wellness

How Japanese Forest Bathing Can Save Your Life

How Japanese Forest Bathing Can Save Your Life

Walking in the woods has measurable health benefits, and professor Yoshifumi Miyazaki is studying how to spread those benefits to as many people as possible. According to his research, spending time in nature can lower your blood pressure and decrease stress hormones, with the effects of a hike lasting for…

Start Your New Years Resolutions In April, Not January

Start Your New Years Resolutions In April, Not January

I am, to be clear, a believer in the power of putting arbitrary constraints on yourself in order to achieve something. It’s why I make to-do lists (and write “make to-do list” at the top of the list, for an immediate hit of accomplishment), why I demand a deadline even…

I Went On A Quest For Legit Health Tips At Gwyneth’s Goop Summit

I Went On A Quest For Legit Health Tips At Gwyneth’s Goop Summit

Gwyneth Paltrow used to be best known as an actress, but in the last decade she’s built an even bigger reputation as a health guru. Her newsletter venture, Goop, peddles an enviable lifestyle — travel, fashion, anything that looks gorgeous in photographs — but with a central message of living…