This time of year, it’s easy to get cooped up inside, lazing on the couch for way longer than we should. It’s cold and snowy and there’s a pandemic going on outside! And yet: We all know that getting up and getting out, even when it’s blustery outside, is good for us. Here are five easy ways to boost your energy and kickstart you back into action. 1. Drink some water. Dehydration is an instant energy-killer. Often, when you’re feeling sluggish, you’re actually just be thirsty. Try this: Drink a tall glass of water or two and see how you feel. Then, keep a carafe of water nearby so you can keep refilling your glass throughout the rest of the day. Read more: 5 Hacks to Maximize Hydration 2. Take some deep breaths. When you forget to take a few deep breaths throughout the day, you limit the amount of oxygen flowing through your body and to your brain — which, in turn, can affect your energy levels. The solution? Stop what you’re doing and take a few deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth, filling up your lungs each time. You’ll be surprised how much good it does. 3. Go for a walk — even if it’s cold out. Getting outside may be challenging when it’s cold outside, but it is one of the easiest ways to boost your energy. Fresh air has a way of getting your head moving and you’ll feel a lot more like yourself, even if you just take a quick 10-minute walk around the block. 4. Grab a healthy snack. Take a look at the clock and see how long it’s been since you last ate. Or simply take a second to listen to your stomach. Snacks like a banana with peanut butter, a handful of nuts, a hard-boiled egg, string cheese, or some veggies with hummus are naturally energy-boosting because they have a nice mix of protein, fat, and carbs to give you a much-needed jolt. 5. Try some energizing oils. Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool — and you don’t need to take a deep dive in order to reap the benefits. Keep a small bottle of energizing peppermint or eucalyptus by your desk. When you feel an energy drop, dab a drop or two on your wrist or neck or simply take a whiff straight from the bottle. Other great oils to try are orange, ginger, rosemary, and grapefruit.
When the weather dips, I find myself immediately adding soup to our weekly meal plan. Until spring hits, a big simmering pot makes a recurring appearance and I never complain. What’s not to like about a warming meal meal that makes it easy to load up on good things like vegetables, beans, and whole grains this time of year.
Winter is here and for many of us, that means cold weather and dry, itchy skin. If this is you, know that you’re not alone. When I moved to New York City three years ago, my skin was hopelessly dry and inflamed all winter long.
The winter season brings the opportunity for so many gathering which means you’ll need a batch of healthy sides to lean on when it comes to putting together the meal. Whether you’re hosting Friendsgiving or a guest at Thanksgiving this year here’s how to make something in the better-for-you realm.
Even for the healthiest among us, it’s easy to fall into the anything-goes-during-the-holidays trap. We think the most successful holiday season involves balancing indulgence and enjoyment with keeping up our healthy habits, so we don’t find ourselves on January 1 thinking, “What just happened?”
What to eat, drink, and do for cold-weather wellness.
When the temperatures drop, it’s tempting to hole up at home, curl up on the couch with some “comfort” foods and hibernate with Netflix until spring comes around (right? Is it just us?). Since you can’t do that all the time, here are some simple ways to help you stay well until the days grow longer again.
Cold and flu season, winter blues, energy slumps—this season brings with it a ton of hassles.
Staying warm, avoiding colds and flu, maintaining fitness—winter brings with it a host of health issues. One that can be among the most challenging: Keeping skin hydrated and healthy.
It’s the New Year, and if you’re like us, you made some resolutions around your health. Whether you’re determined to work out more, eat better, dial in sleep or all of the above, good for you. One of ours: Upgrade our skincare routine.
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated when it’s hot out, but winter brings with it plenty of reasons to keep on sipping.
Winter salads are underrated. They’re delicious and so comforting because they’re warm and delicious. I love serving salads with roasted vegetables and roasted garlic, which this salad is all about. The tahini dressing is delicious and adds a nice kick to the subtle flavors in this salad.
Are you craving a hearty winter chili? Ditch the can—and the meat—and try this delicious recipe for Lentil and Red Kuri Chili.
Our healthy revamp of this classic winter drink
Try our makeover of the Food Network’s recipe for delicious Peppermint Hot Chocolate…