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Have you ever gone so completely off the grid that friends worried about you?
Never Too Late • One boost for your mental state? Achieving a goal. You can absolutely do that no matter where you are in your life or what your age. Proof! Some tips from the new book Roar Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late) by my friend and colleague Michael Clinton…
Soak It All In • In a world where screens offer 24/7 escapism, it’s easy to forget that you can look at your IRL surroundings for a boost. Observation can be a powerful mental health tool, easing the mind and relieving anxiety, says Erlanger Turner, PhD, an assistant psychology professor at Pepperdine University. So go for a walk with the goal of noticing one thing, like a leaf, and observe it in a variety of ways. Or focus on the landscape in front of you, or inhale a scent and dwell on how it makes you feel. Blissful, ya?
Leafy Dreams • Could a good night’s sleep come from water and lettuce? WH investigates.
Extraordinary Dairy • Fridge stocked with alternative milks from almond to oat? Get ready to mooove in a new (er, old?) direction: dairy milk—no cow required. Companies such as Perfect Day Foods and Imagindairy are producing real dairy proteins (including whey and casein) with fermentation, not farming. The Bessie-free option means dairy lovers and animal-welfare advocates can both rejoice!
Hannah Bronfman • It’s been a year of transition for the HBFIT founder and DJ—not only did she welcome her first child, a son named Preston, but she and husband, Brendan Fallis, are also in the process of settling into a home. “It really feels like we have a whole new part of our life to live,” says Hannah (@hannahbronfman). Here, the tips and tools that help her realize all her goals.
Peel Player • Calling all CBD-curious! You can now get the molecule—touted for its ability to calm anxiety, ease inflammation and pain, and help you catch better Zs—from…orange peels? Juicy!
Calling the Shots • The pandemic has changed how we work, communicate, and even have sex. The result: no-holds-barred convos about what’s going on down there before doing the no-pants dance. Among fully vaccinated singles…
Sit to Sweat • Need an intense, do-anywhere workout? Enter the wall sit, a simple isometric move targeting the hamstrings, quads, and glutes. Not only will you feel the burn in mere seconds, but you can make it a total-body challenge by adding weights or adjusting your arm position.
Aim for Effort • An altitude change shifted WH features director Kristin Canning’s whole fitness perspective. Allow her to explain.…
Only the Essentials • Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, PhD, a psychologist and the host of the podcast Therapy for Black Girls, knows she thrives in the evening hours—which is why she keeps her a.m. routine to just the basics. That way, she has the energy she needs later to achieve everything her heart desires.
Make Sense of the Mess
Sensitive Skin Care • SEEING RED? FEELING ITCHY? WE SORT THROUGH THE INSTAGRAM VS REALITY TAKE ON THE TOUCHY SITUATION SO YOU CAN FINALLY ATTAIN NEXT-LEVEL GLOWY SKIN.
Beauty Closet MVPs • The WH team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
Ashley Graham • “I am bold. I am brilliant. I am beautiful.”
Play Date • JUMP ROPE, SHUTTLE RUNS—NOPE, NOT RECESS, IT’S YOUR NEXT WORKOUT. IF THE EXERCISES OF YOUR PAST SOUND APPEALING...