Purify your water with UV
Need to purify water from dubious sources on the go? Try a water bottle with built-in UV technology. The ultraviolet light neutralizes most viruses, bacteria, and pathogens in clear water. And with several bottles on the market that kill 99.99 percent of viruses and bacteria, it’s never been easier to purify your drinking water wherever you are.
Virtual try-on technology
Want to try on that sweater before you buy, even if you’re ordering form home? Clothing retailers are increasingly implementing virtual try-on technology so the rising number of fashionistas buying online can purchase with confidence (and avoid the hassle of returns). The technology, which uses augmented reality to replicate how an item might fit, can help you find the perfect fit for everything from sunglasses to bras and plenty in between.
As popularity and demand for vegan leather rises, scads more brands are focused on offering fashionable footwear made entirely free of animal products. That goes for big name designers and all-vegan brands alike. From leather-alternative loafers on display in designers’ windows to everyday street styles made of animal-free wool, there are more eco-friendly ways than ever to outfit your feet in style.
Bright light therapy for seasonal affective disorder
With fewer hours of sunshine every day through the winter months, seasonal affective disorder starts setting in for many. Fortunately, studies show that bright light therapy can help boost your mood in the winter. So, grab a light box that mimics the intensity of outdoor light (around 10,000-lux) and place it 16 to 24 inches from your face toward the edge of your field of vision so you don’t stare directly into it, preferably in the morning for at least 30 minutes a day. If you think you may be struggling with seasonal depression, talk to your doctor to see if light therapy is right for you.
If it’s too cold to exercise outside but you don’t have a gym membership or home gym, try bodyweight training. Performed using only the weight of your body, exercises like squat jumps, pushups, and planks can improve general physical fitness, including strength, strength endurance, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. Find a workout regimen that works for you, then perform it for at least 30 minutes four to five times a week to reap the health benefits.
Adaptogenic milk blends
Usually derived from mushrooms or herbs, adaptogens are thought to help your body adapt to stress. Studies suggest they can help alleviate adrenal fatigue, insomnia, and even boost cellular health. And now, you can imbibe them via plant-based adaptogen concentrates from a handful of brands. Just mix with water or nondairy milk and drink up for a healthy and delicious adaptogen boost!