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

Megan Rapinoe shares her winning food philosophy that keeps her energy up on and off the field

July 24, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The average soccer player runs seven miles a game (!), and if this summer has made anything clear about the U.S. women’s national soccer team, it’s that they are definitely above average. Imagine if you went into your workouts with as much energy  as these women brought to … Continue reading Megan Rapinoe shares her winning food philosophy that keeps her energy up on and off the field

Aw crap, was drinking coffee before my workout a terrible idea?

July 09, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Coffee is probably the closest substance we have on earth to actual magic. Just one daily cup provides all kinds of health benefits: it may protect your peepers from glaucoma, decrease your lifetime risk of cancer, and even potentially reduce your risk of an early death. A 2014 … Continue reading Aw crap, was drinking coffee before my workout a terrible idea?

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

How to take charge of your sexual energy and revolutionize your sex life

June 10, 2019 at 07:38AM by CWC We’ve all heard the maxim that you can’t really love someone else until you love yourself. A few prominent experts contend the same logic applies to sex, sexual energy, and your identity as a sexual being. And really, it makes sense: “The most important sexual relationship you will … Continue reading How to take charge of your sexual energy and revolutionize your sex life

8 natural ways to keep your energy up without resorting to coffee

June 07, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC So you’ve decided to give up caffeine—good for you (and godspeed). There are a ton of reasons why people give up coffee and other forms of caffeine, whether it’s to help with anxiety symptoms or to stop feeling such a crash in the afternoon. But whatever your reason, … Continue reading 8 natural ways to keep your energy up without resorting to coffee

How to keep your energy up when trying an elimination diet, according to doctors

June 03, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC If you suspect that you have some kind of food allergy or intolerance, there’s one thing that basically every doctor will recommend: an elimination diet. The whole process of nixing popular irritants such as eggs, dairy, gluten, corn, soy, sugar, alcohol, coffee, and nightshades (phew!) and slowly adding … Continue reading How to keep your energy up when trying an elimination diet, according to doctors

Paging the career guru: My coworker friend is becoming an energy vampire and my work is starting to suffer

May 29, 2019 at 12:47PM by CWC It’s great to have friends at work—really, research proves it!—but when friendship means your coworker’s personal life takes up more of your mental space than that report due next week, that’s an issue. In this week’s Good@Work column, career expert Amy Odell—whom you may know as the former editor (AKA … Continue reading Paging the career guru: My coworker friend is becoming an energy vampire and my work is starting to suffer

Have a drink with your blooms for the ultimate plant-lady self care

May 29, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Calling all dedicated, multitasking plant parents! Ever wonder how to incorporate your own self care into your routine for caring for your blooms? (Because anyone with a fauna family to call their own knows it can be a time-consuming effort.) It’s certainly possible, and the latest recent episode … Continue reading Have a drink with your blooms for the ultimate plant-lady self care

6 low-sugar electrolyte drinks for fast rehydration after everyday workouts

April 26, 2019 at 11:09AM by CWC The first time I was made aware of electrolyte drinks, I was a kid and my parents were pushing Gatorade on me after soccer practice. These days, the neon beverage is still handed out on the sidelines of marathons and plenty of special waters are branded with “extra … Continue reading 6 low-sugar electrolyte drinks for fast rehydration after everyday workouts

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

This ACV-spiked drink keeps a Peloton master trainer energized all day

April 10, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC As someone who works out regularly, I try my best to be a good healthy person and hydrate properly. So I’m constantly lugging my trusty water bottle around and refilling it (and consequentially, peeing) like it’s my job. But I’m also a human—which means that I sometimes get … Continue reading This ACV-spiked drink keeps a Peloton master trainer energized all day

For the love of energy, why am I TATT (tired all the time) despite sleeping 7 hours every night?

March 01, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I have not experienced every sensation available in the human experience, but I imagine persistent exhaustion—one I most definitely have felt—is up at the top of the list of the most terrible feelings. To paraphrase a prolific poet of my generation (memes in general), being an adult means telling … Continue reading For the love of energy, why am I TATT (tired all the time) despite sleeping 7 hours every night?

How ‘Star Wars’ inspired this Brooklyn energy worker

February 27, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC As Black History Month comes to a close, Well+Good introduces Wellness in Color, a new series highlighting prominent wellness practitioners of color who are doing healing work in their communities. Featuring conversations led by Latham Thomas, a Well+Good Council member and the founder of Mama Glow, these stories will … Continue reading How ‘Star Wars’ inspired this Brooklyn energy worker

Waking up at 3 a.m.? Your energy meridians might be triggering that alarm

February 21, 2019 at 02:15PM by CWC Real talk: My body clock has not been working with me and my Eastern Standard Time way of life lately. I’ve been sending out middle-of-the-night texts like I’m in college again, just searching for a soul to communicate with and help me pass the time. Not even my trustiest … Continue reading Waking up at 3 a.m.? Your energy meridians might be triggering that alarm

True or false: Drinking too much coffee can cause a magnesium deficiency

February 11, 2019 at 08:35AM by CWC Like a lot of people, I’m a big coffee drinker. Sometimes just the promise of a frothy oat milk latte is what gets me out of bed when it’s cold outside and I’d rather hit the snooze button. Which is why I wasn’t exactly thrilled when a friend … Continue reading True or false: Drinking too much coffee can cause a magnesium deficiency

Get ready for things to get awkward, because there’s some intense sexual energy coming your way

December 23, 2018 at 04:00AM After all the presents are unwrapped (if you’re into that kind of thing), there’s another cosmic gift coming your way this holiday week, says astrologer Jennifer Racioppi—in the form of sultry and sexually charged energy. Here’s her day-by-day advice for making the most of it, no matter what your sun sign … Continue reading Get ready for things to get awkward, because there’s some intense sexual energy coming your way

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)

Despite all the evidence, it’s still hard to let go of the ‘period syncing’ myth

July 30, 2019 at 10:18AM by CWC It’s a well-known trope in pop culture that when you put a bunch of people with uteruses together in the same house, dorm, or office (or basically anywhere near each other) on a regular basis, their menstrual cycles will sync up like magic. Everyone suddenly starts PMS-ing at … Continue reading Despite all the evidence, it’s still hard to let go of the ‘period syncing’ myth

How to use foods that make you sleepy to your advantage

July 12, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC From the parenting trick of lulling kids to sleep with a pre-bedtime glass of milk to avoiding caffeine after hours so you aren’t up all night counting sheep, there’s no denying that there’s a connection between food and sleep. Sometimes this is a gift, and sometimes it’s a … Continue reading How to use foods that make you sleepy to your advantage

People love taurine for its exercise-boosting potential—but is it legit?

June 09, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Trying to hit a new PR at the gym? Sometimes breaking through a performance plateau can be frustrating—which is why some corners of the internet would recommend turning to supplements like taurine for a boost. So what is taurine? “Our body makes taurine on its own and it … Continue reading People love taurine for its exercise-boosting potential—but is it legit?