Polar’s chic new fitness tracker is like having a meditation and recovery expert on your wrist

August 06, 2019 at 10:01AM by CWC When you’re in the market to buy a fitness tracker, your prime incentive for splurging is probably for all the advanced tech that helps you get the most out of your workouts. And while built-in heart rate monitors and calorie burns can be useful in helping you stay … Continue reading Polar’s chic new fitness tracker is like having a meditation and recovery expert on your wrist

If you’re hungry for a bedtime snack, a banana is your best bet

August 04, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Picture this: Here you are rummaging through your kitchen at 10 p.m. looking for a bedtime snack. You’re hungry, but can’t stop doing that thing where you dead-stare into the fridge as you contemplate what you “should” eat. We’ll save you some time and brain power: Grab a … Continue reading If you’re hungry for a bedtime snack, a banana is your best bet

Is at-home ear seed acupuncture actually legit?

August 04, 2019 at 06:01AM by CWC Acupuncture is fairly mainstream, with people turning to it for pain, anxiety, and even fertility. While the list of benefits is long, it can be time-consuming and expensive, which is why when I first heard about ear seed acupuncture, which you can do on your own at home, … Continue reading Is at-home ear seed acupuncture actually legit?

Shimmy on into ‘legs up the wall’ yoga pose for the restorative break your body (and mind) craves

August 03, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC “Legs up the wall” yoga pose, or viparita karani in Sanskrit, may not be part of your standard sun salutation. But if you’re always on the go, go, go, it’s well worth adding to your flow. According to Jessica Matthews,  yoga educator, assistant professor of integrative wellness at … Continue reading Shimmy on into ‘legs up the wall’ yoga pose for the restorative break your body (and mind) craves

Well, this bites: Mosquitoes are more likely to target some people more than others

August 02, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Picture it: You’re having a perfect summer night, sitting around the campfire and laughing with friends. But while you spend the evening slapping away endless swaths of bloodthirsty pests, your pals, for some reason, are able to enjoy themselves unscathed by the unwanted party crashers. Okay, confession: The … Continue reading Well, this bites: Mosquitoes are more likely to target some people more than others

A 107-year-old woman says the secret to long life is being single forever

August 02, 2019 at 12:21PM by CWC Is the key to living a long life… solitude? Bronx resident Louise Signore, 107, credits her longevity to the fact that she’s held on to her status as an independent woman. “I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret,” she told … Continue reading A 107-year-old woman says the secret to long life is being single forever

Make periods less of a literal pain using targeted treatments and strategies for every ache

August 02, 2019 at 08:08AM by CWC In addition to feeling waves of depression and the resurgence Mount Everest-size cystic acne, there’s a surefire sign that tells me Aunt Flo is on her way for a visit: excruciating breast pain. About once a month, I swell up to a regular Dolly Parton, and my two … Continue reading Make periods less of a literal pain using targeted treatments and strategies for every ache

7 myths about the low-FODMAP diet that gut health experts are sick of hearing

August 01, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Everyone likes to giggle when someone farts in yoga class or when they hear the word diarrhea, but having your life continuously affected by digestive problems is far from funny. Always being aware of the nearest bathroom, skipping important events in fear of an upset, eating the same … Continue reading 7 myths about the low-FODMAP diet that gut health experts are sick of hearing

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

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

Meticulous planner or spontaneous spirt? Here’s what you prefer, according to your Myers-Briggs type

July 30, 2019 at 07:55AM by CWC Making plans should be simple, right? And maybe in a perfect world, it would be. Be here in real life, schedules are hard to coordinate given that some people prefer to keep their options open and be spontaneous, while others feel most comfortable having a meticulously laid out … Continue reading Meticulous planner or spontaneous spirt? Here’s what you prefer, according to your Myers-Briggs type

CBD is *technically* legal, but the industry still operates in some major grey areas

July 29, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC December 20, 2018 was a day for the wellness history books: The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. Among other things, this long-awaited document removed industrial hemp from the Schedule 1 controlled substances list, allowing licensed farmers to grow the plant more freely and removing restrictions around … Continue reading CBD is *technically* legal, but the industry still operates in some major grey areas

