Ah, yes, January. That dull, drab post-holiday time of the year that leaves us void of a reason to get out of our cozy beds in the morning. Not only must we drag ourselves to the office in the freezing cold while it's pitch black outside, but we also have to bid adieu to all those fun holiday parties, endless cocktails, and sugar cookie binges until next year.
But wait—all those
fun exhausting gatherings are no more ... Eureka! Because we’re exhausted. Finally, we have the opportunity to get back to the gym and feel healthy. Suddenly, we are just a little more excited for the first month of the year. Behold, a few buzzy ways to kick-start you back into feeling amazing this winter.
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Goodbye, eggnog and hot toddies; hello, fresh meals and sweaty saunas! 2017, we got this.
1. Infrared Saunas
Want to feel like you just spent a week detoxing at a wellness retreat in a matter of 30 to 60 minutes? Enter the infrared sauna, the latest and greatest way to rid the body of all of those holiday toxins. Touted as seven times more detoxifying than traditional heat, the infrared sauna is the mack daddy of them all. At Higher Dose, step inside your own private sauna, turn the chromotherapy lighting to your color of choice (blue is relaxing, so we went that route) and plug your iTunes into the custom surround sound music system. After an hour letting the heat + the soothing sounds of Adele take our worries away, we felt like a brand new person.
2. The Latest in Clean Eating
Juice Press, a favorite of Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner, just launched their clean-eating plan, and we’re obsessed. Kick off the new year with a 1-, 3-, or 5-day eating program comprised of hearty soups, fresh salads, and other nourishing plant-based options such as chia seed pudding and cold, raw oatmeal all made with organic, pure ingredients. Bottom line: We’re obsessed. Not only did we feel full and completely detoxed after five days of clean eating, but the personal concierge assigned to you helps you customize each meal, so you’ll love every last bite (and did we mention you can have it delivered right to your door?).
3. At-Home Luxury IVs
Whether you’re sporting a serious hangover or you’re in search of a glowing complexion, The I.V. Doc, an at-home luxury hydration service, has got you covered. Book an appointment online and a nurse will arrive at your home or office equipped with an I.V. bag to put in your arm, delivering fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins in a matter of minutes. Kim K. and Kate Upton are both fans.
4. Colon Hydrotherapy
Colonics are by NO means new, but they certainly are resurfacing among celebs, models, and the health-obsessed wanting to take their detox plans to a deeper level. Which is why custom colonic spots like Fluid are opening all over the country. At this hidden gem in New York's Flatiron district, Dr. Francis Gonzalez, an experienced therapist with more than 10 years of experience managing colon hydrotherapy clinics, walks each patient through their detoxing goals and issues before putting them on a custom program that addresses long-term goals and is tailored to specific needs