By Abigail Matheson | December 19, 2016 |
From high-tech to low-budget: kick off the year with improving the 3-D you.
A new year means a new you, right? Get a head start on those resolutions with hot and healthy approaches for your office, body, and tummy.
T IS FOR TURMERIC Kale, say hello to a new cool kid in the food chain: turmeric. “Turmeric has so many great medicinal properties, and has been used for thousands of years,” says Ron Marcos, owner of Jugos Juice Bar, which offers a lemon, ginger, and turmeric shot. “We especially love turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties [thanks] to a compound called curcumin.” 145 Dartmouth St., 617-418-9879
STAND-UP EMPLOYEE No fear of nodding off at work with a treadmill desk or elevated desktop. In fact, you’ll get a workout. David Aykanian of Precision Fitness is a firm believer that standing while working not only increases productivity, but has positive impacts on the human body: “The human body is not meant to sit,” he says. Your back and neck will thank you. 303 Worcester Road, Framingham, 508-861-7860
DISCONNECT! Put. The. Phone. Down. If you have trouble, sign yourself up for the Digital Wellness Escape at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, an 80 minute treatment designed to help guests disconnect. “We focus on grounding both body and mind,” says spa director Virginia Lara. Beginning with a toxin-extracting foot bath, a massage then focuses on iPhone-strained neck and shoulders. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8820
FITNESS CRITIC Spinning at SoulCycle, barre at Exhale, circuit work at Equinox—how do you know which class is right for your body? The Sweat Concierge can help. “Be it a barre class or be it a bootcamp class, no matter what your way of exercising is, we can help,” says founder Tori Scott. Her staff visits local fitness studios and publishes detailed reviews online so that you can find a class that fits your workout style. 617-699-0933