Does Exercise Really Build Strong Bones? Yes, But Not The Way You Think

January 19, 2020 at 11:08AM “If you run a young pig on a treadmill, the bones get bigger,” says Mark Hamrick, Ph.D., a muscle and bone researcher from Georgia. “But not an old pig.” And what’s true for pigs, alas, is true for humans as well. On the bright side, even though exercise can’t build … Continue reading Does Exercise Really Build Strong Bones? Yes, But Not The Way You Think

Better Together? Collectively, We May Be Just As Smart As The Experts

January 16, 2020 at 01:08PM   The idea of collective intelligence, or “the wisdom of crowds,” rests on the idea that when people put their heads together, the average of their answers is quite often an accurate solution to the problem. But could the collective intelligence demonstrated in things like correctly betting on a sports … Continue reading Better Together? Collectively, We May Be Just As Smart As The Experts

How A Woodworker & Artist Keeps The Creativity Flowing Sans Burnout

January 16, 2020 at 11:12AM  Work in Progress, a spinoff of our popular Holistic Home Tours, zooms in on where and how we work. Join us as we swing by desks, kitchens, studios, and every workspace in between to explore what wellness leaders surround themselves with to feel productive, fulfilled, and successful in their respective fields. … Continue reading How A Woodworker & Artist Keeps The Creativity Flowing Sans Burnout

How Paleo Expert Mark Sisson Uses Ketogenic Eating For Longevity

January 15, 2020 at 08:00AM Mark Sisson—you know him as the founding leader of the paleo movement, a guest on mbg’s own podcast, and the bestselling author of books including The Keto Reset Diet—is back with his latest, long-awaited book release: a ketogenic eating and lifestyle plan focused on longevity. Written with former pro triathlete … Continue reading How Paleo Expert Mark Sisson Uses Ketogenic Eating For Longevity

5 ways to participate in effective activism, according to two experts

January 15, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC As we begin living in 2020, it’s hard not to feel frustrated, confused, and concerned about the state of the world. Less than 48 hours into the new year, the Department of Defense issued a statement announcing a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. … Continue reading 5 ways to participate in effective activism, according to two experts

Call on this swagger-y spirit animal for courage and confidence in 2020

January 01, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC We’re in for a huge dose of clarity in the new year, according to “Rock-Star Shaman” Alyson Charles. Yes, 2020 is all about clear inner vision, and Charles senses a masterful guide coming through right now to help make that vision a reality: the rooster. Consider this spirit … Continue reading Call on this swagger-y spirit animal for courage and confidence in 2020

It’s All Happening: Here’s What 2020 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign

January 01, 2020 at 10:22AM Yesterday, the AstroTwins dove into the major astrology transits that will shape 2020. Today, they’re forecasting what this year will bring for each individual sign. Read ’em and (hopefully don’t) weep. For Aries, nailing the elusive work-life balance will be a worthy challenge in 2020. Article continues below Moral of … Continue reading It’s All Happening: Here’s What 2020 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign

Here’s what kind of ambitious Capricorn you are, according to your moon sign

December 25, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC If you find yourself deep in goal-setting mode at this time of year, the cosmos might have a little something to do with it: The sun is currently making its annual pilgrimage through the zodiac sign of Capricorn, which is associated with all things related to ambition and … Continue reading Here’s what kind of ambitious Capricorn you are, according to your moon sign

Spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts challenges white women to rethink wellness

December 25, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Spiritual activist, speaker, and writer Rachel Ricketts doesn’t shy away from painful truths; on the contrary, she provokes them, painfully extracting uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in order to facilitate transformation and healing. Through this work, Ricketts (who is one of Well+Good’s 2020 Changemakers) aims to dismantle the “racist … Continue reading Spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts challenges white women to rethink wellness

Meet the 2020 Changemakers: These movers and shakers will change the face of wellness

December 23, 2019 at 03:42PM by CWC Ten years ago, boutique fitness studios like SoulCycle and Pure Barre were few and far between, “clean beauty” was of interest to just a niche audience, and we only wore leggings—gasp!—to the gym. Now, the wellness industry is worth an estimated $4.5 trillion—and all projections indicate it will … Continue reading Meet the 2020 Changemakers: These movers and shakers will change the face of wellness

9 controversies and scandals that changed the trajectory of wellness in 2019

December 22, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Jade eggs in 2017, the great 2018 celery juice craze—every year brings a few wellness-related topics that divide the nation. But in 2019, the most buzz-worthy wellness news had a sense of gravity and urgency that sparked people to take action beyond a casual retweet. Some marched in … Continue reading 9 controversies and scandals that changed the trajectory of wellness in 2019

Make room, locally grown—regenerative agriculture is where it’s at for in-the-know foodies in 2020

December 18, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC First, there was the “natural” movement that turned people’s attention to the ingredient labels on their food. Then, there was the push for “locally grown” products and the desire to get to know your farmers. But now that we know the what, who, and where of what’s going … Continue reading Make room, locally grown—regenerative agriculture is where it’s at for in-the-know foodies in 2020

How to know if it’s time to stop therapy, according to therapists themselves

December 17, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Whether you’re processing grief, going through a breakup, or experiencing depression, practically anyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Depending on the type of therapy a person pursues (from standard “talk” therapy to something more focused like EMDR), it can help them get more … Continue reading How to know if it’s time to stop therapy, according to therapists themselves

8 women share the thing they wish they had known before being laid off

December 16, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC In a culture that teaches us to intertwine our self-worth with our jobs, getting laid off can have devastating effects. This year alone, hundreds of thousands have been there. Following the first quarter of 2019, outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced that job cuts totaled 190,410—the highest quarterly total since … Continue reading 8 women share the thing they wish they had known before being laid off

In the future, office design plans will prioritize employee wellness

December 12, 2019 at 06:18PM by CWC I never thought I’d take interior-design inspiration from an office space, but as of late, I’ve found myself spending a number of off-duty hours googling mustard-yellow armchairs and color-coded bookshelves to mimic the chic co-working space The Wing. Workplace design has come a long way in the past … Continue reading In the future, office design plans will prioritize employee wellness

This month’s full cold moon will either be magical or confusing, depending on your sign

December 09, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC The last full moon of the year and the decade, nicknamed the full cold moon, is taking the sky on December 12 at 12:12 a.m. EST. And given that it’s happening in Gemini, you can either  expect a magical and mystical time, or to be incredibly confused. The … Continue reading This month’s full cold moon will either be magical or confusing, depending on your sign

The next frontier in digital fitness is coming to a gym near you

December 05, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Take a look around any gym and you’ll see people consulting phones about what move comes next. Digital fitness has brought expert trainers straight to our fingertips, and with Life Fitness On Demand—the newest launch from the cardio machine engineers at Life Fitness—your treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, and … Continue reading The next frontier in digital fitness is coming to a gym near you