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2013 Beauty & Wellness Trends

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jan 14, 2013

Bumps Be Gone

Cellulite NEW

Lets face it ladies, we’ve suffered from cottage cheese cellulite for generations. But now there is a take-home product that produces real results. In a clinical study, 57% of women noticed smoother skin after using BioElixia Body Shaper Cellulite Contour Crème for eight weeks. This powerhouse product uses green tea, caffeine, bran oil, rice and resvestral to deliver results.

Brows are Back!

Big brows are back and ready to show. According to celebrity brow-guru, Anastasia, “Thicker hair is always associated with youth. Stronger brows frame the face and draw the onlooker’s eyes away from crow’s feet. They also emphasize cheekbones.” For women who are not natural brow sculptors, the first step is determine the shape your new brows. Then, pick your favorite brow definer to create the outline, and a powder to darken the hair!

Underwater Spin

Did you think spinning was a land only sport? Underwater spin originated in Europe a few years ago and is gaining in popularity in the U.S. A brand new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology proves that you will sweat and burn more calories while spinning under water than on land. Research also proves that it reduces joint and mental stress and can burn up to 900 calories an hour. Check nearby gyms and wellness centers for “hydrorider” underwater spin classes.

Mobile Fitness Apps

According to a recent survey, 33% of respondents who maintain a healthy, active lifestyle say they use apps to track fitness and food regimens and 2013 promises to be the year of booming technology use for self-fitness. Check out some of the latest and greatest options:

1. Charity Miles allows you to earn money for your favorite charity by running, walking or cycling.
2. MealSnap serves as your virtual nutritionist to instantly calculate the calories of food that your eating. Just snap a pic!
3. GymPact holds you to your goals by paying up when you stay on track and fining you when you fall off the work-out wagon.

The 5:2 Diet

Here’s a new take on the age-old calorie cutting routine. Introduced to the world by BBC’s Eat, Fast, Live Longer, the 5:2 diet plan says, put the calculator down for five days out of the week and eat a diet that is natural to you. On those other two days, eat only 500 calories per day. The theory expresses that a constant state of dieting causes the body to conserve fat rather than burning it. Conversely, the 5:2 diet keeps your body in a state of burning confusion.