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liz’s letter • The scene: my neighborhood subway platform during an a.m. commute. Me: headphones on, music playing, feet bouncing.
Microdose Your Wellness • No, we’re not talking about that type of dosing, but rather the concept of implementing small yet effective practices into your daily routine, which helps you maintain new habits. This is also a super helpful strategy when your social cal gets filled with family gatherings, holiday parties, and travel. Luckily, there are ways to stay in control of goals through the chaos…
Strength Squad • It almost goes without saying that this time of year is notoriously low on the motivation scale. So! We called in a super troop of trainers to help you sweat through the season. Together, they make up the fall 2022 class of Strength in Diversity, an initiative of Women’s Health and Men’s Health that empowers trainers from marginalized communities with elite mentorship, weekly panel discussions, and top-notch certifications. Heads-up: You’re about to start seeing a lot more of them, like, everywhere. Get to know these fitness stars, and soak up their advice to jump-start your workouts.
SPICE SMARTS • Cinnamon is everywhere, but this nutritional powerhouse comes in four major types, each prized for various flavor and well-being perks. Get to know ’em!
Can You Hear Me Now? • Whether commuting or exercising, playing music or a podcast makes any activity more enjoyable. But constant use of headphones can cause permanent damage, and when you experience hearing loss from listening to lots of loud music in your teens, twenties, and thirties, you’re stuck with it, says professor Robert Sataloff, MD, chair of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Fortunately, anyone can prevent this—and listen as much as they want—by keeping their audio at or below 80 A-weighted decibels (DBA). Also, many smartphones will alert users to dangerous volumes or long hours. How to ensure happy ears for years:
Caffeine Kicker • GRABBING A COFFEE BEFORE HOLIDAY SHOPPING? THINK IT THROUGH.
Leader of the Pack • For dogsled racer and author Blair Braverman (her first novel, Small Game, is out now), the a.m. hours are about getting her two dozen Alaskan Huskies up and running—quite literally. Her reward for the hard work: plenty of potent pup snuggles.
Books With Benefits • Cozying up in front of a holiday movie and turning off your brain for a few hours may seem like the ideal way to recover from fatiguing festivities, but if you really want to spread cheer this season, your precious free time is best spent curling up with a good book. Regular readers may have greater awareness and empathy for others’ feelings compared with those who prefer TV, per a study from Kingston University in London. Whether you’re a bona fide bookworm or a reluctant reader, these WH editor picks will help you write your best chapter yet.
Scent Therapy • A fine-tuned sense of smell can pay off with major mind and body benefits. Scientists have simple tips to help you regain (or boost) your sniffng instincts.
Smell of Success • These perfumes feature the notes experts say can give your nose a lift.
Beauty MVPs • The WH team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
Clean Beauty • We’re aware of microbes at the salon and spa now more than ever. Here’s how to make sure you leave your next appointment with nothing but a gorgeous...