Ever wish there were a vitamin you could take to erase stubborn fat? Good news: Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), dubbed the “liposuction nutrient”, has been found to slow production of lipase, an enzyme that tells the body to store fat. Plus, CLA helps build lean, fat-burning muscle and increases functional strength to keep you nimble as you age. In one study, women who supplemented with the nutrient (a type of fatty acid) for 12 weeks shed 20% of their body fat without dieting or exercise. Aim for 1,400 to 3,000 mg. daily. Try: Uni Key CLA-1000 (UniKeyHealth.com)
The wardrobe tweak to FEEL YOUR BEST
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.