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The Healthy Upgrade Team of Brooke Shields tells all.

With the demands of work and family life, it can be challenging for any woman to maintain beauty and fitness routines. As a result, women sometimes compromise their overall health and wellness in order to have a nice figure, radiant skin or a Hollywood smile.

A celebrity and a working mother, Brooke Shields especially knows that life’s juggling acts can hamper one’s appearance as well as physical and mental health. However, Shields strives to stay healthy in all aspects of her busy lifestyle.

Showing women they can have it all, and helping Shields achieve total wellness without making sacrifices, is Brooke’s Healthy Upgrade Team. The team consists of three experts, celebrity beauty guru Jeanne Yang, celebrity fitness trainer Stacey Griffith and myself, Dr. Michele Dozier, a practicing dentist. The three of us provide Brooke Shields with advice to enable her to look and feel her best on camera and off. And through the Internet at www.colgatetotal.com, we bring the same tips to women everywhere.

Moms worldwide can now emulate the latest beauty trends, regardless of what their schedules look like. Brooke’s Healthy Upgrade Team shares celebrity secrets and credible insight so on-the-go moms don’t have to compromise a single moment with their little ones— or on the job— to look and feel great.

By visiting www.colgatetotal.com, women receive access to advice on balancing health and beauty. The site’s “healthy upgrade” tips are easily incorporated into a daily routine, making it practical and simple for busy mothers to achieve and maintain overall wellness.

Jeanne Yang is one of Hollywood’s top beauty and fashion stylists, with several celebrity clients along with Brooke Shields. Also the mother of 5-year-old twins, Yang relies on easy beauty and style tricks that grant moms like her and her clients ample family time.

Here are some of Yang’s quick tips:

  • Carry a small bottle of jojoba oil, which serves multiple purposes for women on the go. Rub the oil into the nails and cuticles to moisturize the hands. Or, apply a few drops to your hair in order to help you sweep your mane into a sleek ponytail or bun.
  • To maintain supple skin and a tanned look, mix a bronzing lotion with body lotion and self-tanner. This also allows you to skip the application of foundation on the face, yet still achieve a bronzed and even skin tone. (Yang used this technique on a magazine shoot with Shields.)

Find out more from Yang, like which accessories go with different garments or how to upgrade your makeup routine, by visiting the beauty buff’s section online. Yang even addresses ways to extend the life of a manicure, which aids women who balance a career and family.

Stacey Griffith is a fitness veteran and founder of SoulCycle, a premier indoor cycling studio. She regularly trains celebrity clients like Shields and approaches fitness with an eye on the body and mind.

Here are some of Griffith’s fitness tips:

  • Turn on the music and dance. You can even strut your stuff while you wash dishes or fold laundry. Dancing provides a cardio boost to your day and helps burn body fat. One of Shields’s favorite pastimes is dancing with her children.
  • Get a workout while you clean. When standing by the sink, grab a sponge with some soap and begin making tiny clockwise circles as you emulsify the bubbles under soft running water. Then increase the pace and make the circles a bit bigger. Switch hands, rinse and repeat. These moves strengthen the biceps, triceps and pectoral muscles if done repetitively.

As part of the wellness team, Griffith reveals online how to minimize stress, schedule workouts, properly tone and achieve other fitness benefits.

As the director of operations for the Maryland Children’s Oral Health Institute and an associate dentist for Valley Dental Pediatrics in Baltimore, Maryland, I’ve provided Brooke Shields with oral care expertise to support her in keeping her healthy, white smile. My goal is to educate all women about acquiring the bright smile they crave in a healthy way.

Here are two ways to do just that:

  • Take a break from tooth-staining antioxidants, such as blueberries and cherries. Instead, try eating oranges, pineapples and kiwis. Each type of fruit is rich in antioxidants that are recommend by dieticians and are less likely to stain your teeth.
  • Look for a toothpaste that protects against problems like plaque, tartar accumulation and gum inflammation.

Want to know how you can keep drinking your savory glass of red wine, sans the stains? What should you do when you can’t brush after eating? Answers to these and more oral care questions await you online with my expertise as part of Brooke’s Healthy Upgrade Team.

Along with Yang and Griffith, I am delighted to form Brooke’s Healthy Upgrade Team. From celebrities to everyday moms, women are always looking for ways to better themselves. When we experts help women to feel and look great, then we feel accomplished.