Happy New Year! I’ve never taken kindly to enforced resolutions — life is too short, after all — although a few helpful suggestions to improve mind, body and soul are always welcome in my book… not to mention, they come without the hangover.
So before you pour yourself another glass of Champagne, consider the following wellness tips, showcasing the latest trends in nutrition, fitness and beauty to look out for in 2013. Here’s to a brighter, tighter and particularly well-hydrated New Year!
If only all meals could be as nourishing and beautifully presented as Sakara Life’s organic, mostly vegan fare, I’d opt for delivery more often. A 100% female-owned and operated company, this delicious, ethical-chic delivery service is available only in New York City for now, with all meals being prepared in downtown Manhattan and signature tote bag sales benefitting Hurricane Sandy relief. Non-New Yorkers, keep heart and healthy appetite: similar organic delivery micro-businesses are popping up beyond the usual nutrition-obsessed cosmopolises — hello, Detroit! — so log on and order in, guilt-free.
From a packed schedule to lack of trendy gym attire, we’ve all come up with excuses as to why we can’t fit in a good workout. For the sweat-phobic set, I’m afraid web-savvy fitness entrepreneurs are on to you — and do us all the grand service of posting their signature moves online. I’m a fan of incorporating Mary Helen Bowers’ accessible “Ballet Beautiful” regimen into my hotel-room interval training, which keeps me lean and limber on the road. Who says I can’t have a Black Swan moment while vacationing in Bali?
Lastly, I love a great beauty find for some instant mood enhancement, and for the good stuff without the toxic gunk look no further than my new favorite line, RMS. Founded by the luminous Rose-Marie Swift, the organic brand’s best-selling Living Luminizer is magic in a pot, and can double as a skin highlighter or lip gloss. It’s a simple product with some sweeping results.
Wishing you and your bod health and wealth this year. For more of my weekly finds, check out The Travel Curator.