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In partnership with our friends at Sakara Life
For the fastest routines, there is something big to say. Sometimes it feels like you can do this one little thing, you can take on the bigger ones too. And even if that little thing is the only one today, you did it – it’s a win. The point is: the little stuff adds up. Here are some of the wellness-centric habits – like a daily supplement package and comprehensive oral care routine – that produce results in five minutes or less per day.
Even the hardest working of us tend to have some nutritional gaps in our diet. This is not a failure – it is usually the result of a good life and a healthy relationship with food. But it’s also why a solid and consistent nutritional supplement is useful. Sakara has developed a supplement package to fill these gaps: it contains a multivitamin made from whole-food ingredients; a chelated magnesium-calcium mixture to support bones, joints and nerves; a B vitamin complex with additional adaptogens; an algae-based omega-3 capsule; and a complete probiotic with fiber and digestive enzymes. The formulas are vegan and third-party tested for purity and effectiveness. The daily serving of vitamins is individually packaged to keep your buoyancy down: you just empty a sachet into your hand and push the pills back.
Sakara Life The Foundation, Sakara Life, $ 120 / $ 105 with subscription. Get 20 percent off a box of The Foundation using the promo code FOUNDATION20 through January 31, 2020.
A percussive massager can quickly get rid of the minor aches and pains that arise during the day. And there are so many reasons to choose a Theragun. They’re surprisingly powerful, comfortable to hold at any angle, and built to last. The Pro and Elite models are Bluetooth enabled and can be paired with the Therabody app, which guides you through routines designed by a chiropractor to treat anything that annoys you. (Which is helpful. Sometimes a pain is caused by muscles here and released there.) While the entire Theragun range does the job and does it well, the Pro model gives the quickest results: it packs 60 pounds of strength – twenty more than the Elite and forty more than the Mini – that will give you that new feeling faster.
Therabody Theragun Pro, goop, $ 599
In the past few decades of positive psychology research, we have learned how effective a gratitude practice can be. Some of us might have known this intuitively, but research confirms it – studies show that gratitude is consistently linked to general happiness, greater self-esteem, better sleep, empathy, and resilience. There is also no right way to do this. However, if you’re not sure where to start, here are some ideas: Join a guided gratitude meditation, jot down one thing (however general or specific) that you are grateful for once a day, and write Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you, or follow Brené Brown’s lead and list your gratitude whenever you feel vulnerable or fearful.
Dry brushing for three to five minutes is a simple but powerful ritual. Before you shower, take the brush in your hand and, starting at your feet, work your way up and brush the brush towards your heart. Feeling good should be your guide; Don’t brush so hard that it hurts. And if it feels unexpectedly bristle the first time, stick with it. Once we got used to the way the brush felt, we longed for the feel – as well as the tingling, awakened skin it leaves us with.
goop Beauty G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush, goop, $ 20
We hope brushing your teeth is a two minute wellness ritual that you’ve already started. We also hope this kit from BOKA brings out the oral health enthusiast in you. The floss slides perfectly between your teeth, feels great on your gums, and is the perfect amount of mint. The toothbrush consists of odor-reducing activated charcoal from Binchotan in the bristles. Don’t skip the tongue scraping: it is a foundation of Ayurvedic oral care and protects fresh breath. But the star of the show is definitely BOKA’s toothpaste, which has a balanced taste of mint and green tea and swaps fluoride for nanohydroxyapetite – a gold standard ingredient in Japanese dentistry that removes plaque and remineralizes teeth.
BOOK Mindful Kit, goop, $ 30
Suck it up
Do you think you can’t get off in five minutes? Think again The Womanizer is a vibrator that approximates the feeling of oral sex. Using a good water- or oil-based lubricant as a base, place the vibrator’s mouth over your clitoris, step through the twelve levels of intensity until you find the one you like the most, and let it do its thing. While every body is different – you may need or want to stay a little longer – we have found this to be a consistent path to an extremely satisfying orgasm.
Womanizer Womanizer Premium, goop, $ 199