Fragrances for wellness
Ditch traditional perfume and try a fragrance designed to be rejuvenating, uplifting, or energizing. They’re called wellness fragrances, and they’re part of a new wave of beauty products designed with wellness in mind. After all, scent is effective at impacting your emotional state, so why not opt for a fragrance that’s not only pleasing to the nose, but possibly to the mind as well?
Home health tracking
Take health tracking a step further with a home health station or health-tracking system. Several brands offer options, from at-home urinalysis kits that suggest personalized food and lifestyle tips to sleep tracking mats and smart scales (with apps) that offer ultra-accurate body composition tracking. While you’ll still have to put in the work, these products can help you optimize your health so you can be your best self, from home!
Tart cherry juice for fitness recovery
Tart cherry juice (or capsules) may be the unsung hero of workout recovery. In fact, studies have found that drinking tart cherry juice may alleviate muscle pain during and after exercise, reduce muscle damage and inflammation, and accelerate recovery. Plus, the juice of sour cherries may contribute to lowered cholesterol—thanks, in part, to its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties—and better sleep.
Crafting for positive wellbeing
Crafting can bring calm by encouraging you to slow down and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that taking time to create something, be it a painting or a scarf, can significantly reduce feelings of anxiety and promote positive wellbeing. In one study, crocheters reported feeling calmer, happier, and more useful after crafting. If you’re new to creative endeavors, get started with a subscription service that will deliver craft projects (and a sense of calm) right to your door.
Jamu juice to reduce inflammation
Move aside golden milk, Jamu juice just might be the new “it” beverage. This traditional Indonesian herbal tonic is easy to make using simple ingredients like turmeric root, ginger, lemon/lime, coconut water, and honey, and may offer powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Although it’s typically served cold, don’t hesitate to heat it up. Either way, you’ll enjoy a healthy taste of Bali.
Okra for gut health
This oddly-shaped green vegetable so popular in Southern cuisine is not only chock-full of nutrients, but is great for digestive health, too. That’s thanks to loads of dietary fiber that serves to clean the intestinal tract. But what about that thick and slimy texture? That’s good, too. Called mucilage, the slippery coating can bind to and carry toxins from the liver as it digests. So, roast it, grill it, or cook it in a skillet for a tasty and gut-healthy dish.