If you ate one too many sugar cookies and your stomach is in knots, hum a holiday tune. Doing so can quash GI pain in a hurry. That’s because the vagus nerve links the brain to organs throughout the body, including the stomach, heart, and lungs. And stimulating this nerve, which is connected to the neck, with just 45 seconds of humming has been shown to help treat a variety of health conditions, including GI distress, depression, and anxiety.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.