If your get-up-and-go has gone missing this sunny season, try sipping ginger iced tea twice daily. Australian researchers report ginger can boost metabolism by as much as 20%. Credit goes to gingerol in the root, which is study-proven to increase circulation so cells can soak up more energizing oxygen. Plus, antioxidants in the spice switch on genes that burn fat, according to Stanford researchers. To get the benefits, steep a ginger tea bag in hot water for 8 minutes, pour over ice and sweeten with honey to taste.
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.