The most hydrating thing to drink after a workout isn’t water

September 27, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC You know those times when you’re, like, really thirsty and water suddenly tastes like the nectar of the gods? If you want to rehydrate after a particularly sweaty workout—and fast—your first instinct might be to turn on the tap and guzzle glass after glass of H2O. But a … Continue reading The most hydrating thing to drink after a workout isn’t water

How I (finally) got myself to stay hydrated, even though I hate drinking water

July 01, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC As a self-proclaimed water snob, staying hydrated is like a waterlogged version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Tap water has a hint of something. Bottled water is a mixed bag. Pretty much the only type of water I will drink is whatever’s handy when I’m absolutely parched, like … Continue reading How I (finally) got myself to stay hydrated, even though I hate drinking water

A pee-tracking app was the golden ticket that convinced me to drink more water

April 16, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the four years I’ve spent writing for Well+Good, it’s that drinking water is mad important—maybe even the most important thing you can do for your health. CBD oil and adaptogens are cool and all, but unlike water, they’re generally not essential … Continue reading A pee-tracking app was the golden ticket that convinced me to drink more water

Yes, it’s really possible to drink *too* much water during a workout

February 15, 2019 at 06:49AM by CWC The importance of staying hydrated—especially when you’re working out—cannot be understated. While it’s not uncommon to see people carrying around gallon jugs of water at the gym, it is in fact possible to overdose on water. Unfortunately, what happens when you drink too much water during a workout … Continue reading Yes, it’s really possible to drink *too* much water during a workout

Had a crappy night of sleep? Try drinking more water

November 06, 2018 at 12:24PM Getting a good night of sleep is basically as important to your health as Zayn Malik was to One Direction—without it, everything eventually falls apart. And now there may be even more reason to prioritize getting those sweet zzz’s. A new study published in the journal SLEEP found a connection between … Continue reading Had a crappy night of sleep? Try drinking more water

Bored with ‘booch? Water kefir’s the new fermented drink you’ve gotta try

November 01, 2018 at 12:49PM For the past several years, kombucha‘s had the probiotic beverage market on lock. But there’s a new fermented drink on the rise that just might give your old fave a run for its money. It’s called water kefir, and it’s even being hailed as—dare we say—the new ‘booch. Chances are, … Continue reading Bored with ‘booch? Water kefir’s the new fermented drink you’ve gotta try

5 drinks to reach for when you’re dehydrated (other than water, because duh)

September 26, 2018 at 09:01AM Yeah, yeah, we all know “drinking lots of water” should be at the top of everyone’s wellness to-do list. But when life gets busy—like, so busy you don’t even have time to prep breadless avocado toast in the morning—it’s easy to forget a trip to the Brita now and then. … Continue reading 5 drinks to reach for when you’re dehydrated (other than water, because duh)

True or false: Milk is completely okay to drink on the keto diet

September 26, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC With eating plans that have a lot of rules—keto, we’re looking at you—come a lot of questions. One top one for beginners: Is milk keto? Because honestly, not everyone can get on board with the whole “butter coffee” thing. Let’s back up for a sec. On the high-fat, … Continue reading True or false: Milk is completely okay to drink on the keto diet

‘Sober’ drinking is finally taking off, no thanks to mocktails

August 19, 2019 at 12:02PM by CWC When I was a kid, non-alcoholic drinks usually meant ordering “virgin” pina coladas and blended Oreo cookie drinks poolside on family vacations in Hawaii. Delicious, yes, but not exactly the healthiest choice to be drinking every single day for a week. So imagine adult-me’s surprise a few years … Continue reading ‘Sober’ drinking is finally taking off, no thanks to mocktails

Make your own full moon water in 5 steps to cleanse and empower yourself for the month ahead

August 13, 2019 at 10:18AM by CWC The moon and I are tight; I have monthly new moon parties with my girlfriends, and I’ve worn the same pair of crescent moon earrings for 18 years. So when I first heard it’s possible to charge your water with the full moon’s energy, I was like, “lol … Continue reading Make your own full moon water in 5 steps to cleanse and empower yourself for the month ahead

Why you should add watermelon to your list of gut-friendly foods

August 06, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Watermelon is in season right now—watch this video for the 411 on its benefits. Maybe it’s just me, but when I think of gut-friendly foods, I typically picture sauerkraut, Greek yogurt, prunes, and anything else that’s rich in probiotics or fiber. So imagine my surprise when I learned … Continue reading Why you should add watermelon to your list of gut-friendly foods

5 of the best recovery drinks to fuel your sweat sessions

July 31, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC These days, I’m looking for water that has super powers. Sure, H2O is fine and delicious on its own, but this humid heat wave—combined with the fact that I’m still getting my workouts in—calls for a little something extra: recovery drinks that have added benefits to just hydration. … Continue reading 5 of the best recovery drinks to fuel your sweat sessions

Need ice that won’t melt in the heat? Freeze watermelon cubes

July 22, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC With temperatures soaring past 90°F throughout much of the country lately, chances are you’re going into the work week with your sunscreen tube seriously used up and your blow dryer stashed away until fall. And guess what: it’s still freakin’ hot out. Ice cubes have long been a … Continue reading Need ice that won’t melt in the heat? Freeze watermelon cubes

Brands are trying to make ‘healthy’ energy drinks a thing—but this expert isn’t totally convinced

July 16, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Energy drinks have traditionally been seen as the beverage version of whipping out a cigarette—you just don’t expect them among the healthy, yoga-doing, green-juice-sipping wellness set. So you’ll understand my surprise at seeing a crop of new energy drinks marketing themselves as better-for-you options. These new options tout … Continue reading Brands are trying to make ‘healthy’ energy drinks a thing—but this expert isn’t totally convinced

11 active first-date ideas that’ll have you swiping left on the usual dinner-and-drinks plan

July 04, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Whether you’re going out with a total stranger from Tinder or a hottie you’ve had your eye on for awhile, there is a lot to think about when it comes to first dates. What will you wear (besides sneakers, obviously)? What will you talk about? Is it a … Continue reading 11 active first-date ideas that’ll have you swiping left on the usual dinner-and-drinks plan