4 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues (And The Products You Need) - IMBOLDN
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It’s the beginning of February and we’re already asking: Is winter over yet? With the shortened days and the cold, blustery weather, it’s clear that we’re still not out of the woods – not by a long shot. So, our clever editors have put their heads together to come up with a variety of products that will help the body, mind, and spirit get through the remainder of what feels like a very long winter.

Give Your Body What It Needs

Each day, we work hard and play hard, often at the expense of our body’s overall health. We risk getting wrung out, stressed out, and succumbing to poor eating habits, all of which conspire to make us feel, well, crappy. It’s times like these that your body needs a boost to help it get back on track so you can be at the top of your game. We’ve got some suggestions that will help.

ASYSTEM Super Human Supplements

ASYSTEM’s Super Human Supplements help men be the healthiest version of themselves. Research indicates that we’re not getting what we need from food alone. So, ASYSTEM searched for ingredients that utilize the power of nature as well as modern science in developing an effective set of supplements that contain adaptogens, nootropics, and clinically proven ingredients to boost your energy, immunity, and focus. They come in convenient packs of five capsules, making it super easy to take them on the go.


Beast Health Beast Blender

You’ve committed to consuming more fruits and veggies, so you now need a blender to help you along your path to healthy living. Enter the Beast Blender. Not only does this blender make amazing-tasting smoothies and shakes, but it also monitors the blade speed and makes adjustments to maintain speed and torque, resulting in a perfectly blended drink. It sports a 12-rib vessel design which can also be used as your to-go cup with a drinking lid and carry cap.


Cuzen Matcha – Matcha Starter Kit

Matcha has soared in popularity lately, with matcha shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts appearing everywhere from your favorite health food stores to coffee shops. Similar to green tea, matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, but it is grown differently, resulting in a unique nutrient profile. Matcha is jam-packed with health-promoting compounds, like antioxidants and components that help enhance brain function, among many others. Now, with the Matcha Starter Kit, you can grind and whisk matcha into a perfect nutrient-dense shot, ready for drinking straight or for mixing into your favorite matcha latte. The matcha maker comes with three tea leaf packets and everything you’ll need to create superb matcha.


The Healthy Mind Cookbook

Rebecca Katz, nutritionist and accomplished chef, created The Healthy Mind Cookbook as a nod to growing scientific evidence supporting the significant role food plays in how well the brain functions. This cookbook is not only packed with great, nutrient-rich recipes, it also has a “Culinary Pharmacy” that lists the benefits of the ingredients used and complete nutritional details for each dish. You won’t be able to resist dishes like Roasted Asparagus Soup with Pistachio Cream, Kale Quinoa Salad with Red Grapes, Wild Salmon Kabobs with Asian Pesto, and Tart Cherry and Chocolate Crunch.



We know, we know. You’re super busy. You don’t have the time, you’re too tired, you can’t afford a gym membership, etc., etc. You know it’s good for you, but you can’t seem to make it happen – at least with any regularity. We’ve come up with a few suggestions that just might spark that inner fire in you to start an exercise routine that’ll stick.

Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat

For the dedicated yogis out there, lululemon’s Reversible Yoga Mat is an investment you’ll never regret. The stability, support, and high density (5mm) this mat provides will make your yoga practice effortless and supremely comfortable. Measuring 26-inches x 71-inches, the lululemon reversible mat is bigger than its counterparts in the yoga community, making it suitable for all body types. It also comes with an antimicrobial additive that helps keep the mat fresh.


Reyal Whey Protein Formulation

Help your body recover quickly and efficiently between workouts with Reyal’s Whey Protein Formulation. Simply mix one scoop of this gluten-free 5-in-1 whey formulation, packed with BCAAs, creatine, glutamine, and collagen, in a smoothie or with water or milk to aid in refueling and building muscle. Made in Canada, Reyal’s Whey Protein Formulation comes in a 30-ounce container and offers a total of 25 servings.



Whether you’re working out at home or on the road, the Exerbell is an adjustable kettlebell that can be filled with either water or sand, enabling you to adjust the weight to your liking. Offering adjustable weight from 4lb up to 22 lb (water) and 30 lb (sand), the Exerbell will challenge your whole body with over 30 functional exercises for strength, endurance, and mobility. Once emptied, the Exerbell folds flat for easy storage around the house or pack it in a suitcase to take on your travels.


