Turns out losing pesky fat around your midsection is easier and cheaper than you may think: Simply sip an 8-oz. glass of water spiked with 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar daily. The sip’s acetic acid has been proven to switch on fat-burning genes and balance blood sugar to dial down appetite. Those are effects that have helped study subjects effortlessly lower their daily calorie intake by 275 with no other lifestyle changes. The payoff: You’ll shed up to 10% of your body weight (including stubborn belly fat!) in six weeks.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.