Every year we put together our favorite gifts for travelers, adventurers, health nuts and fitness buffs–things we and our readers will love and use–and all 50 gifts are under $50! Bookmark this guide to make your holiday shopping easy as pie.
Meditation is an exercise in mindfulness and relaxation, whatever that means to you. No matter how you meditate, the practice offers a host of physical and psychological benefits, and it’s a habit you can take with you anywhere! To learn more about meditation and what type might work best for you, check out the handy infographic.
No matter what your feelings are on tiny home living, I think we can all agree that living with less meaningless crap and more of what makes us happy is a pretty good life goal, right? There are several principles to tiny living that we encourage, all of which can be used no matter how big your home is or how much you travel, to free up your space, mind and wallet for the things that truly matter to you.
Even if you haven’t heard it called the Quantified Self Movement, you’ve heard of its members and practices, and chances are you’re a part of it. Find out why the trend in tracking health data has taken off in recent years and how you can use it to your advantage in this infographic.
Foam rollers are commonplace in fitness facilities, physical therapy clinics and locker rooms for valued benefits that include helping to correct bad posture, treating injuries, relieving aches and pains, and a host of other reasons to add it to your routine. We’ve teamed up with Tina Garnaat, the brand manager of fitness at TriggerPoint, on this introductory guide to foam rolling.
Reconnecting with ourselves every day can reduce stress, promote healthy habits and increase our overall happiness. That’s why this month we’re teaming up with Meredith Magnini, RD, to challenge you to make September the month of you by setting aside at least one moment each day for self care.
See the power of coconut oil as a green nontoxic home and garden must-have in this infographic from CustomMade and Ghergich & Co.
Most know the dangers of too much sun exposure, but not getting enough sun can cause just as harmful health problems of vitamin D deficiencies. Finding the right balance of safe and healthy sun exposure may be a challenge, but with a bit of practice and an understanding of the factors involved, it can be far less tricky. Here’s what to keep in mind when getting out side to soak up some healthy rays.
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is to stay adequately hydrated, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our planet is protect it from our wasteful garbage. At the intersection of the two is a simple habit: using a reusable water bottle instead of the single use plastic variety. We’re always looking for ways to help readers make the switch, so we took Clean Bottle up on their offer to test their new Tritan Square Bottle line.
When setting out to improve our health, many of us forget a tactic we can employ without an expensive contract or diet plan: meditation. Meditation is not, as many believe, simply sitting on the floor for an hour chanting and trying to empty your mind, among other common misconceptions, but rather focusing the mind inward. Tuning in to your thoughts, even if for just 10 minutes a day, doesn’t just have incredible power in improving your mental health, stress and focus, but it can also yield significant physical health benefits, too.
Anticipating several hours a day of walking, climbing stairs, hauling 70L backpacks and sitting on planes and trains, Travel Well’s co-founder and I were deciding what to include in our packing list to alleviate such tension and soreness we knew we’d encounter on our three-week trip to Europe. Lucky for us, TriggerPoint reached out to us just before we left to test their new NANO Foot Roller, a travel-friendly therapeutic mini foam roller designed specifically for feet and forearms. We took them up on the offer and brought the NANO with us to give it a go.
It’s important to know what dangers can occur when you hike with your dog, even if some are unlikely. Having a plan for those unexpected events can be a lifesaver for you and your pet, so we’ve put together a list to help you plan your hikes so you can continue to do so problem-free for years to come.
Thanks to some amazing responsible companies and advanced technology, eco-friendly gear can now also be stylish, functional, affordable and durable, so there’s really no reason not to make purchases in a more environmentally-conscious way. Check out our ultimate list for a good place to start.
Produce stickers, an unusable plastic sandwich bag, an ink cartridge wrapper, vitamin safety seals. These items and other non-recyclable and not-yet-reused items fill a single mason jar in Lauren Singer’s Brooklyn home. This is all the trash she has produced in two years.
As the spring running season kicks off, tons of runners hare hitting the trails and pavement for the first time in a while–or ever. Now’s the best time to break in some new running shoes, so we asked Thad McLauren, aka RunnerDude of RunnerDude’s Fitness, for his advice on finding the shoe that’s right for you.
Giving back nourishes your soul and positively affects your physical and mental health. See how Two Fit Girls give back to restore balance and gratitude in a busy and demanding lifestyle.
This yoga detox sequence will get you meditating, sweating and twisting to facilitate your body’s “spring cleaning” efforts.
Our pets’ health and happiness deserves and requires just as much attention as our own, but understanding their dietary and activity needs can be a challenge. Lucky for us and our four-legged friends, pet health technology is on the rise, and these fourteen tools help make it much easier to provide our pets with a long, high-quality and happy life.
After adopting Jack, an “unadoptable” obese, anxious and irritable yellow lab requiring medication, Steve Pelletier knew he had to find a way to improve the dog’s health and quality of life—and he was going to use the power of data to do so. His efforts led to SlimDoggy, an app like a RunKeeper and Weight Watchers for dogs, for pet owners everywhere.
When it comes healthy travel, bringing our pets along can be difficult and pose unique challenges and questions. We sat down with Betsy Saul, founder of Petfinder, to get her advice.
Plantar fasciitis is a common issue, especially among runners and those on their feet often, and one that’s tricky to treat. The best way to combat it is to equip yourself with our full arsenal of proven methods of prevention and treatment from Body Mechanix, Inc.
Big goals and healthy lifestyles take just as much mental endurance as physical. To stay in it for the long haul, employ the following strategies to help you make a lasting effort in creating a healthy lifestyle.
We’re challenging readers to stretch for 20 minutes a day for a chance to win a limited-edition Travel Well hoodie… and a relaxed, revitalized body. The challenge comes with a 20-minute stretching routine and tips on how to sneak more stretching into your day. See the #Stretch20 contest details for rules and how to enter.
Travel Well’s 20-minute total body stretch takes you through a series designed to relax every major muscle group, leaving you refreshed, relaxed and revitalized.
We see it every year: New members flood gyms, sports supplements fly off the shelves, and exercise equipment finds new homes in bedrooms and garages, all only to be abandoned by mid-February. The problem with most New Year’s resolutions is that they are easily given...