The lymphatic system ferries toxins and fluids throughout the body– but when it gets backed up, waste products accumulate beneath the skin, creating bumps and dimples. Luckily, there’s a relaxing way to revive lymphatic circulation: Brush skin with a dry brush in upward motions, starting at the feet and moving up to the thighs for 3 minutes a day. The massage stimulates the lymph system to expel the toxins that create cellulite. The result: smoother legs that will have you slipping into shorts with confidence.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).