Friday’s Favorite Products: October 5
Check out the fitness, nutrition and life balance products are on our radar right now.
Based on yoga and tai chi, the gentle exercises in the Mindful Movements book-and-DVD set were originally designed to be used between long sits on meditation retreats, but they’re also ideal for refreshing the body during a long day at the desk. $12 from Amazon.
Designed by a physical therapist, the Tola System works with your body weight to apply just-right pressure to hard-to-reach soft tissues, supporting neuromuscular release (and relief) before or after tough workouts. Also great for relieving travel stiffness. About $40 at www.tolapoint.com.
Honor the bounty of autumn vegetables by anointing them with a little of this exquisite truffle butter from Urbani. Rich, earthy and aromatic, a half-teaspoon of this truffle-studded stuff will turn a plate of cooked broccoli or squash into a meal fit for royalty. Available at some Trader Joe’s locations. Or get four for about $39 from www.urbanitrufflesonline.com.
Dress It Up
Rich, ruby-red pumpkin-seed oil makes killer salad dressing and looks gorgeous drizzled on soup or dips. Hay River cold-presses its organic seeds to keep the
flavor bright and the omega-3 fats intact. About $20 from www.hayriver.net.
Sitting can be tiring, not least of all because most of us slouch. Improve seated posture with this support from BackJoy, which slightly tilts the pelvis to encourage a more natural, upright spine. $40 from www.backjoy.com.
Keep a bottle of this energizing blend of citrus, bergamot and cardamom oil in a desk drawer. The spicy scent has surprising power to spark fresh ideas when your brain has ground to a halt. Creative Juice from Aura Cacia is $11 at natural markets, or from www.auracacia.com.