Welcome to the new year, and cheers to YOU! This month’s FINDS are dedicated to 12 months filled with health and happiness!
Cetaphil moisturizer with sunscreen
Dermatologists have long touted the moisturizing benefits of this easy-on-the-wallet skin cream. The addition of an SPF 50 makes it the perfect first layer for the winter months. Available at drugstores for $12.50
Moroccanoil hair and skin products
Moroccanoil’s antioxidant-rich, argan-infused hair products are great for dry, damaged hair and for controlling frizz, static and flyaways. The line of skin care products are packed with nourishing botanicals, which help build up healthy, moisture-rich skin and eliminate dryness. Available at Gus Mayer for $36 and up
Vitamin cocktail bar
The vitamin cocktail bar at In Shape MD provides injections of essential vitamins and minerals tailored to your specific needs, which may include slimming down, getting more energy and more. Slim shot, Detox and Be Calm are $40 each with a buy three, get one free special in January. Burn It is $30, “B” Energized is $20 with a January Happy Hour Special for these two of buy one, get one free. Sermorelin RX is more intense, requiring lab work and is $265/month, including 30 injections.
Manual and movement therapy
Treat yourself to a healing therapy session at Embody. This full-service center offers a wide range of therapeutic options from tai yoga massage, Rolfing, craniosacral therapy, manual lymph drainage, visceral manipulation and more. Prices range from $40 to $120 per session.
The health benefits of juicing are vast, ranging from detoxification to increased energy and optimal nutrition. Prices typically range from $10 to $12 for a 16-ounce bottle of juice, and a one-day cleanse is $41.95 at Sprout & Pour. Check out the various options available at The Pantry and Sprout & Pour.
Healthy meals by Nourish
No time to cook, but still want to enjoy healthy, delicious, clean, minimally processed meals? Well now it’s easy with Nourish. Order online from a wide assortment of meals, such as scrambled eggs over sweet potato hash, black and bleu steak salad, or Tuscan boneless short rib with pesto orzo. Meals are typically between $10.50 to $13.50, and are delivered right to your door!
Yep, that’s right. Reservatol, baby! Raise your glass to heart health and good fortune. Chandler Busby of Neighborhood Hops & Vine recommends an Argentinian Malbec, Tapiz, for the cold winter months. These high-altitude grapes develop more phenolics and anthocynathins, giving them a higher reservatol content so you can feel good about raising your glass. Available at Neighborhood Hops & Vine for $16.99
Learn to cook
Want to sharpen your skills in the kitchen? Little Savannah offers cooking lessons nearly every Saturday on topics like knife skills, Paleo eating, health and wellness, sassy sauces and more. View the 2015 schedule here. Over at The Summit, Sur La Table stirs things up with offerings such as Thai cooking, bread making and make-ahead meals. View the January schedule here. If butchery is of interest, learn how to make sausage, bacon and charcuterie, or learn how to butcher a cow or pig at Bottle & Bone. View the class schedule here.
Hoka One One running shoes
Hoka One One running shoes are designed to increase stability and stride, while providing the utmost in cushioned comfort. The latest trend, they also offer a weightless sensation that is said to reduce the fatigue in your feet, legs and core. Whether you are a beginner or an ultra-marathon runner, these bad boys will help improve your performance and meet your fitness goals! Available at Fleet Feet starting at $130
Resolving to get fit this year? Well then you’ll need a new outfit! Village Sportswear has you covered with workout wear that will take you from the gym to the street in style!
The folks at Iron Tribe recommend foam rollers for self-myofascial release to decrease muscle soreness and recovery time. Plus you’ll enjoy increased blood flow, drainage of waste products, tension release, and improved flexibility and performance. Find them anywhere and everywhere, even at Target and Walmart, but here’s the link to the one Iron Tribe recommends, which sells for $24.
Garmin vivofit fitness band
On our quest for the most functional fitness band, we discovered the Garmin vivofit. This version does the usual tricks — tracks steps, distance traveled, calories and sleep — but it also displays time and data on the wrist. Plus it uses watch batteries, so it won’t need recharging. Find it at Mountain High Outfitters for $139
Take a load off after that long hike or just chill in the backyard with an eno hammock! These little nests are easy to set up, come in several sizes and are lightweight, yet extremely durable. Available at Alabama Outdoors starting at $69
200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well & Feel Better by Judith Rodriguez
Need some inspiration to stick with that healthy eating resolution? 200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well & Feel Better by Judith Rodriguez offers plenty of delicious options. Available at Whole Foods for $20
Deep Sleep app
Make getting a good night’s sleep a priority this year! Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson is a guided meditation designed to help you avoid the mind chatter that prevents many of us from falling asleep. Additionally, it gets you into a deep slumber so you can achieve optimal health! Available on iTunes for $2.99
Welcome 2015! It’s going to be a great year! And we haven’t even talked about new fitness options, good food around town or great treasures at local businesses … guess you’ll just need to keep reading SB each day! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY EMAILS!