2017 is in full swing and we’ve rounded up our favorite wellness products for a healthy and happy year. Whether you’re hoping to shed a few pounds or simply in it for the endless health perks that come along with a balanced lifestyle, these 12 products will keep your body (and mind!) in tip-top shape.
Dead Sea mineral salts
If you’ve ever been to the Dead Sea in Israel or Jordan, you might remember the high-concentration of mineral salts that makes you feel weightless above the water. Thanks to those same salts, companies like Ahava have created entire skincare lines geared at moisturizing the body and soothing the mind.
Beauty products from the Dead Sea alleviate muscle tension and help to recover dry skin. Rub some Dead Sea lotion onto your skin after a particularly tough workout or exfoliate with a refining facial peeling mask.
S’well water bottle
Staying hydrated on-the-go is essential for our well-being and yet, few people actually drink up as much as they should. S’well water bottles not only helps the planet (just think about all those plastic water bottles that aren’t recycled), but it has also become somewhat of an extension of your personality, especially if you choose a bright color or bold printed-bottle.
Best of all, beverages stay cold (or hot) for several days…although we hope you’ll need to re-fill before then.
Korean Red Ginseng
Korea might be best known for their anti-aging skincare products, but they also produce some very healthy dietary supplements. Packed with vitamins, amino acids, essential oils and natural enzymes, Korean red ginseng is considered to be the most effective form of ginseng currently available.
In total, Korean red ginseng contains 42 natural minerals and has been linked to healing the mind and body. Chemical compound, Ginsenosides, are found within Korean red ginseng and can boost mental efficiency and relieve mental fatigue.
Orgaid organic sheet masks
With all that working up a sweat, you’re face is bound to need some extra love and care. Orgaid’s sheet masks are made in the US and certified organic, which means you won’t have to worry about any chemical preservatives touching your skin.
The masks also feature an “Ecoderma” fabric that helps soak the serum deeper into the skin for extra hydration. As for anti-aging, you’ll reap the benefits of Vitamin B3, Aloe Vera, Witch hazel and hyaluronic acid for added hydration.
Joriki Yoga gear
All Yoga clothes are not created equally and there’s something extra special about Joriki. For one, the line is inspired by travel, from urban cities to island escapes. Plus, every purchase directly empowers women in developing countries.
As far as what to buy, we’re fans of the Tibetan Prayer Flag Print yoga pant and the lightweight zip-up hoodie. There’s free shipping on domestic orders and international customers can save by placing an order on Grabr.
Organic chia from Mexico
When it comes to nutrient dense super foods, Chia Seeds from Mexico are tough to top. Closest to their origin, these Mexican seeds retain the highest amount of nutrients and are easy to work into your daily diet. Sprinkle them in your morning smoothie or over a fresh salad.
Even better, these chia seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to significantly help lower cholesterol level. Then there are the antioxidants like magnesium and zinc that are cancer-fighting in nature.
Skora running shoes
Nike and Adidas are certainly popular athletic apparel brands but don’t forget about Skora. This sneaker brand specifically caters toward everyday runners and while the design might look simple enough, it’s actually fairly complex. Each pair is made with light-to-medium cushioning and is extremely lightweight.
Structurally, the shoes are fully rounded for natural motion on all types of outdoor (or indoor) terrain. A thicker heel ensures that contact isn’t made at the heel, but rather, the middle of the foot.
Kashmiri Kahwa Tea with spices
Winter is the perfect season to hop on the tea trend. It’s cold outside and there’s no better way to beat the winter chill than with a hot cup of freshly brewed tea. Found in Northern India and prepared by boiling with saffron, cardamon or cinnamon, Kashmiri Kahwa Tea is one of the healthiest teas on the market.
Many drinkers add honey, crushed almonds or walnuts to the tea, for extra flavor. Best of all, this fine Indian blend of superior quality spices and green tea leaves are packed with antioxidants.
Remember that hitting the gym is only half the battle of a healthy lifestyle. The other half is all about eating the right foods. Even if you’re not an experienced chef, you can still whip up many of the recipes in Angela Liddon’s cookbook, “Oh She Glows Every Day.”
The New York Times bestselling author sticks to plant-based recipes intended to nourish the body with super greens, plant protein, antioxidants and more. Oh, and they taste great, too.
Thai herbal balm
Daily exercise is great in theory but the reality is that overdoing it at the gym can lead to muscle aches and joint pain. Alleviate these minor aches and pains with Thai Herbal Balm. Made with natural ingredients, the multi-purpose ointment heals bruises, sprains, muscle and join pain and can even be used in varicose treatment and to prevent the common cold.
One pack comes with three small jars, which is more than enough to last you through the winter season.
Chinese foot massager
Day after day at the gym will leave your feet craving a massage and instead of splurging on weekly spa treatments, consider investing in a Chinese foot massager. By rolling your feet over the massager, you’ll feel instant relieve to tired feet.
Rooted in the ancient Chinese principles of acupuncture and reflexology, the knobby rollers perform reflexology, which is an oriental art of massaging the nerve ends in your feet that in turn, stimulates a healing process for the whole body.