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>Foods for a Fabulously Healthy Fourth

Berry Parfait

July Fourth is the official kickoff of summer, jam-packed with barbeques and get-togethers. We can’t wait to head to the beach and perhaps a rooftop this weekend. And, we know that we’re bound to encounter some foods there that aren’t exactly health promoting: hot dogs, hamburgers, mayo-drenched slaws—the American classics. It’s important to enjoy yourself […]

>Eating for SPF: 6 Foods that Protect Against Sun Damage

Sunshine on the Sea

The sun is shining more often these days, and if you’re like us, you’re inclined to spend every free minute outdoors. It’s no secret that we’re huge proponents of natural zinc oxide-based sunscreen, like those from Coola, The Honest Company and Pratima. However, it’s not just what you put on your skin that strengthens the […]

>Summer Skincare Tips for a Naturally Radiant ‘Glo’

Summer Skincare

Since summer is the season we’re most active—traveling, spending time outdoors, often in and out of the water—some of us neglect elements of our skincare regimen, perhaps even throw it out completely. While it’s always a good idea to simplify what we put on our skin, and how many products we use, it’s important to […]

>Building Muscles Without Meat

Stuffed Winter Squash

There are plenty of protein options out there for non-meat eaters to use for building muscle and staying fit. From nuts and seeds to whole grains and beans, the alternatives can be just as good (and sometimes better!) for packing on lean muscle. Our suggestions below also avoid the typical meatless path: soy-based foods. Too […]

>How to Sleep Deeper

Sheltie sleeping

A deep, restorative sleep is attainable with a few lifestyle changes and positive habit-forming behaviors. A better diet, less screen time and a fair amount of exercise can go a long way—as will outfitting your bed with a whole lot of comfort. Chronic sleep deficiency can have a real effect on longevity, so getting a […]

>Exercises to Do at Your Desk

Man Stretching at Desk

Standing up and moving throughout the workday is crucial for optimal wellbeing. So take every opportunity to get out of your chair and move that body! While it’s best to take a complete break from the office environment, multiple walks outside may not be realistic for everyone. If you’re indoors without a standing or treadmill […]

>How to Be Swimsuit Ready (and Still Enjoy Food!)

Beach Party

Memorial Day is on its way, and if the weather allows, it’s the first weekend many of us will be making an appearance in a bathing suit this year. While it’s most important to eat to support our internal health, we also know that looking great on the outside is a happy side effect of a […]

>Gift Guide for the Wellness-Minded Mama

Tulips & Gift Box

We adore our moms, but each year, it can be a challenge to decide what to gift the woman who gave us life. Do we go the traditional route with flowers, or try something more creative? If your mother leads a healthy lifestyle, or is working on making wellness a focus, here are some gift […]

>Fight Your Springtime Allergies with Food

Dandelion

Spring is underway, and we’re finally getting a taste of warm weather here in New York City. We’re committing to outdoor workouts, leaving our desks for lunch, and ditching the subway to walk to our destination whenever possible. There’s only one downside to this transition. Even if you’re a relatively healthy person, it can be […]

>Hikers & Bikers! High-Energy Trail Mix Options

Hiker

Hiking and biking are two of the most enjoyable workouts you can do outdoors—so much so, that you won’t even feel like you’re exercising. The scenery is ever changing, so you won’t get bored with your surroundings—and you’ll burn a ton of calories. Since you’re expending so much energy, it’s always recommended to pack a […]