Ditch social for support
Looking for support and encouragement? Put down your phone and connect in-person for a boost of positivity. Because studies show that while social media interactions offer a great way to stay connected, they don’t help alleviate feelings of depression, social isolation, and anxiety like in-person interactions. Log off and safely meet a friend for coffee or a walk in the park. Inviting an extra friend or two may be even more effective at lifting spirits!
Plant-based yogurt goes Greek
Miss that thick, creamy consistency of Greek yogurt since ditching dairy? Then dig into one of the new vegan Greek yogurts hitting the market. Made from ingredients like coconut or almond milks, they’re richer and thicker than typical non-dairy yogurt and still have all the protein and live and active cultures you crave. Spoon some up as an afternoon snack or use it in recipes for that thick Greek-style yogurt consistency and tang.
Learn to cook online
Because of COVID-19, a lot more people are cooking at home these days. And plenty of shops, educational sites, even rental sites have popped up to offer assistance via online cooking classes. Sign up to learn the basics, discover a new cuisine, or just mix it up on date night from the safety of your own kitchen. Put some new tools in your culinary tool belt and get cooking!
Zap your muscles for strength?
Electrical muscle stimulation (or EMS) workouts have been gaining traction across the country. For these high-tech workouts, you exercise in a special suit hooked up to electrodes in an effort to better stimulate muscle growth in a shorter amount of time using electrical stimulation. But does it work? Studies suggest it’s no more effective than high intensity training sessions at building lean muscle mass, but could help keep time spent in the gym to a minimum as it seems to be a more efficient (if expensive) form of exercise.
Jewelry that does good
These days, consumers increasingly want their purchases to contribute to a cause, and that goes for accessories, too. Fortunately, there are many jewelry and accessory brands that use their profits to do good. From funding ocean cleanups to supporting environmental protection, helping exploited women to feeding hungry kids, you can feel good about accessorizing with more brands than ever.
Reusable menstrual products
From menstrual cups to reusable underwear with built-in absorption, There are a plethora of brands and products hitting the market that aim to help those who menstruate reduce the massive amount of waste feminine hygiene products create (close to 20 billion items every year) and feel better about their cycles. Ditch disposables and try one of the many solutions on the market that help reduce your footprint on a monthly basis.