Healthy Living

10 Habit-Stacking Products That Make You Healthier Without Trying

written by KATHERINE CHANG
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Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider

Humans are creatures of habit, and I’m no exception. While I appreciate routine as much as the next girl (I love me a solid a.m. regimen), I could use some major help getting back on track with some practices that have slipped through the cracks (looking at you, meditation and movement). Blame it on the holidays, my procrastinating ways, or being a new mom, but the question, “Where does the time go?” plays on repeat in my head. Cue habit stacking, or tacking on a new habit with an activity you already do regularly (AKA my saving grace and how I get anything done these days). In the name of getting sh*t done, ahead are 10 wellness products that take the guesswork out of habit stacking.

WalkingPad
Foldable Treadmill

Fitting in movement just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the invention of the walking pad. This version has a foldable design, making it effortless to set up under your desk and put away if you have limited space. Whether it’s a Zoom meeting, listening to the latest episode of The Everygirl Podcast, or scrolling your FYP, sidestep missing your workout with the help of your personal catwalk and get to steppin’! Who says your Hot Girl Walk routine can’t be done in the middle of your living room?

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The Skinny Confidential
Ice Roller

Puffiness, be gone! Keep this bad girl in the freezer (and your back pocket) and put it to work anytime your face or body could use a pick-me-up. Reduce swelling and the size of pores with the roll of your pink wand in the a.m. or round out your nighttime routine with it to get the most out of your serums and moisturizers. Short on time? Roll it out while you check emails, drink your coffee or sleepy girl mocktail, or get your steps in on your walking pad.

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HigherDose
Infrared Sauna Blanket

An infrared sauna, but make it cozy. With this blanket, you get the benefits of sweating out impurities, increasing blood flow and circulation, reducing stress, and promoting glowing skin—all the while feeling like you’re getting a warm hug. Grab the book you’ve been meaning to read before you slip in or cue your meditation app for major zen vibes.

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Elastique
MicroPerle™ Collection

This workout ‘fit is the definition of habit stacking in and of itself. Call it a twofer or pure genius—its supportive compression paired with unique MicroPerle™ beads stimulates lymphatic flow and boosts circulation while you sweat it out for an efficient way to support detox and recovery. Think of it as a wearable massage. Workout? Check. Lymphatic massage. Check.

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Athletic Greens
AG1 Greens Powder Supplement

I hate to admit it, but I’ve fallen short of getting my greens in. Enter: AG1. The greens powder packs in vitamins, minerals, prebiotics and probiotics, and antioxidants designed to promote gut health, support immunity, boost energy, and help you recover faster from workouts and physical activity. In other words, it’s chock-full of wholesomeness in one single scoop. What’s more, by adding the daily serving to water, you’re getting after your hydration goal, too. Consider it your habit-stacking BFF for your a.m. routine or post-workout.

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LUMEBOX
LUMEBOX 2.0 Red Light Therapy Device

Hot take: Red light therapy is the holy grail of skin and wellness treatments. Case in point: this RLT device. With perks like anti-aging, reducing inflammation, muscle recovery, and boosted mood, talk about FOMO. It’s compact as it is effective, making getting your glow on at home while you sip on your hot water with lemon (hi, hydration and digestion goals), ice roll, journal, whip up your dinner—you name it—no sweat.

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The Sculpt Society
Sculpt + Dance Cardio Fitness Platform

ICYMI, soft workouts (read: a gentler and more enjoyable approach to exercise) is where it’s at. Megan Roup, the Founder of TSS, was doing low-impact workouts long before they were “in.” Why? Because they make building a habit around making movement a part of your everyday routine that doesn’t feel overwhelming or intimidating. With her “quickie classes”—from Full Body + Sculpt to Booty to Dance Cardio—you can easily stack your choice of workout snacks. Lunch break quickie, anyone?

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Caraway
Food Storage Set

Let’s talk meal prep. Sure, setting yourself up for healthy meals throughout the week is *chef’s kiss*, but let’s be real—whether it actually happens is another story. But having this aesthetically pleasing glass set comes in clutch, especially when the laziness sets in (anyone else find a well-organized and stocked fridge satisfying?). Plus, the not-so-pretty, mismatched Tupperware isn’t cutting it. Whether you make a little extra anytime you’re whipping up dinner or roast some protein and veggies while you’re doing your Sunday cleanup, have these containers at the ready.

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Osea
Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist

Whether you’re part of the WFH club or someone who has trouble putting work to bed, it can be difficult to set boundaries and unplug, leaving your body in limbo before bedtime. Say hello to this slumber-inducing wonder for your wind-down routine. “Where science meets wellness,” the mist helps activate the body’s relaxation response and regulate stress. Spray the calming scent onto your pillow and sheets every time you slip into your silky PJs and doze off to dreamland.

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Superhuman
Meditation App

My relationship with meditation has been on a long hiatus, but it’s the one wellness habit I can count on to send my stress packing if I’m doing it on the reg. And this app is made for habit-stacking—with meditations specifically designed for while you’re getting ready, running errands, traveling, cooking, cleaning, doing legs up the wall (hi, lymphatic drainage), it gives me a leg up in making the practice a daily non-negotiable. Talk about a habit-stacking win-win.

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