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In February of 2020, I was *peaking*, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Coaches Change Everything
Super Sipper • Plugging away on those water goals but eager to level up your jug of H20? Refresh yourself with an agua fresca, the thirst-quenching Mexican drink made from fresh fruit (or seeds, grains, or flowers), water, and a touch of sweetener. It’s a stepped-up and delicious way to cool down when temps rise, and we’re all about some DIY action.
More Core, Please • When planks and crunches get a little meh, turn to the deadbug. This lying-down move might look like a nice way to relax and take a breather, but it’s actually one of the most effective ways to build your core. Hence it’s a great addition to strength warm-ups and circuit sessions alike.
The Best Workout Underwear
READ THIS BEFORE YOUR NEXT SOCIAL MEDIA–INSPIRED SWEAT… • Wild fact: More than 20 percent of the fitness videos posted on TikTok provide misleading info with the potential to cause injury, according to a survey from Money.co.uk, a U.K. finance site that analyzed the exercise content on the app. Nevertheless, researchers say #FitTok’s rise in popularity is a net positive: Anything that gets you moving is, well, great. But! There are ways you can use it to your advantage while also, ya know, avoiding bodily risk.
Hot Take • Spicy, smoky, and sweet summer peppers with their health-revving capsaicin have us alllll fired up. Seek out these five.
Do-It-All Spoonfuls • Protein powders used to give you just protein, and that was that. Now, many can support other health needs too. Meet the multitaskers.
“The magic happens on the journey.” • Keesha is at the end of a 12-month mind-and-body reboot—and shares her highs and lows as she signs off here.
Work and Play
Relax Mode, Activated • Maybe you have a friend who sings the praises of acupuncture, or you’re surrounded by WH editors who have So. Many. Questions. Alexia Komninos, LAc, lead acupuncturist at YO1 Health Resort in New York, is here to persuade you. (Spoiler: Consider us convinced!)
Chief Early Officer • Emma Grede’s a.m. routine is kind of like an amazing-fitting pair of jeans: Once buttoned up, it supports you and makes you feel like a total badass throughout a busy day. No surprise, then, that the Good American cofounder and CEO gets going with intention setting and sweating.
Melissa Alcantara • Talk about inspo: Just 10 years ago—after giving birth to her daughter, Bella—Melissa began working out in her kitchen to feel stronger after baby. Fast-forward to today and she’s a highly sought-after celebrity trainer whose client list includes Kim Kardashian. Melissa knows that with a little sweat (both figurative and literal), anything is possible.
Meet Your Most Effective Self
Shelf Shifters • These change makers are reimagining the beauty industry, one bottle (with a bigger purpose) at a time.
The Relentless Innovator
Expand Your Vanity
The Culture Connector
The Community Builder
The Sustainable Leader
Beauty Closet MVPs • The WH Beauty Team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
Cultivating Calm • TV host turned vlogger Aja Dang hooks subscribers with her transparency about everything from personal finance to body positivity. As an entrepreneur with no days off, she uses nights to hit reset.
Reignite Your Routine...