6 luxe African safaris that are making wellness a serious focus

January 15, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC The idea of luxury African safaris most commonly conjures dreams of peeping majestic animals in their natural environment. And, sure, that’s a fair primary focus of such a travel experience, but the trip can be so much more. While offering health-boosting benefits that accompany communing with nature, the … Continue reading 6 luxe African safaris that are making wellness a serious focus

Your complete guide to hitting the right boutique fitness class for you

January 15, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Boutique fitness studios are like universes unto themselves. Each has its own distinct brand, from the look of the sweat box to the vibe of its classes to what the workouts are actually like once you’re in them. Because of this, boutique fitness can feel hard to navigate … Continue reading Your complete guide to hitting the right boutique fitness class for you

This fitness app is putting personal training into the palm of your hand for only $15

January 11, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Personal training hasn’t ever been all that accessible (unless, perhaps, you’re Kim K). Because of this, most of us have to schlep it to boutique fitness classes or rely on digital offerings to work up a sweat. But as of late, at-home workouts have been blurring the lines … Continue reading This fitness app is putting personal training into the palm of your hand for only $15

7 ways to heal your sacral chakra and get your creative juices flowing again

January 01, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC If you feel like you’ve lost your creative mojo, or perhaps have trouble expressing yourself, your sacral chakra might need some healing. But first, in case you need a little chakra refresher: “There are seven different major energy centers throughout the body, from the base of the spine … Continue reading 7 ways to heal your sacral chakra and get your creative juices flowing again

Make mental wellness a priority this month with our 28-day feelings challenge

January 01, 2020 at 11:30AM by CWC Have some empathy for the “She Doesn’t Even Go Here” chick from Mean Girls; it can be hard to have a lot of feelings—and to know how to productively channel them. That’s why, for the next four weeks, we want to encourage you to focus on your emotional … Continue reading Make mental wellness a priority this month with our 28-day feelings challenge

Get stronger in 28 days with our trainer-approved fitness challenge

January 01, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC The new year—and in this case, the new decade—is the perfect time to start fresh in your fitness routine. But according to research from the running and cycling app Strava, January 19th has been dubbed “quitter’s day,” because that’s the day people are most likely to give up … Continue reading Get stronger in 28 days with our trainer-approved fitness challenge

The mental health benefits of exercise are worth their weight in sweat

January 01, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC That exercise is good for you is not exactly a revelation; however, according to research, the more you know about those benefits, the more likely you’ll be to engage in physical activity. And you might be surprised to read how the mental benefits of exercise stack up against … Continue reading The mental health benefits of exercise are worth their weight in sweat

The wellness trends we want to say goodbye to in 2019 for a happier, healthier 365 days ahead

December 30, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC We’re about to close the chapter on another decade, and there’s no denying it: wellness ruled in 2010-2019 (see: the $4.5 trillion global wellness industry). As we say “see ya!” to 10 years characterized by self-care as a commodity, “going with your gut” taking on a very physical … Continue reading The wellness trends we want to say goodbye to in 2019 for a happier, healthier 365 days ahead

The cosmos predict you’re going to have a relaxing and inspiring first week of the decade

December 29, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC As we bid adieu to 2019 this week, we do so astrologically with celestial momentum and support. Coming off last week’s solar eclipse and Jupiter conjunction with the sun, 2019 wraps on a seriously positive note. Yet with the sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in tough-love Capricorn, … Continue reading The cosmos predict you’re going to have a relaxing and inspiring first week of the decade

10 yoga tips that have us better stretched and more mobile than ever before

December 29, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Yoga has been around for eons, but that doesn’t mean it never changes. Within the past decade, we’ve seen the rise of hip hop yoga, shorter yoga flows that you can stream on your phone, and, well, even horseback yoga. Needless to say, although it’s an ancient practice, … Continue reading 10 yoga tips that have us better stretched and more mobile than ever before

8 ways to strengthen your vulnerability muscle and tap into your inner power

December 29, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC We have author Brené Brown’s wildly popular TED Talk to thank for the knowledge that vulnerability is not a weakness but rather a superpower. The standard dictionary definition of vulnerability is to make yourself susceptible to physical or emotional harm, which let’s be honest, sounds a little harsh … Continue reading 8 ways to strengthen your vulnerability muscle and tap into your inner power

Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

December 29, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC For many, travel experiences exemplify the reward portion of the “work hard, play hard” continuum—and evidence abounds to support the notion: Both solo travel and soloish travel are growing in popularity; engaged couples are opting for honeymoon funds as part of or even in place of more traditional … Continue reading Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

