8 Reasons to Love Winter!

 

 

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Running, skiing, out and about… the ultra warmth, protection, and style of these 8 pieces will make you love winter weather no matter the activity!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX ALPHA PARKA $999. While this high-performance parka is designed for alpinists and winter climbing, its ultra lightweight, super warmth can’t be beat in the frigid climates of urban environments too. RDS-certified 850-fill goose down for warmth; mapped synthetic insulation for breathability; GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ for wind and weather protection; and a StormHood™ with no impact on peripheral vision are just few of the versatile features that make this warmest jacket you’ll want to wear anywhere this winter.

MONCLER DIFFRACTOR SUNGLASSES $585. From mountaintops to city streets, eyes need protection from winter conditions, and glacier glasses are designed for the most extreme. The chic and oversized Moncler Diffractor has ultra urban style, but is designed for the slopes, and features removable leather side shields made for mountaineering. Read More

 

Don’t Slip & Slides

 

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From the car to the slopes, the campfire to the lodge, the couch to the gym… get where you need to go this winter in these puffy slip-ons — cozy for inside, rugged for outside.

LEFT COLUMN: ROSS & SNOW PUFF SCUFF $350. With a sneaker sole, real shearling wool lining, and bungee lacing system, these puff slip-ons will be your favorite go-to for checking the mail, walking the dog, or grabbing a coffee.

CHACO RAMBLE PUFF CINCH $74.95. Fireplace or campfire, the Ramble Puff Cinch slippers are made for indoors and outdoors with water resistant rip-stop nylon, soft fleece lining, and an adjustable, mid-ankle cinch in a stylish quilted design.

TEVA REEMBER $74.95. Made for all-day wear, the adventure-ready Teva ReEmber offers toasty warmth and outdoor versatility with a 100% recycled, water-repellent, ripstop upper; responsive PU footbed cushioning; and durable rubber outsole. Read More

 

Guilt-Free Chocolate…

 

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…THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU TOO!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, chocolate is the best way to indulge. Dark chocolate has particular health benefits, as a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, beneficial for the cardiovascular system as well. Maybe you’re trying to go cold turkey after a sugar filled holiday season, but here are a few of our favorite chocolates we give you permission to try… but please consume responsibly!

ROW 1: QUEST FUDGEY BROWNIE BAR. Quest is best known for their protein bars, but have introduced a line of ridiculously delicious candy bars with just 4g net carbs, 1g sugar, 9g fiber, and 12g protein too.

SKINNY DIPPED SUPER DARK & SEA SALT ALMONDS. Take omega-6 rich almonds, dip them in extra dark vegan chocolate, and your day just got a whole lot sweeter – even with less sugar added! 1 serving of 16 almonds has 130 calories, 13g of healthy fats, 4g sugar, and 5g protein. Also try Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

HU SIMPLE DARK CHOCOLATE. USDA Certified Organic, Paleo, vegan and dairy-free, Hu 70% cocoa dark chocolate bars are made with the simplest of ingredients and sweetened with unrefined, fiber rich, coconut sugar. 1/2 bar has 180 calories with 13g healthy fats, 13g carbs, and 3g fiber. Check out delicious Hu Hunks chocolate covered almonds too! Read More

 

31 Days of Fitness 2022!

 

 
Happy New Year and welcome to 31 Days of Fitness 2022! We are back with another action packed January of workouts, wellness, recovery, and more! Every day this month your intrepid editor will be checking out a different class, studio, app, modality, and trainer to showcase the amazing variety of workouts to get and stay in shape for the new year. Omicrom may be raging but we’re going to keep it safe with a mix of digital, studio, indoor, outdoor, and socially distant workouts. There’s no guessing where I might turn up!
 

DAY 1: POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

What a way to kick off the new year and 31 Days of Fitness 2022 than at the 119th Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge, which returned this year after the 2021 Covid hiatus. Besides the symbolic cleansing of the past year, greeting the new year with a frigid but invigorating plunge has numerous health benefits as well. A cold water plunge increases blood flow, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, releases endorphins, and elevates your mood. In fact, I feel great! While most of us revelers are out there just one day year, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing club in the United States, founded in 1903, and members take the plunge every Sunday November-April! Photo:Casey Steffens Read More

 
 

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