ready: Keeping Fresh After A Lunch Time Workout

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By Rachel Derry
Staff Writer LIFamilies

So you have decided to make the most of your lunch time breaks by working out a bit and keeping fit. There are many great plans for you to follow; breaking down your 30 minutes allotted into very precise amounts of time for each part of your work out. 4 minutes to warm up: 16 minutes of aerobic exercise: 6 minutes strength training: 2 minutes to fly through the locker room in each direction. If you get this schedule down pat you'll be on track for getting healthy and fit in a timely manner.

Just remember though, after the running pace of your speedy work out, you still need to end up back at your desk and on task for the rest of your day. It's a guarantee that sitting at your desk feeling sweaty and uncomfortable is one sure-fire way to ensure a distracted afternoon. To go with your new workout routine you'll want to start a new "beauty regiment" at work that will help you feel both revitalized and refreshed after a good lunchtime session.

Be sure to take care of any make-up situations before you work out. If you wear makeup daily that will streak and blotch from sweating you'll want to wash your face before you head out. This will not only keep your makeup from going awry, but it will also stop your face from breaking out. When your pores open to sweat, they let in the makeup and dirt causing irritation and clogging. Once you're cooled off and cleaned up, you'll have a natural glow from your workout and can then reapply a light powder foundation if you're more comfortable that way.

Clip up your bangs and scrunchy up your hair for a hair-free workout that also won't damage your do. By keeping your bangs up they're less likely to get wet and flattened by sweat. Tying your hair back with a cloth tie or scrunchy will stop your hair from getting in your way without leaving bumps and crimps. Once you're done and your hair is down, apply a little powder to your roots. Fluff it in and brush it through. This will absorb the extra sweat and oils from your workout, repelling that "greasy" look that can follow an intense workout.

Always bring extra! Bring an extra pair of undies, of stockings, and deodorant to keep you feeling fresh after an exceptionally sweaty routine. Also, keep a wash cloth on hand to clean away any excess sweat and dirty from your face, neck and under arms. Bring in a hair dryer with a cool setting to expedite your cooling and drying process; cool dry your hair, get rid of the red in your faces, and bring your body temperature back down to normal.

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