Health & Wellness
Whenever I discover amazing wellness products that have made a difference for me or others, I want to share them! I love to give gifts that empower my friends and family to enjoy greater vitality, deeper relaxation and more quality time with their loved ones.
The season for giving is upon us so I thought it would be a perfect time to share some healthy gift ideas with you. Here are a few of my favorites.Healthy (and Tasty) Gifts from Our Favorite Wellness Enthusiasts
Amid all the holiday treats, I always enjoy the chance to try out some delicious and nutritious foods and recipes. Plus, they help me jump-start a More >
Last month I was excited to attend the 3rd annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference in Pasadena, Calif. As you may know, Bulletproof is the brainchild of Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 20 years and $300,000 learning how to achieve a state of optimum physical, mental and overall life performance.
The Biohacking Conference is a meeting of the minds for all things Bulletproof: speakers, attendees, vendors and new technologies. Everyone was there to share their knowledge, learn and improve. Dave defines biohacking as “the art and science of becoming superhuman,” and the conference provided a blueprint for doing More >
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the Mindshare Summit, an annual meeting of health and wellness experts held in gorgeous Rancho Mirage, Calif. Nutrition and fitness expert J.J. Virgin founded the event to create a place for like-minded wellness practitioners and entrepreneurs to collaborate on how to make a difference by empowering wellness. What an exhilarating weekend it was!
J.J. believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and her conference definitely embodies this idea. During the Summit I met a fantastic group of thought leaders and wellness practitioners who truly believe that we can all unite and get the More >
Many people use saunas to improve their general health and well-being, as well as to heal chronic illness, detox, and lose weight. But did you know there are many ways to optimize the sauna experience in your everyday life? This blog is the first in a series that will introduce different ways to maximize the benefits of sauna use. Today we’ll talk about digestive health, and a few foods that can augment the detoxifying benefits of infrared sauna use.A Healthy Gut Leads to a Healthy Body
Though you may not realize it, your overall health is directly linked to the health of More >
Today, the health benefits of saunas are widely known. When Sunlighten saunas were featured on Oprah as an extreme life extension tool in 2009 and again on Dr. Oz in 2010, infrared saunas suddenly became mainstream and more and more people began taking notice of the therapeutic effects of infrared light. But that hasn’t always been the case. When Sunlighten was founded in 1999, infrared saunas were anything but trendy. We’re passionate about helping people become healthier and happier, which is why we’re proud to be pioneers in the infrared sauna industry!
Have you ever asked yourself the question “how can I live in vitality?”
In a way, it’s a much better self-question than “how can I eat better?” Or “how can I exercise more?” Or “how can I have more energy?”
I know that for me, it is not just about healthy eating and exercise — it’s about enjoying the life I have chosen and living in vitality. That’s the big goal. And if I’m truly living in vitality all of those other factors fall into place. I think it also means that my body’s innate wisdom and systems are working together to not only maintain my More >
Our bodies need water to survive. About 60% of the adult human body is water, and a large number of body systems require it to function normally. Take a look at all the ways our bodies use water:
- Body temperature: Sweat helps to regulate body temperature and keep us cool.
- Circulation and heart health: When properly hydrated, the blood carries more oxygen cells, and the heart can pump easier.
- Digestion and waste removal: Water helps your body break down food and absorb nutrients; water also helps the kidneys transport waste out of the body’s cells, and keeps the gastrointestinal tract in good working More >
Corporate wellness programs have been around for years, but it’s been in the last several that they’ve really taken off and become mainstream. With healthcare costs increasingly chipping away at company profits and the health of our nation a continuing concern, organizations are taking notice of their role in employee wellness.
What Is a Corporate Wellness Program?
A wellness program is one that offers an incentive to improve health. These take vastly varying forms from organization to organization. While one company might make next year’s gym membership free to someone who used it a certain number of days this year, another company More >
Every day we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals, from cosmetic products and household cleaners to the air we breathe and the foods we eat. The body’s natural detoxification system helps to break down and get rid of many of these chemicals, but in this age of chemical overabundance, the liver and kidneys are often overworked, leading to a buildup of chemicals in our bodies.
This chemical burden makes regular detoxification a critical practice for your health and wellbeing. Being smart about what you eat and drink can help support your liver and kidneys and aid the body in its natural More >
When it comes to health and exercise, stretching often takes a backseat to exercise – it’s the prerequisite to working out, but one that many people skip. But stretching actually has its own set of health benefits, from increased athletic performance to decreased risk of injury. At Sunlighten, we believe in the value of stretching – and believe that you can kick it up a notch by stretching in a sauna. Step into a sauna, and you enter a whole new world. Stress melts away, muscles relax, and you feel at ease. Combine the powers of stretching with a Sunlighten More >