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SWEAT CHANGES EVERYTHING • March 1st is National Workout Buddy Day! Here are a few ways WHers partner up… because fitness is even more fun with friends.
A Toast to Avos
Step Into Stillness • You may (okay, we may) associate mindfulness with, um, not moving—but turns out, adding physical activity packs a mind-body one-two punch. “The Buddha himself said you can practice mindfulness sitting, standing, lying down, or walking about,” says Sara W. Lazar, PhD, an associate researcher in the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School. Yoga and tai chi are perfect examples of mindful movement, Lazar says. You focus attention on bodily sensation, sans soundtrack or distraction. “With practice, you can [meditate] anytime, including when you go for a walk.” The proof—and plan—below.
Stay Active All Day
Your Mood-Elevating Tool Kit • THESE SIMPLE MEASURES CAN TEMPORARILY EASE A MIND IN DISTRESS.
Resignation Reboot • WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU RETHINK YOUR JOB
Early Call • For director Salli Richardson-Whitfield (her new HBO series The Gilded Age is out now), the day kicks off with welcome solitude before she swings into action. Add in a brain-boosting morning walk and the creative juices can’t help but flow.
Head Case • FROM THE REAL DEAL ON DRY SHAMPOO TO WHETHER SCALP SCRUBS ARE NECESSARY, THERE’S A LOT OF CONFUSION ABOUT THE “RIGHT” WAY TO CARE FOR HAIR. HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW TO MINIMIZE HARM AND MAXIMIZE HEALTH.
Hair Helpers • There’s a lot you can do to boost your hair’s health, starting in the shower.
Mandy Moore • “We can do hard things.”
Beauty MVPs • The WH Team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
“This Chemical Exfoliator Erased My Body Acne”
Turn Up the Burn • NEWS FLASH FOR YA: YOUR METABOLISM STAYS FIERY LONG AFTER A SWEAT SESSION. THE PROCESS IS KNOWN AS EPOC. HOW TO HACK IT FOR MORE PAYOFF.
Strong and Stable • Take on the weighted bird-dog row if you want a fresh challenge for your balance and core strength.
Brief Summary of Prescribing Information OTEZLA® (oh-TEZ-lah) (apremilast) Tablets
The Case for Exercise Adventures • HAVE YOUR (FITNESS) CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. EDITOR CAITLIN CARLSON FOUND A SCIENCE-BACKED WAY TO GET JOY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT FROM HER WORKOUTS.
Crunch Time • Nuts (we’re talking tree nuts here, beyond the basic peanut!) contain gobs of nutrients and fit into just about every meal. Meet the mighty morsels.
Go Nuts • Cook with them, bake with them, do life with them. Three recipes to get you going:
Speedy Star • Whip up a comforting—and protein-packed—sheet pan supper that incorporates paprika chicken, crisp chickpeas, juicy tomatoes, and crushed garlic. Hearty and satisfying on a plate, comin’ right up.
Power Pies • THESE FROZEN ’ ZAS OFFER ACTUAL NUTRIENTS, MAKING THEM A CUT ABOVE THE REST. (DID SOMEONE SAY “CROWD-PLEASING DINNER”?!)
Take It Slow • ALLOW US TO REINTRODUCE YOU TO THE REAL TITLEHOLDER OF SET-IT-AND-FORGET-IT FEASTS: THE SLOW COOKER. NOW, ACE THE APPLIANCE FOR EATS THAT PRACTICALLY MAKE THEMSELVES.
A Delicate Balance • Gut health is affected by life’s pushes and pulls. Align...