Happy New Year, to our fellow Women in White Coats! With the new year comes a chance for a fresh start and many of us set resolutions to make wellness, self-care and fitness a bigger priority in life. With that in mind the authors of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” have put together a list of some of their favorite wellness and fitness items. You’ll find items for healthy cooking, fitness items and gadgets, and even skin care and book recommendations. We’d love to hear if you have any additional suggestions. If so, please leave a comment below.
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This is a super easy and compact spiralizer for making zucchini or yellow squash noodles which are a fantastic low-carb swap for pasta. It even comes with some recipes for Zoodles.
Autumn Calabrese’s Fixate cookbook is one of our author’s favorite cookbooks for eating healthy and portion controlled. The recipes are not only delicious but also cut out processed foods as well.
Yoga is such a great form of exercise that is also very relaxing. We love this reversible yoga mat because it’s functional and beautiful.
You’ve heard over and over again about how great meditation is for you. It’s time to make it a part of your daily routine. This lotus flower meditation mat is a favorite because it creates a special space for calming the mind.
Keeping track of steps is a great way to motivate yourself to get more movement in. All of a sudden taking the stairs or parking further from the store in the parking lot makes more sense. With a Fit Bit Fitness Activity Tracker you can also make it fun and compete with family and friends to see who gets more steps in. And this lavender one is super cute, too.
Resistance training is something that a few of authors really enjoy and is great for the body. These authors have found working out at home a perfect solution for their busy lives. These Bowflex SelectTech adjustable weights are great because the dumbells can adjust in weight from 5 to 52.5 lbs in 2.5 lb increments. This is perfect for women as sometimes a 5 lb jump in weight is just a little too much all at once.
We love this Clarisonic Facial Brush because its such a great way to get really clean skin, unclog pores and also prevent signs of aging. The sonic waves help the skin create more collagen.
One of our authors said once she turned 30, she promised herself she would start taking really good care of her skin. She tries to get a facial every 6-8 weeks to keep her skin healthy and refreshed from constantly wearing a face mask at work. She loves the Vitamin C Face Wash by Joanna Vargas because it smells great and leaves her skin feeling super smooth after using it. When her schedule is super busy and she can’t get to the salon for a facial, she also uses their Euphoria Face Mask at home for a mini treatment.
To round out our list, be sure to get a copy of The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod which many of our authors have read and recommend. It will give you an action plan for implementing a empowering routine to your mornings so you can get the most out of your days and make each morning a miracle.
Archana Shrestha, MD is a practicing emergency physician in Chicago. She is coauthor of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” and Cofounder of WomenInWhiteCoats.com. She is also an online health and fitness coach. Her healthy living lifestyle blog can be found at MightyMomMD.com and she can be followed on Instagram @MightyMomMD