Research shows that recruiting a friend is one of the best ways to stay motivated in your health regimen—so how about several hundred friends? That's the idea behind THE/THIRTY Wellness Club, our new health-oriented Facebook group. As a community-driven extension of our brand-new wellness hub, the group was created specifically to get our readers involved: It's a safe space to spitball health tips, get (and give) product and fitness class recommendations, chat about the latest exercise study, and generally get an honest discussion going on all things fitness, diet, and personal health.
We're already more than 600 members strong and have covered all kinds of topics ranging from birth control to natural deodorant to the best post-workout smoothies. On a personal level, I sought out some advice from the group when I was in a funk last week about my fitness progress. Within an hour, I felt so much better—several members chimed in to give me the pep talk I needed.
And that's THE/THIRTY's MO: to be a positive, no-BS place for any wellness-related topic. Below, you'll find some of the best tips we've covered so far—and keep scrolling to find out how you can join the group.
1. If you need a post-dinner sweet fix…
THE/THIRTY members have plenty of healthy recommendations to indulge that craving. Favorites include that ever-popular frozen banana "ice cream" trick, dark chocolate–covered almonds, and greek yogurt loaded with fresh fruit.
2. Do natural deodorants even work?
Based on our group's discussion, there are a handful of tried-and-true options—shop them below.
3. This herb might be nature's version of Adderall.
4. Your stress might just be all talk.
One member shared a story from Well + Good about the fascinating topic of vocalizing your anxiety: Apparently, just saying "I'm stressed" out loud can elevate your stress hormones even more. In the Wellness Club, the discussion swung the opposite way as members shared how saying positive things out loud has helped them gain a sunnier perspective.
5. What's on your workout playlist?
'90s throwbacks are group favorites, as are heart-pumping beats from Drake, Kygo, and Kaytranada.
Ready to get in on the wellness discussion? Simply head over to the group's page and request to join—that's it!