6 of the best chiropractor-led warm-up exercises on YouTube

December 28, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Even though warm-up exercises are just as important as your actual workout, not everyone takes the time to do them. (Guilty as charged.) Where there are many different warm-up techniques, leave it to chiropractors to know the best ways to prepare yourself all the hard work ahead. There … Continue reading 6 of the best chiropractor-led warm-up exercises on YouTube

Zodiac intel that basically turned us into human Co-Star apps this year

December 28, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC At the beginning of the 2019, I knew I was a Taurus, and that meant I’m “stubborn” and beauty listicles would always recommend that I buy brown lipstick because I’m Earthy. But now—after learning about astrology a lot in the past 12 months—as the year comes to a … Continue reading Zodiac intel that basically turned us into human Co-Star apps this year

Outdoor Voices is building a movement to move—and proving you can have fun doing it

December 27, 2019 at 10:16PM by CWC For some, it’s the exercise dress that made them converts. For others, the MegaFleece. And for the JOMO crowd, it’s softer-than-a-dream CloudKnit from head-to-toe that had them hooked. Piece after piece of instantly-sold-out releases prove that Tyler Haney’s cool-to-be-active brand Outdoor Voices has become a cult-fave factory. And … Continue reading Outdoor Voices is building a movement to move—and proving you can have fun doing it

2020 is just the beginning of ‘The Great Transformation’—here’s what that means for your sign

December 27, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC As we turn the corner on a new decade, the cosmos are changing just as quickly as we are. The year 2020 kicks off a decade of an astrological cycle known as the Jupiter Saturn Pluto Transformation, or the Great Transformation, and intuitive astrologer and healer Rachel Lang … Continue reading 2020 is just the beginning of ‘The Great Transformation’—here’s what that means for your sign

Supersets can help you build strength quickly—as long as you’re doing them correctly 

December 27, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC My brain basically short-circuits when faced with too many decisions, which is always what happens when I try to come up with exercises to do on my own at the gym. I need someone to tell me what to do, so I can turn that part of my … Continue reading Supersets can help you build strength quickly—as long as you’re doing them correctly 

12 muscle-melting stretches that will have your whole body saying “ahhh”

December 26, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC In 2019, recovery was the fitness trend that reigned supreme, and because of this, we’ve spent the last 365 on the hunt to find the best ways to have our muscles saying ahhh! While the Theragun and the foam roller certainly found a place in our routines, in the … Continue reading 12 muscle-melting stretches that will have your whole body saying “ahhh”

The weirdest wellness things we tried this year (and the verdicts)

December 26, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC If there’s one thing to be said about life as a wellness reporter, it’s that boredom is not part of the job description. Team Well+Good spends hours each month trying new fitness trends, testing new technology, and vetting woo-woo wellness practitioners—and as you can imagine, some of the … Continue reading The weirdest wellness things we tried this year (and the verdicts)

An underwater yoga class in Dubai helped me find inner peace after a breakup

December 26, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I’m an active, exercise-loving person—but my favorite workouts are sweaty, high-intensity sessions, à la Rumble and SoulCycle. I prefer to be so busy that I’m more focused on the struggle to catch my breath than on mindfulness about my breath’s very existence. I generally use my workouts as … Continue reading An underwater yoga class in Dubai helped me find inner peace after a breakup

There are 38 million power yoga videos—these are the 9 best you can do in 10 minutes or less

December 25, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC When you want a feel-good, low-impact workout that also makes you work up a sweat in minimal time, there’s one answer: power yoga. Unlike your traditional calming flow, it’s basically a high-intensity form of yoga that focuses on cardio and strength-building. Hello, full-body burn. Maybe a 45-minute class … Continue reading There are 38 million power yoga videos—these are the 9 best you can do in 10 minutes or less

The ‘strip, stack, and roll’ method for chopping kale like a professional chef

December 25, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Everyone has their method of how to chop kale, and I feel like I’ve tried them all. But if you haven’t found a method that makes your salads on par with what you’ll find on the menu at your favorite restaurant, it’s probably just because you haven’t attempted … Continue reading The ‘strip, stack, and roll’ method for chopping kale like a professional chef

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

50 million dead cells give you dull skin—here’s what you need to do to make it shine

December 25, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Lately my skin looks like it was forced to sit through a screening of The Irishman. It’s tired, dull, and just generally lacks that glow that normal alive people seem to have. Dull skin is “skin that doesn’t reflect light and feels and looks sluggish,” says Renée Rouleau, … Continue reading 50 million dead cells give you dull skin—here’s what you need to do to make it shine