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Which Winter Wellness Type Are You?

In partnership with our friends at Clearlight Saunas

You know a wellness person when you see one. Or do you? Out of a million ways to get invested in well-being (and sometimes show it), these are the three wellness-minded types we aspire to be this winter.

The Sweat Seeker

You feel most yourself when you’re breaking a sweat. The glow you get after the toughest workouts? Unmatched. A hiking trip to somewhere hotter than here? Already booked. And you’ve graduated from your weekly booking at the sauna studio down the street and shelled out for an infrared sauna of your own. It might not be your biggest flex, but it is your favorite.

  1. The height of luxury is a personal sauna pumping out far and full-spectrum infrared heat. This one measures four by four feet and plugs into a standard outlet, so it’s well-suited for small spaces (whether that’s a master bathroom or the living room of your teensy downtown flat).

    Clearlight Saunas Sanctuary 1 Clearlight Saunas, price upon request
    Clearlight Saunas Sanctuary 1 Clearlight Saunas, price upon request
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  1. Cure Hydration Ruby Riot Grapefruit Daily Electrolyte Mix goop, $25
    Cure Hydration Ruby Riot Grapefruit Daily Electrolyte Mix goop, $25

    Cardinal rule of getting sweaty: Hydrate well before, during, and after. Cure Hydration’s electrolyte mixes help get the job done by replenishing electrolytes better than water alone.*

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  2. Soma 10-Cup Water Pitcher goop, $39
    Soma 10-Cup Water Pitcher goop, $39

    Our suggestion? Keep something refreshing nearby for cooling sips: ice water, smoothies, whatever.

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  3. Baina Josephine Organic Cotton Hand Towel goop, $45
    Baina Josephine Organic Cotton Hand Towel goop, $45

    Picture this: a stack of impossibly pretty towels by your sauna door—for drying hands, patting sweat off your brow, and soaking up drips.

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  4. Matteau Nineties Crop Top goop, $135
    Matteau Nineties Crop Top goop, $135
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    Matteau Nineties High Briefs goop, $135
    Matteau Nineties High Brief goop, $135
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    What to wear when high heat is on the menu? As little as possible.

  5. Bala Bala Bars goop, $55
    Bala Bala Bars goop, $55

    Three-pound weights add an extra oomph to HIIT. (If heated home workouts are your jam, Clearlight makes a four-person sauna with plenty of room to move and stretch.)

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  6. Bala Weighted Wrist Bangles goop, $49
    Bala Weighted Wrist Bangles goop, $49

    Strap a pair of weighted bangles on your ankles or wrists to generate more heat as you move.

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  7. CW&T Forever Jump rope goop, $75
    CW&T Forever Jump rope goop, $75

    The only jump rope you’ll ever need, thanks to the sturdy, lightweight aluminum handles and ten feet of leather rope to trim and knot to your perfect height.

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  8. Bala Power Ring goop, $85
    Bala The Power Ring goop, $85

    Curl it, swing it, press it. (Bop it.) This ten-pound circular weight swaps in for a kettlebell wherever you please.

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  9. Heated Room Hot Pilates
    Heated Room Hot Pilates

    A trip to Heated Room starts with low-impact strength work guided by cool-girl instructors and ends with a post-workout cortado at Joan’s on Third just a block over. (Just add dry shampoo.)

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  10. The Upside Ayama Pia Crop goop, $80
    The Upside Ayama Pia Crop goop, $80
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    The Upside Ayama Dance Shorts goop, $70
    The Upside Ayama Dance Spin Shorts goop, $70
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    A few hundred HIIT workouts in, you know you can put your trust in a breathable, firm rib-knit with the right amount of stretch.

  11. Therabody Wave Roller goop, $149
    Therabody Wave Roller goop, $149

    Don’t forget to roll out while your muscles are still warm. This roller vibrates to encourage local circulation as you go.

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  12. goop Beauty G.TOX DETOXIFYING SUPERPOWDER goop, $60 / $55 with subscription
    goop Beauty G.TOX DETOXIFYING SUPERPOWDER goop, $60/$55 with subscription

    A daily shot of nutrients and botanical extracts to support the liver’s own detoxification processes. (Hello, milk thistle, resveratrol, and vitamin C.) Just add two ounces of water and stir.*

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The Spiritualist

You’re the friend everyone can count on for a referral to the best Reiki master on this side of the Pacific. Your wildest nights out happen deep in Topanga. Nights in: crafting a love spell by the light of a candle. Your search history includes something about truffle retreats in Amsterdam.

  1. Incausa Large Standard Singing Bowl Set goop, $276
    Incausa Large Standard Singing Bowl Set goop, $276

    Your New Year’s resolution is to learn to play the bowls. Here’s a set to get you started—including a Thadobati singing bowl made from hand-hammered brass, a bowl cushion, a mallet, and a bundle of incense.

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  2. Wylde One Yoga in a Cup goop, $35
    Wylde One Yoga in a Cup goop, $35

    If a state of zen was something you could sip on, this adaptogenic elixir would be it. It’s formulated with adaptogens reishi and ashwagandha—plus cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint, and licorice—to promote general relaxation.*

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  3. Inner Compass Inner Compass Cards goop, $55
    Inner Compass Cards Inner Compass Cards goop, $55

    When your intuition needs some pointing in the right direction, this deck of oracle cards might give you some ideas. All it takes is a little trust: Pull one or a few of these pretty cards and see what symbols and themes—vulnerability, practice, letting go—you connect with.

