La Prairie’s Skin Caviar uses caviar extracts, seaweed protein, algae extracts and amino acids to firm and tone; $200 at Bloomingdale’s in Bridgewater (908-762-2535).
Soothe and soften winter skin with Crema Da Corpo, Tocca’s paraben-free blend of honey, shea butter, coconut and almond oils; $20 at Sephora in Wayne (973-837-0990).
The New Natural reviews scalpel-free, anti-aging options outlined by Weill Cornell Medical College’s Dr. Neil Sadick; $15.99 at Words in Maplewood (973-763-9500).
Don’t let the brisk weather kill your workout. Athleta’s double-diamond sweater is naturally wicking, washable wool; $128 at Athleta in Woodcliff Lake (201-391-1086).
Stretch It Out: Does yoga really relieve anxiety, ADD, colitis and other maladies? Brian Leaf, a self-proclaimed, high-strung, overachiever thinks so. The Paramus native inspiringly and humorously recaps his road to holistic practices in Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi; $14.95 (New World Library).
Take It To The Mat: Whether you are a novice yogi or a head-over-heels pro, Mahwah-based Aurorae’s Synergy mat towel offers a soft place to land. The slip-free design has an absorbent microfiber surface—ideal for hot yoga. It is lightweight and machine washable; $69.95 at auroraeyoga.com.
We asked wellness expert Dr. Lorraine Maita of Short Hills to share super-easy tips for looking and feeling younger in the New Year. Maintaining good health might be easier than you think.
• Get moving! Walk, dance, play sports.
• Soak up 15 minutes of sunshine to lift your mood and produce Vitamin D.
• Sleep 6 to 8 hours to boost growth hormones that keep you slim and strong.
• Relax and meditate. Downtime inspires us to reinvent ourselves and lowers the stress hormone cortisol that makes us fat, flabby and forgetful.
• Eat unprocessed food: fresh or frozen vegetables; wild-caught fish; free-range, grass-fed meat and poultry.
• Set boundaries and let go of obligations that don’t serve you. Do only what’s necessary to bring joy and attain life goals.
The skinny on vitamins:
• Since more than 50 percent of Americans are deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals, everyone should take a multivitamin mineral formula, as well as fish oil and vitamin D.
You’re better without it:
• For some people, eggs, yogurt and milk can cause inflammation, fatigue, joint aches, mucous production, weight gain, gas, bloating and skin breakouts. Most yogurts are loaded with sugar and don’t have sufficient amounts of probiotics to make a big difference.
• Most ketchups and mustards contain high-fructose corn syrup and gluten, so make your own or look for smart alternatives.
• Fat-free products are often thickened with sweeteners and gluten. Some fat is actually essential for good health, so choose fat-free foods carefully.
Dr. Maita (howtoliveyounger.com) is board certified in internal medicine with 18+ years in preventive health and wellness; internal, occupational and travel medicine; and executive health at Fortune 100 companies. She is the author of Vibrance for Life: How to Live Younger and Healthier.Click here to leave a comment