Can we go ahead and call it? Thanksgiving is the most epic of holidays. It’s one of the only times when eating as much as possible is not only acceptable behavior but downright celebrated. The only downside is that all that stuffing tends to leave us, well, stuffed. Before you bid a tearful goodbye to your skinny jeans forever or opt for more drastic measures, turn to this roundup for a little wellness inspiration. Our detox menu will blast away bloat and ensure you kick off the approaching New Year (yeah, remember resolutions?) as the picture of good health.
1. Take 10
Think staying healthy requires a hefty time commitment? Think again. Each of these wellness breaks only takes ten minutes or less to complete. Make them a part of your daily routine, and we guarantee you’ll see a difference, inside and out.
2. Take it to the Streets
And by streets, we of course mean taking your fitness quest to the great outdoors. When temperatures plummet, runners fall in one of two categories: those who resign themselves to the treadmill, and those who layer up and tough it out. Planning to brave the elements? Here’s a checklist of the apparel, equipment, and grooming goods you’ll need.
3. Hunker Down
Often, it’s not a lack of will power but a lack of free time that keeps us from our daily sweat sesh. The solution? Maintain a small, well-curated collection of tools and weapons for your touch screen that will actually serve you well. Here are seven of our favorite apps to help you streamline your routine and simplify your life.
4. Workout, Anywhere
There’s no need to abandon your exercise while traveling. These easy poses by yoga rebel Tara Stiles, founder of New York studio Strala Yoga, will help you de-stress, beat jet lag, recover from plane-induced tummy troubles, and more. Best of all, you can do them anywhere—even a tiny hotel room.
5. Get Your Chocolate Fix
Who says healthy foods can’t taste good? Created by Dr. Lipman and goop, this rich smoothie combines raw cacao (yes, chocolate), honey, and a couple secret ingredients. Find out how to make this creamy treat and why it’s so good for you.
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Happy Turkey Day!
We hope that you’re celebrating today at a table packed with loved ones, filling your plate with giant helpings of turkey, marshmallow yams, pumpkin pie and more.
Have a fantastic holiday.
Friends episode “The One with All the Thanksgivings” has everything—flashbacks, Joey and Monica with turkeys on their heads, and Phoebe as a WWI nurse. (image: screened.com)
As far as holidays go, tomorrow is a pretty epic one. It’s one of the only times when eating as much as possible is not only acceptable behavior but downright celebrated. The only downside is that all that stuffing tends to leave us…stuffed. Although you should totally make the right choice and play a game of touch football or go for a walk with your family, we understand if you prefer to lie swaddled in a blanket on your couch. Here are a few ideas for spending Thanksgiving afternoon sofa-side.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we’re in full-on preparation mode. (Translation: picking out our most flattering stretchy pants and trying out turkey-themed nail art.) And as for the food? We’ve got that covered too. We asked Food52, the genius community-sourced cooking site, for a foolproof menu and tips on getting through dinner without any mishaps. If you find yourself in a bind, ask the Food52 Hotline for help!
Russ Parson’s dry-brined turkey and gingered cranberry fig chutney from Food52.
Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner always seems a little daunting, doesn’t it? There’s the challenge of fitting everything into the oven, getting the timing right so that no dish gets burned, or too cold, before you sit down to eat. And when you’re making so many dishes, the potential for error is kind of high—it’s enough to scare any home cook, at any skill level.
We’re here to tell you that there’s nothing to fear! The Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to be stressful—all you need is a game plan, and we have one for you. We’re sharing a tried and tested menu that’s been approved of by the Food52 community. Along with the menu, notes on what you can make ahead and what you should make on the day of your holiday feast.
When you think of Thanksgiving leftovers you probably envision sweet potato pie breakfasts and lunchtime turkey sandwiches. We highly doubt “skin-smoothing facials” come to mind. But according to skincare expert and celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau, Thanksgiving leftovers make some of the best DIY skin treatments. Check out how she repurposes pumpkin puree after the jump.
Operations associate, Loren, has a thing for nails- and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back every Thursday for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.
Happy Turkey Day! In the spirit of one of my most favorite (and most yummy) holidays, I decided to get together some great nail ideas that you can show off at the dinner table. These designs will make your turkey-slicing or pie-cutting hand the envy of the fork-holders at the table around you!
Despite our love of spinning and dark leafy greens, come Thanksgiving, our healthy habits tend to fall by the wayside. (Though we do consider mashing those potatoes an arm workout.) But as we get older and wiser, we recognize the value in balancing out all that indulgence. We tapped Eric Helms, founder of Juice Generation and Cooler Cleanse, for tips on making this year’s holiday our healthiest yet. And no, you don’t have to skip the gravy. Click through for easy ways to feel great on and after Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just a week away! Before you start brining that turkey (or tofurkey), read our guide to surviving any situation on our favorite holiday. Whether you’re spending it with your family, a significant other, or you’re hosting yourself, plan ahead and you’ll avoid unnecessary stress. Read more.