It’s hard to set lofty 2022 resolutions of getting in stellar shape, but it’s not a bad idea to try and find a few easy ways to get healthy (mentally and physically!) without leaving your home. From fitness to wellness, here are some of our top picks.
If a goal of yours is to put down the phone more and stop doom scrolling at night, this alarm clock may be for you. Gone are the blaring sounds of past alarm clocks — this one wakes you up with a soft two-step alarm to get you out of bed. At night, Loftie offers sound baths, breathwork and you can even add in your own favorite playlists and podcasts.
Keeping ourselves healthy both mentally and physically is top of mind for so many. These shower bombs work on both areas. Turn your shower into a spa-like atmosphere with these tablets, designed by two physicians made for the shower that give off delicious smells of eucalyptus and lavender, helping to relax you and allow you to breathe deeper.
Working from home plus extra stress certainly did a number on our backs this year. This simple tool, designed by chiropractor Todd Sinnett, allows you to stretch out your back to realign your spine and improve pain and posture with just two minutes in the morning and two minutes in the evening. Download the e-book for stretches for everything from your hamstrings to your neck and you’ll relieve the tension of 2020 in no time.
Free weights and kettlebells were hard to come by last year but with this adjustable kettlebell, you’ll be able to change the weight with the turn of a dial. The kettlebell starts at eight pounds and goes up to 40. It’s the perfect thing for a small home gym.
If you are looking to add just a little extra to your workout routine this year, the Bala Bangles – made for wearing on your wrists or ankles- are a great way to do so. In 1/2 lb, 1 lb or 2 lb options, you can add these sleek looking weights to your arms or legs while you walk, do laundry, or do a workout class. The added resistance will continue to add up to make a stronger you.
With more working out at home, it makes sense to have a pair of headphones designed for running or jumping, not just for conference calls. These Soul S-Fit headphones are waterproof and durable. They fit snug but allow you to hear outside sounds for safety if you are exercising outdoors. Plus they come in fun colors with a carabiner to attach them to any workout bag.
We all set intentions for the year, but what if that intention was exactly what you saw when practicing yoga or working out on a mat? These customizable cork mats can be personalized with your mantra and fun-colored yoga strap of your choice to lead to a well-intentioned practice.
Many people jumped on the spin bike bandwagon, so of course athleisure followed suit. You can trust Primal Wear for their outdoor bike apparel and now they are taking it inside with a whole line of spin clothes including biker shorts with a hidden built-in chamois — giving you comfort of extra padding on the seat without the diaper-wearing look.
With all the extra working out, you’ll want a way to release those muscles. Foam rolling is a great and inexpensive way to work out those muscles. Think of it like a deep sports massage where you can target specific muscles. The Triggerpoint GRID promotes the flow of blood and oxygen for recovery. Plus, they have instructional videos on their website to make sure you are using it correctly.
Want to bounce into the new year? All kidding aside, trampolines are great for a cardio workout (and so much fun!) and also a great platform to do lower body work — especially for those who may have a knee injury or who need to take a bit of resistance off their lower body. Many of the apps out there also offer fun virtual trampoline classes. This one is small and foldable, so you can store it away post-workout.
So many of us want to improve our hydration but just need a little extra motivation to do so. This leakproof water bottle encourages drinking water throughout the day with motivational messages to get you through each hour.