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The Sleepy Magic of Sweat
Run Smart • Fact: The more you lean forward as you go, the greater your risk for overuse injuries. The motion creates excessive trunk flexion, which is fancy language for the angle at which your torso bends at the hips, per a study in Human Movement Science. The result: a shorter stride, forcing your body to work harder. Straighten-up tips…
Chai Chatter • Move over, pumpkin spice—this blend is what gives us major fall feels these days. Chai (or masala chai, meaning mixed-spice tea in Hindi) originated in India. The warming combo can include cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, and it may boost heart health and lower blood sugar levels. Food writer Priya Krishna shares this simply stunning recipe from her cookbooks Indian-ish. Blissful sips for you and some pals, coming right up…
The Rise of Anti-Diet Dietitians • Maybe you’ve seen this phrase on social media or stumbled across it in your wellness journey. It may seem like an oxymoron, but this specific type of health professional is becoming more popular…for good reason.
Level Up Your Lids
HANDS OFF MY GENES
Sophia Roe • The chef and host of Vice’s Counter Space is a self-described “gentle goal-setter,” tackling to-dos on a weekly basis—and not kicking herself if they somehow don’t get done. There’s always next week, after all! Soak up her feel-good advice for achieving really awesome things.
On Her Vision Board
Wallet Wellnes • One-third of credit card holders simplified their finances due to the pandemic, but were you one of them? If your closet looks pristine while your bag overflows with old receipts and unused gift cards, it’s time for what Marsha Barnes, founder and CEO of the Finance Bar, calls the “wallet edit.” You’ll reap not only financial benefits but mental health ones too. Streamlining your spending creates clarity—fewer options means less confusion—and can make you a more conscious consumer, says Barnes. “When you fill your wallet with things of no use or value, that causes anxiety,” she explains. Add in worries over layoffs or work hours and you can see why so many folks are turning to good old-fashioned organizing to take control of their financial sitch. If your wallet is literally bursting at the seams, enact this less-is-more overhaul.
Glow and Flow • Drunk Elephant founder and mom Tiffany Masterson uses the early a.m. hours to prioritize her well-being—inside and out. After a nourishing skin-care routine, she turns her focus to full-body hydration for peak performance throughout the day. Drink it all in.
Match Maker • THE BENEFITS OF VISITING A DERMATOLOGIST WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU GO MORE THAN SKIN DEEP.
Detection Bias • Certain skin conditions can be much more difficult to diagnose on darker skin. You should know about these common ones before your next appointment.
Beauty Closet MVPs • The WH Team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
Kerry Washington • “Enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of life.”
Fuel That Rules • HEALTHY EATS ARE CLUTCH FOR RUNNING, BUT THEY DON’T STOP THERE. THESE MEALS WILL GIVE YOU EXTRA ZING FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
Plant-Based Pros • CALLING CARNIVORES AND VEGANS—THESE PROTEIN ALTS PLEASE EVERY EATER, FROM MORNING TO NIGHT.
Spice Savvy • MOTIVATED BY THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND AN...