15 Stay-Healthy Wellness Products
No talking dirty when you put an iSkin cover on your phone—it's made with antimicrobial material to stop the growth of unwanted bacteria.
Rub Away Germs
Sanitize your hands without that antiseptic smell. This all-natural option has a pleasant fragrance and leaves skin feeling soft.
Get yourself out of an exercise rut with these workouts. Choose a level, and pop a laminated card out of the three-ring binder to find out what your cardio routine and strength training moves will be for that day. It's like having a personal trainer creating a brand-new exercise routine for you.
Control the Air
Dryness can be a home (and health) wrecker, allowing viruses to linger in the air and on often-touched surfaces like faucets, door handles and countertops. Fight flu and other illnesses by upping the humidity level—ideal is 40 to 60 percent—with a humidifier.
Skip the App
This pocket-size, user-friendly book makes going low-tech good for your bottom line. It includes food counts for around 17,000 generic and brand-name foods, plus 200 fast food and restaurant chain items.
Step to It
The easiest way to lose weight is to start taking at least 10,000 steps a day. Women who regularly walk this much have 40 percent less body fat, as well as waists and hips that are 4 to 6 inches narrower than those who walk fewer than 6,000.
Not sure if you should keep your kid home or send him to school? This new superfast thermometer gives you a reading in just 8 seconds, turning green if he's good to go, yellow if he has a mild fever and red if he should climb back into bed.
Odorless radon gas, which seeps out of soil and into homes through cracks in the foundation, leads to more than 20,000 deaths annually in the U.S. and is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Find out if your home has high radon levels—especially dangerous in the winter—with a simple test.
Enforce the two-minute rule. That's how long your kids (and you and your husband) should spend brushing, twice a day. This blinking toothbrush makes keeping time easy for your young tweens.
Full Steam Ahead
The 11 attachments on this high-temperature steamer loosen dirt and kill germs on toilets, floors and ovens, as well as on other tough-to-clean items like carpets and your kids' baseball mitts—all without chemicals.
You Gotta Wear Shades
The brightest move for your family's eye health is choosing sunglasses that block UVA and UVB light. Wearing them year round is key to avoiding cataract surgery—the most frequently performed operation in the United States.
It may sound counterintuitive, but lying on this prickly mat releases feel-good endorphins that decrease stress, headaches and back and neck pain, while also improving digestion and sleep.
Get Better Zzz's
Each morning this device gives you a score based on how long it took you to fall asleep, how many times you woke up and more.
Sleep on It
In clinical studies, this pillow was found to improve sleep, increase daytime energy, help regulate body temperature and reduce soreness. Talk about sweet dreams!
There's no excuse not to exercise when an entire gym is under your bed. Pull it out anytime to work your arms, chest, back, shoulders, legs, hips and obliques in minutes.
Originally published in the November 1, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.
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