A veteran party animal takes on the latest craze in healthful hedonism
I’m on my fourth lap around a block on lower Fifth Avenue when I finally stop to ask myself: What am I doing here? It’s barely past noon on a sunny Sunday, and I’m about to join a three-hour trek from a Northern Indian–inspired dance class to a selection of ... More
At a growing number of upscale resorts, rest and relaxation means offering slews of activities to appease antsy guests
In anticipation of a relaxing getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch, a spa resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, I found myself calculating how early I’d need to wake up in order to drive the three hours to make the 9 a.m. Great Wall of Yoga class. Sure, getting out the door ... More
The buzz about detoxifying teas, cold-pressed juices and other trendy products that promise to flush out toxins can truly be deafening. In an attempt to find the perfect plan for a pre-summer detox, DuJour turned to Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Center for Integrative Medicine in New York City. ... More
Studies are now suggesting that the most important meal of the day may be the one you skip. But are the mind and body benefits of fasting real?
Though I am no stranger to fad diets, I do have my limits, skinny denim be damned. I do not skip meals on purpose. I don’t even skip snacks. Last year, I settled on a modified version of the Paleo diet as the way of eating that, for me, felt ... More
These companies help you get a little refresher while on a jaunt abroad
A new trend has emerged in cosmetic surgery. No, it isn’t elbow enhancements. It’s plastic surgery tourism. Americans are turning their tummy tucks and breast implants into full-blown vacations to countries like Thailand and Brazil. There, they can get quality care plus a retreat for as much as ... More
Affluent peace-seekers are clamoring for ascetic retreats in pursuit of the one thing money can’t buy: personal transformation
The nonprofit Omega Institute, two hours north of Manhattan in Rhinebeck, New York, bills itself as a "university of life," offering instruction in everything from yoga and meditation to tantric sex and flying trapeze. Twenty-three thousand people come to the bucolic 200-acre campus each year and enter an ... More
How to protect and, if necessary, restore sun-damaged skin
Summer is fast approaching, and shielding your skin from the sun shouldn't be complicated. Put on sunscreen, grab a hat, veer toward shade—you're good, right? If only.
Making sense of the barrage of sun-centric info—news on medical studies, SPF breakthroughs, ray-neutralizing clothes—can leave you feeling like you're reading a NASA document, ... More