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.
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.