How a novice herbalist uses plant medicine in her daily routine

July 28, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Want to learn more about the power of plant medicine? Watch the video here. Sometimes grounding ourselves to feel like real humans (rather than an “airy, fragmented all-over-the-place” version of ourselves) requires more than a few deep breaths. For Sara Elise, owner of woman-led and collaboratively run Brooklyn-based … Continue reading How a novice herbalist uses plant medicine in her daily routine

You don’t even need a partner to achieve a tantric full-body orgasm

July 28, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Is it just me, or does it seem like everywhere you turn these days, there’s a new type of orgasm everyone is buzzing (literally and figuratively)? TBH, I’m starting to feel a little like an old lady, shaking my head as I say, “In my day, we only … Continue reading You don’t even need a partner to achieve a tantric full-body orgasm

7 quick cool down exercises that are just as important as your warmup

July 28, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC After checking off my workout, I usually book it out of the gym. I’m endorphin-fueled, hungry, and ready for some post-cardio R&R. Skipping cool down exercises because I’m too impatient and just want to flop down in front of the TV isn’t a sustainable way to work out, … Continue reading 7 quick cool down exercises that are just as important as your warmup

5 questions to ask yourself when you have no idea what you want to do with the rest of your life

July 27, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC This super-fun existential question of what to do when you don’t know what to do with your life is something that many of us of experience at some point (or points). Maybe you find your current career path to be unfulfilling, or you hear the gentle siren of … Continue reading 5 questions to ask yourself when you have no idea what you want to do with the rest of your life

If you’ve ever cried on your mat (and liked it) Yin Yoga is the emo release you need right now

July 25, 2019 at 10:25AM by CWC There’s a reason more-and-more people are turning to fitness as a form of emotional release. We’re living in an era that’s being deemed “The United States of Stress,” where chronic anxiety has become a widespread epidemic, especially for millennials and Gen Zers who are consistently clocking higher stress … Continue reading If you’ve ever cried on your mat (and liked it) Yin Yoga is the emo release you need right now

How to recover from a therapy hangover, because the post-session blues are super common

July 25, 2019 at 07:17AM by CWC I’m new to therapy, but having recently embraced my weekly sessions with gusto, I can say with certainty that I love it. (How could I not? I get to hear myself talk for an hour straight.) Immediately, it felt like a pricey, businesslike vent sesh, and one of … Continue reading How to recover from a therapy hangover, because the post-session blues are super common

The era of sexual self care has brought Big Bush Energy to its climax

July 24, 2019 at 06:48AM by CWC If record-breaking sales of sexual self-care products are any indication, the contents of people’s nightstands are looking a little bit different these days. In late 2018, Well+Good forecasted fast-approaching wellness trends, finding undeniable evidence that Big Bush Energy (and all the self-intimacy that comes along with it) would … Continue reading The era of sexual self care has brought Big Bush Energy to its climax

Fitness tech is becoming laser targeted towards recovery

July 23, 2019 at 08:04AM by CWC Remember when the word “recovery” made you think of athletes nursing an injury on the bench? Yeah, me too—but only barely. Because recently, recovery’s been on the tip of workout enthusiasts’ tongues. In tandem with stretching and cool downs—entire studios and sections of the big box gyms are … Continue reading Fitness tech is becoming laser targeted towards recovery

Save your bucks: Derms say these are the biggest beauty scams worth avoiding

July 23, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC If I had a nickel for every time I told my friends not to waste their money on X, Y, or Z expensive skin-care product, I’d be well on my way to becoming a Kylie Jenner-level billionaire. With a capital B. Because let me let you in on … Continue reading Save your bucks: Derms say these are the biggest beauty scams worth avoiding

Here’s what happened when a hypnotism skeptic tried a self-hypnosis app

July 23, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC “I make myself comfortable, close my eyes, and calmly breathe in…and out.” “Um, what the actual eff is going on?” I wonder before ripping my headphones from my ears. I was deep into my self hypnosis session using the HypnoBox app—a platform for hypnotizing yourself through a variety … Continue reading Here’s what happened when a hypnotism skeptic tried a self-hypnosis app