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  4. Les Tien Mock Neck Raglan goop, $202
    Les Tien Inside-Out Mock-Neck Raglan goop, $202
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    Les Tien Snap Front Pant goop, $198
    Les Tien Inside-Out Snap-Front Pants goop, $198
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    At-home rituals call for something snuggly, like a sweatshirt and sweatpants made from lightweight French terry.

  5. Things are Looking Up Optimism on Deck goop, $40
    Things Are Looking Up Optimism on Deck goop, $40

    Whether you’re a natural optimist isn’t important. You think of optimism as a skill. These fifty-two practices help you cultivate the expectation that things will ultimately, despite everything, turn out okay.

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  6. WTHN Ear Seed Kit goop, $45
    WTHN Ear Seed Kit goop, $45

    Make a date with an acupuncturist at WTHN’s New York studios, and ear seeds are a worthwhile add-on to your treatment: They extend the benefits of acupressure over the next few days. Grab a kit to DIY at home—it comes with twenty gold-plated, self-adhesive ear seeds and a guide to ten popular acupressure points.

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  7. The Compass Guided Meditation and Movement Membership The Compass, $49/month or $499/year
    The Compass Guided Meditation and Movement Membership The Compass, $49 a month or $499 a year

    Neuroscientist, meditation guide, and movement artist Nkechi Deanna Njaka created the Compass as a mindfulness curriculum for those who want to dive in deep. There are guided practices, yes, but also clear direction on how to integrate them into daily life.

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  8. B Yoga Ritual Sit Set goop, $290
    B Yoga Ritual Sit Set goop, $290

    A cushion foundation makes your daily sitting practice—Vedic meditation, mindful listening, what have you—more comfortable. Fidget less, transcend the physical vessel of your body more.

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  9. Héros Unitard goop, $195
    HÉROS The Unitard goop, $195

    Sunrise beach yoga calls. This unitard answers.

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  10. 3rd Ritual BEL Candle Set goop, $175
    3rd Ritual BEL Candle Set goop, $175

    Set pretty brass pins into this candle, and as the wax melts, the pins fall, releasing a soft bell sound that can mark the end of a meditation session or simply the passing of time. The candles smell of palo santo, French lavender, and sage.

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  11. Lexmond & Lexmond Moon Intentions Notebook goop, $25
    Lexmond & Lexmond Moon Intentions Notebook goop, $25

    You, of all people, know the new moon is the best time to set intentions: It marks the beginning of new cycles, celestially and personally. This robin’s-egg-blue notebook is a new home for your hopes, plans, and moments of clarity.

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The Snooze Scientist

No one gets between you and your wind-down routine. You know what works for you, and you have it down pat: Turn the lights down low, spend a languid hour in the tub with a cup of chamomile, and set the scene with intention and a pile of cozy blankets. And when all else fails? You lean on the clean-formula sleep aids in your bedside drawer.

  1. Equitea Comfort Herbal Chai Blend goop, $14
    Equitea Comfort Herbal Chai Blend goop, $14

    This rooibos chai (steeped in hot water or milk) is a prime companion for the novel you just can’t put down.

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  2. goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak goop, $35
    goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak goop, $35

    You know the power of a good soak. That’s why you end the day with Epsom salts, chia-seed oil, passionflower, valerian root, myrrh, Australian sandalwood, and wild-crafted frankincense.

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  3. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket goop, $249
    Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket, 15 LBS. goop, $249

    If there’s one thing that gets you through the night, it’s your weighted blanket. You picked a braided one because of the way it looks on your beautifully made bed, and you’ve never looked back.

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  4. BIOS Lighting SkyView Wellness Lamp goop, $750
    BIOS Lighting SKYVIEW WELLNESS TABLE LAMP goop, $750

    This lamp cycles through different kinds of light depending on the time of day. In the evening, it shifts out of its wakeful daytime mode to help you settle down for sleep.

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  5. vitruvi Move Diffuser Terracotta goop, $179
    vitruvi Move Diffuser Terracotta goop, $179

    Bedtime rituals may take you from room to room, but there’s no reason your essential oils can’t go with you. Weapon of choice? This diffuser, which detaches from its base and runs for four hours on a charge.

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  6. vitruvi Unwind Kit goop, $54
    vitruvi Unwind Kit goop, $54

    Lavender is the (solid) foundation of any bedtime-focused essential oil collection. But this set includes four new favorites—each carefully formulated to set the mood for rest and relaxation.

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  7. Morihata Washable Leather Room Shoes goop, $196
    Morihata Washable Leather Room Shoes (Unisex) goop, $196

    The right pair of slippers will rack up some mileage. These ones are made from soft leather that’ll last forever. (And when they’re due for a cleaning, they’re washable by hand.)

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  8. goop Wellness Knock Me Out goop, $30 for 30/$55 for 60
    goop Wellness Knock Me Out goop, $55 for 60/$30 for 30

    Knock Me Out knocks you out. And the chews taste like chocolate mint. Keep extra bags on hand for houseguests and people you really like.*

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  9. Desmond & Dempsey Signature Set goop, $145
    Desmond & Dempsey Signature Set goop, $145

    Put the old college tee back in the drawer. These are the good pajamas.

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  10. goop Wellness Ultraplush Self-Heating G-Spot Vibrator goop, $89
    goop Wellness Ultraplush Self-Heating G-Spot Vibrator goop, $89

    You already know that orgasms are helpful for sleep. And we’re here to tell you: This tricked-out G-spot vibrator is helpful for orgasms.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.