Everything you need to know about doing yoga during pregnancy

July 19, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As someone who views fitness as a non-negotiable part of my day to day, I’ve always vowed that I will remain active whenever I decide to get pregnant. Although I’ve seen pregnant women sweating beside me in all sorts of workout classes, the one I’ve always assumed is … Continue reading Everything you need to know about doing yoga during pregnancy

How thinking about death became the ultimate practice for living well

July 18, 2019 at 10:10AM by CWC “Don’t forget. You’re going to die.” The notification pops up on my phone five times a day. In the middle of checking my email, scrolling through Instagram, or going down a rabbit hole of “the grossest challenges ever attempted on Fear Factor” or “the hottest animated characters of … Continue reading How thinking about death became the ultimate practice for living well

This 12-minute hamstring workout will make every other fitness move easier

July 18, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC https://youtu.be/6TfZxvb3gRM Hamstrings don’t get nearly the credit they deserve. They’re responsible for extending your legs and bending your knees, which are part of practically every movement you do on a day-to-day basis—especially when you’re in the gym. While your hamstrings may be in action during like, 90 percent … Continue reading This 12-minute hamstring workout will make every other fitness move easier

Wide-leg active pants are apparently back—and giving me major 2003 flashbacks

July 18, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Way before leggings became a force of fitness fashion, there were what my college friends and I called “yoga pants”—you know, those stretch cotton bottoms with a wide fold-over waist and bootcut legs. (Yes, I’m one of those old millennials.) We’d put them on for class with a … Continue reading Wide-leg active pants are apparently back—and giving me major 2003 flashbacks

The weather might be causing your nightmares—here’s how to get some ZZZs when temps rise

July 17, 2019 at 11:06AM by CWC As an adolescent, I had a recurring nightmare that the green villain from Scooby Doo known as The Creeper was chasing me through a roller skating rink. I’ve since outgrown this terrifying (and, yes, comical) edition of “What is my mind?” But now that New York City—and much of … Continue reading The weather might be causing your nightmares—here’s how to get some ZZZs when temps rise

Meet Wave, the new techy, music-focused innovation that’s making meditation cooler than ever

July 16, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I’ve never been big into meditating; in fact, for years I’ve tried and failed to become a regular meditator. It’s just never stuck…until now, that is. The very first meditation form that I’m actually into and would actually use just launched, and I’d venture to say that it’s going … Continue reading Meet Wave, the new techy, music-focused innovation that’s making meditation cooler than ever

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

7 free at-home abs workouts that are better than a personal training sesh

July 16, 2019 at 07:17AM by CWC This morning, I slept through my workout. My alarm went off, I pressed snooze, and then fell back asleep, assuming that it would, as per usual, re-awaken me from my slumber in exactly eight minutes so that I could head to my morning class. But nope! Forty-five minutes … Continue reading 7 free at-home abs workouts that are better than a personal training sesh

How crying cathartic tears of joy in an Australian koala sanctuary set me free

July 16, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I spent my first public crying session surrounded by strangers in Australia—but also by adorable marsupials in at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Last year, I went through a bad breakup, followed by a friends-with-benefits situation that got emotionally out of hand for me, followed by a string of … Continue reading How crying cathartic tears of joy in an Australian koala sanctuary set me free

It’s no coincidence that America’s most-stressed city gets the least amount of sleep

July 15, 2019 at 09:49AM by CWC Let’s be honest: stress is a part of life. No matter your zip code, mental health maintenance is an ongoing project. But after an in-depth look at the headspaces of people across America, WalletHub has named Detroit, Michigan, as the winning (losing?) city in the United States of … Continue reading It’s no coincidence that America’s most-stressed city gets the least amount of sleep

The secret to clocking hours worth of sleep in minutes? A yoga nidra session

July 15, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC There are two kinds of people: those who can hold a tree pose for days and those who have unfurled a yoga mat one and a half times and whimpered through each downward dog. As a member of that latter group, when I first heard about yoga nidra … Continue reading The secret to clocking hours worth of sleep in minutes? A yoga nidra session

When an eclipse meets a full moon (like this week), strange things can happen

July 14, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC There are two big cosmic happenings this week: an eclipse and a full moon. And yep, they’re happening at the same time. (Mark your calendars for Tuesday.) What does this mean? Astrologer Jennifer Racioppi offers up her best guidance for a kind-of-cuckoo week that could shake a lot of … Continue reading When an eclipse meets a full moon (like this week), strange things can happen

A beauty editor’s guide to saving the most money on Amazon Prime Day

July 13, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC No joke—three of my favorite things in the entire world are beauty products, sales, and ordering things on Amazon. So naturally, Amazon Prime Day is like my version of Christmas, Hanukkah and my birthday wrapped into one two-day extravaganza. For anyone who is slightly less bedazzled by Amazon … Continue reading A beauty editor’s guide to saving the most money on Amazon Prime Day

