The most comfortable (and *really* cute) podiatrist-approved boots for fall

October 24, 2019 at 05:40PM by CWC I know what you’re thinking—the words “podiatrist-approved” and “cute” are oxymorons, but hear me out. First of all, you know what’s not cute? Limping around a decade from now due to the bad shoe choices of your relative youth. Meanwhile, what is cute is investing in a good … Continue reading The most comfortable (and *really* cute) podiatrist-approved boots for fall

These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

September 05, 2019 at 05:35PM by CWC You’ll find plenty of shoes and sneakers you can wear all day without getting any number of miscellaneous body aches. But comfortable boots (that aren’t unintentionally hideous) are hard to come by. Such practical shoe unicorns do exist, however, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Wondering … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

February 20, 2019 at 02:05PM by CWC You can find a ton of shoes and sneakers that you can wear all day without getting a number of miscellaneous body aches. For some reason, though, comfortable boots—that aren’t (unintentionally) ugly or orthopedic looking—are harder to come by. Such practical shoe unicorns do exist, however—it just requires, … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

10 winter-proof boots that’ll keep you seriously warm (while still looking cool)

January 04, 2019 at 08:30AM Picture this: You just put together the cutest outfit of new holiday picks—sleek leather leggings, an oversized cashmere turtleneck, and your fabulous gold hoops—when you remember the icy tundra that awaits outside of your front door. Um, your old snow boots will definitely cramp this “new year, new you” outfit … Continue reading 10 winter-proof boots that’ll keep you seriously warm (while still looking cool)

The barre class secret to making any pair of heeled boots more comfortable

December 30, 2018 at 04:00AM On a recent Sunday, I rode my bike over to one of my girlfriend’s apartments to eat dinner, which was really just an excuse for her to get me and her new boyfriend together, in the hopes that we’d hit it off. Anyone who has participated in this particular new … Continue reading The barre class secret to making any pair of heeled boots more comfortable

Michelle Obama’s sparkly boots can’t outshine the wisdom she delivered in NYC

December 20, 2018 at 10:37AM Did you see those boots? On Wednesday, with glittery thigh-high Balenciaga boots peeking out of her full-length gown, former first lady Michelle Obama brought some serious holiday sparkle to the stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center—and set the internet ablaze. (Astrologer and writer Chani Nicholas pointed out that Obama, a Capricorn, wore … Continue reading Michelle Obama’s sparkly boots can’t outshine the wisdom she delivered in NYC

This season, hiking boots are for more than hitting the trails

December 14, 2018 at 03:00AM The idea of a “dad sneaker” has always been a little lost on me, personally. When I think back to what my father stomped around in during my childhood, it wasn’t a chunky, white trainer—more often than not, he was clad in some kind of hiking boot. (As were many … Continue reading This season, hiking boots are for more than hitting the trails

These are the heeled boots you won’t hate if you usually live in sneakers

December 11, 2018 at 06:19AM My love affair with sneakers is well-documented. But I wasn’t always like this. Just a couple of years ago, the idea of wearing sneakers anywhere aside from the gym made me feel nauseous. I would strap myself into the most painful shoes, and I took pride in the fact that … Continue reading These are the heeled boots you won’t hate if you usually live in sneakers

The easiest way to break in leather boots (minus the blisters)

September 25, 2018 at 09:48AM So you’re honoring the onslaught of fall weather by treating yourself to a new pair of leather boots. The purchase has you daydreaming about the endless comfy-cute leggings and sweaters combos you’ll rock them with all the season. But then reality hits: Before you can live out this hygge-fied fantasy, you’ll have to … Continue reading The easiest way to break in leather boots (minus the blisters)

Recovery sneakers have arrived, because we all deserve a foot massage after the gym

March 12, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Sneakers are getting smarter. Last year, Nike designers launched the Zoom Vaporfly Elite to make the sub two hour marathon a reality, and On added a little extra bounce to our steps with their pillowy CloudTec soles. The same technology once earmarked for performance, is now laser-focused on recovery. … Continue reading Recovery sneakers have arrived, because we all deserve a foot massage after the gym

Elizabeth Warren won’t be our next president, but we still desperately need a woman in office

March 06, 2020 at 01:10PM by CWC On Wednesday, March 4, a day before Elizabeth Warren announced that she was stepping out of the presidential race and a day after her Super Tuesday performance made it a foregone conclusion that she’d have to, I posted the following meme on my Instagram Stories: A progressive male … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren won’t be our next president, but we still desperately need a woman in office

