Streaming yoga classes online with the YYoga at Home app. Courtesy of YYoga.

10 Tips to Help You Live a Happier, Healthier New Year

The presents have all been unwrapped, the tinsel taken down and frazzled nerves parked for another year. With that, it’s 2020 and time for fresh and focused beginnings. Start with small changes aimed at living a happier and healthier life. Here are 10 ways to get you going.

Under Armour Recover Ultra Comfort Sleepwear

UA Recover Ultra Comfort Sleepwear

Courtesy of Under Armour.

You can reduce stress, improve your mood and get sick less when you make a good night’s sleep your priority. Under Armour’s Athlete Recovery Sleepwear and sheets takes mineral-lined fabric that absorbs natural heat to reflect infrared energy back to your skin to help your muscles recover faster.

Neocell Beauty Bursts Soft Collagen Chews

Neocell Beauty Bursts Soft Collagen Chews

Courtesy of Neocell.

Found in our hair, nails, skin, muscles and even bones, collagen makes up almost a third of all protein in our body. Abundant in youth, its production begins to wind down around 25. By combining the trifecta of collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, Neocell’s Beauty Bursts soft collagen chews get down to business at the cellular level by aiding in connective tissue formation for healthier looking hair, skin and nails.

YYoga at Home app

YYoga at home app

Courtesy of YYoga.

There’s a time to Netflix and chill, and there’s a time to YYoga and downward dog all from the comfort of your living room. Stream yoga, pilates and mindful movement classes with some of the best teachers in Canada with YYoga’s subscription-based at-home streaming service. New weekly content means all new shows, all new calm.

From-Seed-to-Skin Céla Candle

Cela seed to skin candle

Courtesy of Cela.

Made with some the most potent natural ingredients in Canada (glacier clay, juniper berry), Toronto-based Céla skincare is a luxury plant-based powerhouse for your body’s largest and most exposed organ, i.e. your skin. Its Seed to Skin candle brings those scents to your room with a coconut and soy wax candle made with essential oil from ripened orchard apples and peaches, honey, vanilla bean and rosewater.

Silk Road Winter Warrior Wellness Tea

Silk Road Winter Warrior Wellness Tea

Courtesy of Silk Road Tea.

Keep the winter blues and chills at bay this season with Silk Road’s Winter Warrior Wellness tea. Harnessing the powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and medicinal effects of ginger, green tea, lemongrass, citrus peel, rooibos and lemon essence, this restorative brew arms you against colds and sniffles.

Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist

graydon face food mineral mist

Courtesy of Graydon Skincare.

You know to feed your body, but feed your face too. This hydrating Face Food mineral mist with fruit extracts helps moisturize while creating an invisible protective barrier against free radicals and environmental pollution. Its turquoise-coloured malachite gemstone helps to detoxify and protect skin from free radicals and oxidative stress, while increasing collagen production. Zinc also targets inflammation and redness; silver’s antimicrobial properties keep your skin clean; and magnesium balances complexions. This multi-purpose face mist can also be used as a toner, setting spray and hair refresher.

The Life Delicious Wellness Weekend with Catherine Roscoe Barr

The Boathouse Spa at Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Resort in Victoria

The Boathouse Spa at Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Resort in Victoria. Courtesy of Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

From oceanfront mineral baths to guided movement sessions, learn to live your best life with Catherine Roscoe Barr, wellness coach, and founder of The Life Delicious. Set on the coast of the Salish Sea, this Wellness Weekend retreat at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads participants through the steps to achieve the Big Five—mindset, movement, nutrition, sleep and connection—all to recharge the mind-body-spirit connection, reset healthy habits and revitalize your spirit. January 31 to February 2, 2020.

VitaJuwel Wellness ViA Water Bottle

VitaJuwel Wellness ViA Water Bottle

Courtesy of Nordstrom.

Hydration is key to wellness and a water bottle that turns your everyday tap water into pure spring water is where it starts. For hundreds of years, it’s been believed that amethyst stimulates the mind and soothes emotions; rose quartz fosters tranquility and harmony; clear quartz creates clarity and perception. This glass bottle uses a gemstone base of all three to infuse your H20 with just the right ingredients to start a new day every day.

HProject x Kotn Knot on My Planet Sweatshirt

Knot On My Planet Cotton Sweatshirt

Courtesy of Holt Renfrew.

It’s been scientifically proven that we’re happier when we give. Holt Renfrew’s H Project joins fashion and philanthropy to bring awareness to meaningful causes like the global ivory trade and the extinction of elephants. Holt Renfrew, Save the Elephants and Kotn are all working in concert to end poaching, trafficking and demand for ivory with a capsule collection of clothes. With the sale of this hand-embroidered sweatshirt illustrated by artist Melody Hansen and crafted by a collective of women in Egypt, 100 per cent of the profit raised will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund.

Le Labo Jasmine 17 Perfume

Le Labo Jasmin 17

Courtesy of Nordstrom.

Our olfactory responses are directly linked to the emotional centre of our brain (the smell of cookies baking can immediately transport us back to our childhood) and have the power to lower our stress levels and influence mood. Boost your wellbeing with serotonin-stimulating jasmine, which taps into our feel-good hormones. Le Labo’s Jasmin 17 is compounded in real-time when you buy it (with your name printed on the label) or simply take Le Labo’s questionnaire—the luxury perfume house will find a scent that suits you best.

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Post Date:

January 1, 2020