Each month we feature a short editorial from one or more of our strategic partners containing useful information related to work and life.
In October, organic beauty salon, Elana Jade, and fitness club, Club 360, offer tips on curing sun damage and looking after your heart
1) Elana Jade – 3 important steps to cure sun damage
Sun rays can damage the DNA and the genetic material of the skin cells deep in the dermis layer. As a result, these cells become dysfunctional and may not adequately produce collagen causing the skin to sag, which creates lines and wrinkles. If these damaged cells do not renew properly the skin becomes thick, dull and sallow. Trying to protect itself from the sun, the skin produces the melanin pigment to absorb ultraviolet light, which results in sunspots. So how do you avoid this?
Step 1: Exfoliation
Exfoliation or peeling rids the skin of damaged cells and allows it to absorb moisture and nutrition more readily. Exfoliation of the skin’s top layer has also shown in many studies to stimulate production of new collagen in the deeper dermis layers thus helping to improve the signs of photo-aging.
Step 2: Daily Concentrated Serum
When skin becomes dehydrated its barrier against environmental hazards and free radicals is very low. This makes the skin more susceptible to damage and ageing. To boost your skin’s moisture and protection level you can choose a serum with a strong antioxidant. Antioxidants act as a magnet for moisture and creates the ideal environment for healthy and beautiful skin.
Step 3: Improve your Diet
Beautiful skin comes not only from cosmetics, but, also from a healthy diet rich in vitamins. In fact, whatever sophisticated topical treatments you apply, you won’t get high quality results without providing your skin with the vitamins and minerals vital for its function and youth from within. Your diet should include fruits, vegetables and “good” fats like fish, olive oils, and flaxseed oil. Please avoid processed foods, especially those high in sugar.
2) Club 360 – Looking after your heart!
Show your ticker a little love with these strategies:
*Get at least 7 hours sleep- Those who have an average of 6 or fewer hours have higher levels of inflammatory markers than those who are well-rested.
*Keep up with your exercise– not every session has to be the hardest but it is important to keep moving every day by incorporating more walking (e,g walking up the stairs or to work) with regular weight and cardiovascular training.
*Eating more thoughtfully– having the right nutrition plan can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease. Here are some tips on how to improve your food intake: Controlling your portion control. eating more vegetables and 1 to 2 pieces of fruit per day, be selective with your grains, limit unhealthy fats and eating more healthy oils.
*Embrace your ‘time out’– stress management should be a part of your daily life as chronically elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol is linked to cardiovascular disease. Try different ways of reducing your stress levels, such as meditation, deep breathing, or reading something not work related to help cool the stress.
How I Got Here: Tia Haygood
If you were to tell me that I would be an entrepreneur in a country 11,000 kilometers from my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, I would have laughed. Yet here I am running my own business, TopTia Photography. I officially moved to Japan in 2011 as an English teacher, biding my time before graduate school. […]Published on 1st March 2017
History of FEW Series: Illustrating Women in the Workplace
In celebrating 35 years of empowering women in Japan, FEW has been looking back on our unique collection of FEW historical items and information. One of our favorites is the FEW 20th Anniversary Newspaper, which highlights the early years of our organization. This newspaper is full of great mentions, interviews and historical anecdotes, all of […]Published on 1st March 2017
February Meeting Recap: Lean In: Japanese Women
By Lisa Matsumoto, Public Relations & Communications Intern On February 9th, FEW members and guests leaned in to listen to our guest speaker, Rena Suzuki, co-founder and leader of Lean In Tokyo. Lean In is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their ambitions. Lean In Tokyo helps women gain confidence and take an active […]Published on 1st March 2017
February 2017: Welcoming our new FEW Members
This month, we are proud to welcome five new members to the FEW community! Our members hail from all over the world and have diverse and unique experiences to share with FEW. As the go-to place for personal and professional learning and connection, we’re constantly inspired by our members. If you’re interested in FEW membership, click here for […]Published on 10th February 2017
Q&A with Rena Suzuki, Co-founder and Leader of Lean In Tokyo
Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Leaning In’ in the workplace, we’re featuring a Q&A with speaker Rena Suzuki, Co-founder and Leader of Lean In Tokyo. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into the respondent’s personality. Here, Rena reflects on following her passion, the power of connection, […]Published on 6th February 2017
The Art of Pricing and Negotiation
Join us for the fourth Women’s Start-Up Club meeting on Wednesday, March 29th, where we’ll learn about the "art of pricing and negotiation" in an interactive workshop featuring Vanessa Oshima, General Manager, Women's Category, at Nike Japan.
Midweek Lunch Mixer at Le Petit Marché
Join us for delicious food and great networking on Thursday, March 30 for our monthly midweek lunch gathering at Le Petit Marché in Roppongi.
Unveiling Japan: New Themes in Travel & Tourism
Get the inside scoop on tourism in Japan as Chiara Terzuolo and Rie Miyoshi, two travel industry experts, discuss how Japan is promoting tourism in the run up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as well as new business opportunities in the industry and their top picks for Golden Week.
Special Lunch Mixer in Midtown Park
Join us for delicious food and great networking over a picnic in Midtown Park on Thursday, April 20, at a special edition of our monthly midweek lunch gathering.