Marie Osmond Has 5 Tips for Beating Stress — And They’re All 100 Percent Doable
Keep cool this season.
Memorial Day is coming up, which is the unofficial start of summer. While the beginning of summer means fun in the sun, it can also mean seasonal stresses. Whether you’re the designated barbecue host, the vacation planner, or the head of lawn care in your household. summer can be busy. But it’s important to remember that you deserve to relax and enjoy the season, too. Here to help: Singer, television personality, and ‘glam-ma’ Marie Osmond. Keep reading to see the wellness strategies that help her step into summer with joy.
What Memorial Day Means to Marie
Like many Americans, Marie Osmond, 63, sees Memorial Day as more than the start of summer: It is also a time to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.
“Memorial Day causes me to focus my attention on those we’ve lost, their families and on our veterans and the incredibly important work they’ve done,” says Marie, who observes the holiday by entertaining a house full of loved ones — which, she admits, takes a lot of stamina.
“Luckily, I have more energy than ever,” she laughs, crediting Nutrisystem for helping her maintain a 50-pound weight loss and putting pep in her step. “Every decade, our bodies change, but we can feel better in our 60s than we did in our 40s.” Here, her tips for a healthy summer.
Energize and Invigorate With a Massage
“As we get older, our lymph system is so important to keeping us healthy,” Marie says. “When your lymphatics aren’t working, it’s like a toilet that doesn’t flush: It just gets toxic in there. So I like to splurge on a lymphatic massage to keep everything moving.” An easy at-home remedy: Follow these body massage techniques for your upper and lower body. This may flush excess fluid and toxins from tissues and help alleviate swelling and discomfort.
Get Radiant Skin With Coconut Oil
“Coconut oil is great for your skin,” Marie enthuses. “When your skin is moisturized, your makeup looks so pretty. So I always start with a good moisturizer. Coconut oil or jojoba oil are best because they are very similar to our natural facial oils — and super-hydrating.”
Maintain a Healthy Weight With Portable Snacking
“My journey isn’t about being skinny,” Marie says of maintaining her weight loss. “I’ve learned we need to love ourselves and take care of our health so that we have the best quality of life. That’s all I want: to have energy to do things with my husband. For that, I always have Nutrisystem bars with me (Buy from Nutrisystem, pricing based on plan). Whether they are the coconut ones or the chocolate graham bars, they keep me having energy so I don’t dip and think, Oh, there’s a candy bar.” Marie also loves swapping in apples or cucumbers with soy sauce and antioxidant-rich wasabi. “They’re craveable, healthy treats!”
Whiten Teeth With a Water Flosser
“We don’t realize how important gum health is to our body, but keeping them clean and healthy is so important to our overall health,” Marie says. “That’s why I use a Waterpik. I have one that I travel with and use every day. My teeth are whiter because when your gums are healthy, your teeth get whiter. It feels great knowing that my teeth are clean and healthy” (Buy from Amazon, $31.12). Not only is a water flosser great protection against periodontitis and gingivitis — it’s also more effective at removing plaque than regular flossing, says a study published in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
Soothe the Soul With Girl Time
“I just love my low-maintenance friends,” Marie smiles as she talks about her nearest and dearest. “My best people are the people I may not talk to for a while, but as soon as I do, we pick it up just like that! I love my high-maintenance people too, don’t get me wrong, but the low-maintenance ones are the ones that I seem to lean on the most, personally, because we know we are glued together. They know I’m always here — even if I haven’t seen them in a while, there’s still always that connection. And that just brings so much peace and never fails to lift my spirits.”
Over 50? Check Out Marie’s New Diet Plan
With over a decade of weight loss success under her belt using Nutrisystem, Marie is always excited to try — and share about — their new offerings. But she is extra enthusiastic about their new program, Complete 55, because she helped design it.
“I’ve been with Nutrisystem for 16 years now, and they are such a great organization,” she says. “They sincerely want to help women, especially because our bodies change so much as we get older. When you’re over 50, you get that stubborn middle fat, and weight loss is difficult.”
Complete 55, a program designed for women over 50, answers that problem. “It has a holistic approach to weight loss that includes resting, stress relief, and meals: the kinds of things that, when put together, really help the body lose the weight — and it works! There’s nobody better than Nutrisystem and their team as far as coming up with solutions.” Find out more at Nutrisystem.com.
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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.
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