How to style the OV exercise dress for winter, because we’re team no pants all year round

March 05, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC Many months ago, I packed away my shorts, skirts, and dresses for winter—already wishing that I could rewind the “lazy-hazy-crazy” days of summer and sport them all once more. There’s was one wardrobe exception, though: the Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress ($100) in winter proved too versatile to be … Continue reading How to style the OV exercise dress for winter, because we’re team no pants all year round

I got into a hyperbaric chamber to speed up the healing process—here’s what happened

March 03, 2020 at 11:02PM by CWC What does a hyperbaric chamber do? Watch the video to find out.  We know a thing or two about recovery here at Well+Good. We’ve tried everything from gymnast-led stretching classes to cold compression cuffs. In the latest episode of What the Wellness, host Ella Dove dives into a … Continue reading I got into a hyperbaric chamber to speed up the healing process—here’s what happened

I teach 40 spin classes a classes a week, and these are the 3 things I always do to recover

February 05, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Akin Akman spends 40 hours a week teaching fitness classes. That doesn’t include his own workouts in the gym, or the classes he takes from the other teachers at his new AARMY fitness studio in New York’s Noho neighborhood (a second location also opened in Los Angeles earlier … Continue reading I teach 40 spin classes a classes a week, and these are the 3 things I always do to recover

Finish every workout with this simple move to avoid lower back pain

February 05, 2020 at 07:30PM by CWC Every exercise you do helps to strengthen those beautiful muscles of yours. The only issue is that certain exercises, despite doing wonders, can cause aches and pains in your lower back if you’re not ending your workouts with some glute bridge pulses to combat it. Glute bridge pulses … Continue reading Finish every workout with this simple move to avoid lower back pain

Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

December 29, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC For many, travel experiences exemplify the reward portion of the “work hard, play hard” continuum—and evidence abounds to support the notion: Both solo travel and soloish travel are growing in popularity; engaged couples are opting for honeymoon funds as part of or even in place of more traditional … Continue reading Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

December 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC We rolled up in Sonia’s mom’s minivan, driven by Sonia’s little sister, which simultaneously made me feel teenage and ancient. In reality, I am 28. The Romy and Michelle year. The Grosse Pointe Blank year. The year pop culture declares you show up to your high school reunion Full Adult and … Continue reading Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

This blow dryer is the best thing I bought this year, and it has rendered my straightening iron useless

December 26, 2019 at 04:02PM by CWC Let’s get this out of the way right here at the beginning: I know how absurd it is to spend $400 on a blow dryer. Which is why for two years, I resisted the urge to try the Dyson Supersonic, rolling my eyes at the people who told me … Continue reading This blow dryer is the best thing I bought this year, and it has rendered my straightening iron useless

Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

December 25, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In June 2019, the global beauty market was valued at $532 billion dollars—and it’s growing faster than ever. That means that this year, there were a lot of new launches worth checking out, from new-to-market brands to innovative products that have the power to change your life—or at the … Continue reading Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

How breakfast by candlelight brightens my dark mornings

December 22, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC So many ancient traditions center around lighting candles at this time of year, as the days grow darker and then darker still before the winter solstice on December 21. There’s Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Advent, which I celebrated as a child, and Hanukkah, too. There is … Continue reading How breakfast by candlelight brightens my dark mornings

Make every day merry and bright with this mood-boosting bark

December 19, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Try an herb-filled, colorful twist on traditional holiday bark with this delicious, mood-boosting version.  More than any other time of year, winter is the season when most people are especially in need of a little extra happy. It’s cold outside, the sun is nowhere to be seen (unless … Continue reading Make every day merry and bright with this mood-boosting bark

I’m due to give birth on December 25, and these are the essentials keeping me sane

December 16, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC The first thing I did when I found out I was pregnant—after telling my husband, my mom, and my BFF who had predicted I was knocked up (accurately, it turns out)—was calculate the due date. The big day? December 25, 2019. Beyond hoping it didn’t happen exactly then—give … Continue reading I’m due to give birth on December 25, and these are the essentials keeping me sane

5 expert camping tips every aspirational adventurer should bookmark

December 13, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, a 2012 memoir recounting her solo trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, sparked a movement of female outdoor enthusiasts also taking to the trails. Since then, a profusion of diverse, female outdoor influencers and woman-led outdoor groups have been making al fresco adventures more accessible … Continue reading 5 expert camping tips every aspirational adventurer should bookmark