Infographic: Types and Benefits of Meditation

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.

6 Tiny Living Principles Everyone Should Try

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.

Introductory Guide to Foam Rolling

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.

Healthy Sun Exposure for Vitamin D

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.

Product Review: Tritan Square by Clean Bottle

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.

20 Whole Body Health Benefits of Meditation [Infographic]

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.

TriggerPoint NANO Foot Roller Review and GIVEAWAY

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.

14 Tech Tools for Pet Health and Happiness

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.

Rover Makeover: SlimDoggy App Helps Dogs Slim Down and Eat Well

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.

WIN a Limited-Edition Travel Well Hoodie in our #Stretch20 30-Day Challenge

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.

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