The Brrrn Board Adjustable

Looking to get in really good shape? The Brrrn Board may be just what you’re looking for. Improve your balance, cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and strength with workouts on this high-quality design slide board that comes with all the accessories you need to get sliding–board care wipes, slide mittens, and slide booties. It’s meant to be used in combination with Brrrn’s At-Home workout streaming service ($9.99 per month or $79.99 per year), which offers on-demand, trainer-led classes and solo challenges to guide your slide and have you feeling the burn.



Like diet and exercise, a good night’s sleep is vital to keeping your body and mind functioning correctly. It is estimated that between 50-70 million people in the U.S. suffer from insomnia, where they have difficulty falling asleep or are unable to stay asleep for long, leading to extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating day in and day out. It therefore behooves us to look at natural solutions that ensure we get a good, solid night’s sleep.

Baloo Weighted Blanket

The deep pressure stimulation of a Baloo Blanket soothes the nervous system and alleviates stress and anxiety. Studies show weighted blankets support the production of serotonin and melatonin, and lead to a decrease in cortisol, the stress hormone. Baloo produces the only eco-friendly, luxury weighted blanket made with lead-free glass microbeads and soft premium cotton that’s cool and breathable for year-round use. Weighing in at 20 pounds, the blanket provides a soothing, comfortable sleep that fits a queen-size bed.


The Nue Co. Sleep+

Integrating clinical science with advancements in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Nu Co. has developed Sleep+, a formula that includes GABA to support the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, as well as valerian root to promote better and longer sleep. Valerian root has also been found to reduce anxiety, leading to feelings of calmness and tranquility, which helps you to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep+ comes in a handy capsule and is to be taken within 30 minutes of going to bed.


GEM Sleep Essentials

Formulated for sleep, mood, and restorative health, Gem’s Sleep Essentials are chocolate cherry bites containing valerian root, l-theanine, magnesium, GABA, and whole-food sourced nutrients to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up restored. Soy-, gluten-, and dairy-free, take one each night to promote relaxation and improved sleep quality.


Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set

Nothing is better than climbing into a bed made up with flannel sheets. When the temps drop, you’ll want to get into bed early just to experience the bliss you’ll feel wrapped up in these soft and toasty flannel sheets by Upstate. They’re made with a premium eco-heather brushed flannel fabric that’s soft, warm, and breathable. Woven on traditional looms in the Guimarães region of Northern Portugal, these sheets will have you snoring in no time.

Take care of your mental health

Considering how much of a role our mental health plays in each aspect of our lives, it’s vital that we practice regular self-care. Because different circumstances can affect our mental health, it’s important to keep our fingers on the pulse of our emotions, so to speak. Here are some suggestions on how to take the best possible care of you.

Mind Journal

Are you seeking a way to have a more positive mindset, increased clarity and focus, and higher productivity? If so, the Mind Journal may be just the tool to help you accomplish your goals. Start with the three stages of self-discovery and the 30 life-changing exercises, leading up to honing your skills in the free writing section of the journal. This handsome charcoal grey journal has a 100% lay-flat binding, an ultra-soft crushproof cover and 264 ruled ivory pages to keep your thoughts all in one handy place.


The Organic Company Meditation Block

Made in India, this 100% organic cotton meditation block will be a welcome addition to your yoga or meditation practice. Stuffed with pure organic cotton wadding for a cushioned feel, this block will enhance your posture whether meditating or holding seated yoga positions. Measuring 7.8 x 4.3 x 3.5-inches, the Organic Company’s Meditation Block will quickly become an essential part of your mindfulness gear.


Verilux HappyLight Full-Size

The HappyLight therapy lamp mimics sunlight to enhance mood, energy, sleep, and focus – all without the UV rays. We all know that sunlight is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but for many people, it can be a challenge to access sunlight on a regular basis, particularly during the winter months. Working to reduce lethargy and fatigue, the HappyLight acts to signal your body’s natural energy enhancers simply by spending some time daily exposed to the light.


The Anti-Anxiety Notebook

Designed by Cognitive Behavioral therapists, the Anti-Anxiety Notebook is designed to help you track your emotions and become more aware of your thought patterns, leading to a reduction of anxiety and stress. The notebook offers a variety of structured exercises to help reframe your thoughts and take a different perspective on a situation you’re facing. It also includes over 100 notes and tips from therapists to help direct and inspire reflection.