During my December trip to Costa Rica, I visited the old town of Nicoya in the Guanacaste region.
Nicoya is one of the five “Blue Zones” in the world where people live the longest while having a great quality of life.
HEALTH AGING – 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives
By JAMIE DUCHARME February 15, 2018
According to scientists, the most likely factors for this longevity are family connections, diet, exercise, and the local environment.
Does this beach paradise hold the secret to long life?
By Robert Howell, CNN “This notion that you have to be rich to be healthy is completely wrong, and in Blue Zones we’re almost wholly seeing longevity among people who would technically be well below the U.S. poverty line,” says Buettner.
Read more and make sure to watch the video. I guarantee you will be amazed and book your next vacation (or retirement place) to Costa Rica.
So if you plan to move to beautiful Nicoya, don’t forget to pack your supply of KENZA beauty products so you can look your best in your 100s (or just order online and we will ship to your address in Nicoya).
I love my Saturdays! Taking time off should be taken without guilt.
Don’t you love the weekend when you get to relax, exercise, spend quality time with your family and friends and most importantly pamper yourself?
After a long week of work managing my business, taking care of my family and figuring out what’s for dinner, I make sure to take some time off and Saturday is my day. On that day, I am neither a mom nor a wife, I am Khadija and I make myself a priority. It may sound selfish but I truly believe that you can always give the best of yourself when you take time to decompress, change your mind and step out of your routine.
What I love is taking fitness classes or working out on my own at Equinox Fitness Club. After working out I love to treat myself, depending on how much time I have, with either a reflexology massage a manicure & pedicure or with a Moroccan Hammam SPA (my ultimate favorite).
Of course I bring all I need: Beldi soap (Moroccan Black Soap), kissa (exfoliating glove), a hair mask, a facial scrub (that I also use as a mask because it has dry rose petals powder, honey and Argan oil. Soon available in our e-store), and my Argan oil, Fusion oil and Eye Serum. Oh, I forgot I soak my hair the night before with my Hair oil Treatment too.
I have to admit that it is nice to have a facility like Equinox where I can do all of this but you can create your own Hammam SPA at home as well. Here is how:
MOROCCAN HAMMAM SPA RITUAL
• In a Moroccan Hammam SPA or your bathroom warm up your body with a hot bath, shower or steam for 10 min to open pores.
• Apply generously (1 tablespoon) KENZA Pure Moroccan Black Soap all over your body. Let it penetrate for 5 to 10 min (it is important to stay in a warm environment). Rinse off with warm water (no soap).
• Rinse the glove and start massaging gently skin (body only) in a circular motion. After few minutes layers of dead skin and impurities will roll off the body onto the “Kissa” exfoliating glove. (Wash and dry your KENZA Hammam Glove).