A healthy(ish) weekend in Napa and Sonoma, the twin valleys of wine and wellness

July 12, 2019 at 09:55AM by CWC Located just an hour north of San Francisco and home to more than 100 premium wineries and award-winning olive producers, it’s no wonder Sonoma Valley sees millions of visitors every year. Same goes for its sister region, Napa Valley, where more than 400 wineries await. Together, the two … Continue reading A healthy(ish) weekend in Napa and Sonoma, the twin valleys of wine and wellness

From Alo to Zella, get these 9 cult-fave activewear buys for way less at the Nordstrom anniversary sale

July 12, 2019 at 09:18AM by CWC Having cute workout gear in your closet makes it that much more fun to hit the gym. (Yes, motivation can come in the form of chic, sweat-wicking leggings when it comes to making an early morning class.) But athleisure isn’t exactly cheap. Shelling out $99 for a pair … Continue reading From Alo to Zella, get these 9 cult-fave activewear buys for way less at the Nordstrom anniversary sale

Know someone who experienced loss? Here’s why you should check in on them 3, 6, 12 months later—and beyond

July 11, 2019 at 08:42AM by CWC If you’ve ever gone through a tough time—the death of a loved one, a breakup, news that a family member has been diagnosed with a chronic illness—chances are that your friends were really there for you in the immediate aftermath. Texts checking in, yoga dates booked, freshly baked … Continue reading Know someone who experienced loss? Here’s why you should check in on them 3, 6, 12 months later—and beyond

Lululemon’s experiential Chicago store is more proof that one-stop wellness just won’t quit

July 11, 2019 at 06:53AM by CWC When the editors at Well+Good looked into our crystal balls last December in order to name what we were sure would be the white hot, can’t-stop-talking-about-it trends in wellness for 2019, a clear vision of “one-stop wellness” stood out from the haze. New establishments and beloved brands were putting … Continue reading Lululemon’s experiential Chicago store is more proof that one-stop wellness just won’t quit

Checks+Balanced: A 23-year-old making $55,000 prioritizes healthy living for herself—and her dog

July 11, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: A 23-year-old making $55,000 prioritizes healthy living for herself—and her dog

6 teeny, tiny barre movements that add up to a full-on workout

July 10, 2019 at 11:26AM by CWC When it comes to fitness, you might assume that the bigger the movement, the sorer the muscles, and the better the results. That’s not always the case though. Take the beauty of barre, for example. The ballet-based workout focuses on small, dance-like movements that target slow-twitch muscle fibers … Continue reading 6 teeny, tiny barre movements that add up to a full-on workout

3 things to keep in mind to do push-ups the right way

July 10, 2019 at 06:45AM by CWC Time to w-o-r-k that upper body—watch exactly how to do push-ups correctly.  For me, doing push-ups involves several key things: being on my knees (the standard modification), having trembling arms, dripping sweat onto my mat, and folding back into child’s pose many times. Push-ups are hard…and even harder … Continue reading 3 things to keep in mind to do push-ups the right way

10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

July 09, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC It used to be that the fashion industry existed in a completely different realm, offering little in terms of solutions to pressing societal issues. But now, thanks to an influx of social- and eco-conscious companies that have baked giving back right into the business model, every dollar you … Continue reading 10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

Wellness is complex, misunderstood, and oh-so important—here’s what it means to Team Well+Good

July 09, 2019 at 09:42AM by CWC It’s been about a decade since Well+Good launched, and when I recently joined as the team’s lifestyle writer, I—a worshipper of mozzarella sticks—feared I was deeply unwell and wouldn’t fit in. What I quickly learned is that the meaning of wellness is murky, and one of its main, … Continue reading Wellness is complex, misunderstood, and oh-so important—here’s what it means to Team Well+Good

The 3 ways you should *never* stand, according to a physical therapist

July 08, 2019 at 12:38PM by CWC Justin Timberlake is to *NSYNC as sitting is to posture advice—as in, it’s the star of the show. We at Well+Good are always chatting about how slouchy we are when sitting at our desks, while the way we stand seems to get the short end of the postural … Continue reading The 3 ways you should *never* stand, according to a physical therapist

Master these stretches to finally get your heels to the ground in down dog

July 08, 2019 at 09:30AM by CWC There’s no denying that yoga is one of the most relaxing workouts around; however, there’s nothing quite as Zen-busting as looking around and wondering why some people’s bodies allow them to do things yours doesn’t. Case in point: Getting your heels to the ground in downward facing dog. … Continue reading Master these stretches to finally get your heels to the ground in down dog