Five Health & Wellness Trends In 2021

Hi friends! Did 2020 do a number on you? Can we do a quick reframe? Perhaps the past year’s trials and tribulations could serve as forced implementation of mindfulness practices, coupled with a newfound appreciation of holistic stress-relieving techniques. (I’m looking at you red light therapy, blue-light blocking glasses, and Wim Hof breathing!) With all we’ve learned from these challenging months – coupled with the promise of a new day – here are five health and wellness trends we can look for in the many horizons of 2021. Vitamin D We’ve known for a while that Vitamin D – which …

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How Infrared Therapy May Reduce Holiday Stress and Depression

Holidays May be Difficult for Some in 2020 If your family is one that typically gathers for the holidays, traveling to celebrate with generations by sharing favorite recipes and meals, opening gifts, and spending time with one another, this year may look different. Even favorite outdoor winter activities you might have enjoyed as a group, like skiing or ice skating, may not be possible either due to closures or capacity limitations. In fact, because of widespread COVID-19, public health experts are recommending we all rethink the many holiday traditions that usually provide comfort and companionship at this time of year. …

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Rachel Varga’s Winter Skin Tips

Tip 1: Keep Your Skin Hydrated On-the-Go If you’ve been following the skin and rejuvenation tips I share, you already know the importance of a solid medical-grade skin-care routine covering the essentials like cleansing, moisturizing, sun protection and exfoliation. However, during the drier winter months and even drier indoor electric heating, it’s not a bad idea to bump up your hydration levels on-the-go with a mist hydration spray. Who wants to reapply their moisturizer and SPF on top of their already applied make up? A spray hydration product like the Copper Firming Mist is my go-to spray at the moment. …

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Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy Spotlight

The self-care trend isn’t going anywhere, in fact, it’s only growing. More and more people are taking ownership of their health in more natural ways with wellness centers like Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy. One of the growing trends is natural pain management and recovery. Services such as cryotherapy (cold therapy) and infrared sauna therapy are popping up more and more throughout the country, and for good reason. Cryotherapy is used for achy muscles and inflammation, as well as speeding up recovery time, reducing pain, and recovering from surgery. Cryotherapy exposes the body to freezing temperatures that range from anywhere …

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5 Ways to Supplement Sunlight Exposure

Sunlight Benefits for Body and Mind Scientific research is shedding new light on the many benefits we derive from being exposed to the sun’s rays; something our primitive ancestors naturally took advantage of. But as the human race has evolved, many of us have gotten further and further away from the sun, quite literally. We live and work inside climate-controlled environments and wear clothing and sunscreen that covers or protects most of the body from the sun’s harshest rays. While that protection is important, so is sun exposure and the many positive benefits it confers on the body and the …

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How to Reduce Health Risks from Smoke Exposure

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the 2020 fire season is one of the most devastating to date. By the end of the first week of September, California had recorded more than 7,600 fires and roughly 2.3 million acres had burned. Wildfires in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington are also causing record damage to communities across these states, destroying thousands of homes and property in their paths. While burned-out homes, vehicles, and forests are the obvious signs of the wildfires’ destruction, it’s the secondary impact of the flames, namely smoke, that’s causing concern not just in the …

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Beat the Flu This Winter

This past May I was sick for 9 days. Despite two negative COVID tests, I still think I had COVID! I guess I’ll never know, but I can tell you that it’s scary to get a bad flu when you have asthma and it’s COVID season. As we move into fall and winter, there’s a fair chance you’ll catch a virus and be worried as well. The two best things you can do for flu season are practice diligent self-care, and be ready to take action should you start to feel flu symptoms. So let’s learn some options! Please note …

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Self-Care Hacks for Busy People

September is National Self-Care Awareness Month! Yes, you read that right. In our technology-driven world, we are accustomed to being “on” and available 24/7 that we actually need to raise awareness about taking care of ourselves.    This initiative was started by Evolve to Live to remind us that simple self-care is essential to our longevity. We are so consumed with deadlines, schedules, and endless inboxes, that we forget to do basic things like eat and breathe.   At Sunlighten, we want to change the way the world thinks about wellness and are committed to empowering others to live healthier lives, which is …

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Golfers Find Quicker Recovery and More Rounds with Infrared

Golfers suffer from an array of injuries while playing their sport, from the very common neck injury to the strain on their backs from the walking, twisting, and eventual swinging of the club. Back pain is particularly tough on golfers as when your back is affected with pain, your whole body can become disjointed, and playing the game itself, much less even a simple putting stroke, can become impossible. All athlete’s bodies suffer from constant wear and tear, and what has become nearly as important as how they train, is how they rebound from a workout or game day. The …

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Hot Yoga at Home

Attention all hot yoga and Bikram yoga fans: sometimes the fast pace of daily life prevents us from fitting in our regular yoga workout. Fortunately, Sunlighten has a variety of home saunas, such as the mPulse eMPOWER and Signature IV, that are easily configured to allow ample space for a single person to pose …whenever you want, in the comfort of your own home. Even our one-person and two-person models can provide enough space for some static hot yoga poses. Listed below are eight poses you can do in any Sunlighten cabin sauna. All benches are removable to make additional space for …

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