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These products have proven to be beneficial for our mental and physical health. They’re also impressively innovative in how we care for ourselves.

The brands and products featured in our Awards were chosen by the Healthline Editorial Team after being carefully vetted by our Brand and Content Integrity team. During testing, some products were provided for free. However, our opinions and recommendations are ours alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the brands.

Additionally, the products and services featured are not intended to be prescriptive and may not be appropriate for everyone. It’s important to talk with a healthcare professional to see if a product on our list is right for you.

“Women take on a lot of roles in life and typically have a lot of people relying on us to keep everything running smoothly. I encourage you all to think of taking care of yourself as caring for all of those other people, because if you go down, then it all goes down. Your mental health is not something to put off until the time is right. It is time to start scheduling yourself first!” — Nicole Washington, DO, MPH, ABMS board certified psychiatrist

Garmin Fenix

Garmin Fenix watch

Why we chose it: The Garmin Fenix is an overwhelming favorite of Healthline editors thanks to its impressive collection of features: a lengthy battery life (complete with a solar-charging lens), touchscreen functionality, comprehensive stats and tracking, sports apps, robust training features, and stylish good looks.

We also appreciate its scratch-resistant lens.

While the Fenix is an investment initially, you won’t need to pay for an ongoing membership to access all of its features — they come standard.

Looking for a pared down version? Garmin also has less expensive models for those who aren’t interested in as many bells and whistles.

  • offers cycle tracking
  • offers stress management tools (mindfulness reminders, stress level tracking, and meditation and breathing exercises)
  • provides sleep insights
  • compatible with music apps
  • able to track a variety of activities and sports
  • heart health features
  • compatible with both Android and Apple devices
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Nike Training Club

Nike Training Camp app logo

Why we chose it: Nike Training Club is designed to meet fitness beginners and enthusiasts wherever they are.

Beginner to elite athletes alike can jump into live or on-demand workouts and classes based on exercise style (high intensity interval training, pregnancy workouts, yoga, core, cardio, and strength training), muscle group, workout focus, or available equipment.

Each exercise is clearly demonstrated and played on repeat. The app keeps time, narrates form tips, and smoothly takes you from one exercise to the next. It all feels very high quality.

Some workouts follow a more traditional video style with an instructor talking you through the moves — what the app refers to as trainer-led classes. Others have a prerecorded narrator that plays over rotating clips of someone demonstrating the movement.

It also includes nutrition, recovery, mindset and sleep tips, and goal setting tools, with an emphasis on slow, steady, sustainable progress.

But the best part? The app is also entirely free, which is kind of mind boggling once you give it a try.

  • is intuitive to use and makes it easy to filter workouts by class type, body focus, duration, and intensity
  • classes are led by trained fitness experts with current and credible certifications; they can provide guidance on how to perform moves safely and with proper form
  • offers a variety of engaging, motivating content to suit a variety of fitness levels
  • includes a variety of workout types, from cardio and strength training to yoga and Pilates (and instructors that are qualified in these areas)
  • doesn’t require access to a full gym, but it does include some equipment-based workouts, such as kettlebells and free weights; no equipment workouts are also available
  • is available on both Apple and Android devices
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Healthy Minds

Why we chose it: Our tester debated between Headspace and Healthy Minds for the best meditation app. After much consideration, Healthy Minds ultimately came out ahead.

Headspace was the longtime favorite due to its simplicity and variety of mediation collections for topics like “Cultivating Black Joy” and “Pride from the Inside Out.”

Healthy Minds was new to our tester, who particularly appreciated the app’s a la carte meditations and the option to set meditation sessions to “active,” which fits nicely into busy lifestyles. If (like us!) you have a hard time sitting still, it’s a game-changer.

It’s rooted in neuroscience with an emphasis on awareness, connection, insight, and purpose. We like that it combines traditional mediation and podcast-style lessons.

The latter helped make it feel more accessible, breaking the cliche that you have to sit crisscrossed in a dark room to improve your mental health. All this and the fact that it’s completely free, gave it an edge over the competition.

  • intuitive and easy to use
  • offers a variety of shorter and longer meditations
  • offers meditations for specific purposes, such as sleep and stress
  • compatible with both iOS and Android
  • affordability is a plus, so it’s accessible to more people
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MZoo Sleep Mask

Why we chose it: Sleep masks can be tricky to keep in place if you sleep on your side or if you tend to move around in your sleep. We found MZoo’s sleep mask stood up to our editor’s tossing and turning from one side to the other throughout the night.

Compared with other masks, its adjustable straps are thin — not puffy or thick, which can make it tough for side sleeping and increase pressure on the temples.

We also slightly preferred the adjustable straps — which mimicked a bra strap — versus others that had hook and loop or velcro closures. A small detail, but the velcro strap on other masks we tried were trickier to adjust with hair involved.

Worth noting, until this recent round of testing, our editor favored Lunya’s sleep mask and still loves it for many reasons, such as the silky material, which feels like a pillowy cloud resting on your eyes.

However, it was hard to deny that MZoo offers total blackout, is adjustable, and doesn’t move throughout the night. Plus, it’s significantly more affordable than Lunya’s more luxury priced mask.

  • doesn’t slip off or move during the night
  • doesn’t feel tight or put pressure on your head
  • offers total blackout
  • has textile certifications
  • has an adjustable design
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Thorne Magnesium Bisglycinate

Why we chose it: Thorne’s powdered magnesium supplement has a few things going for it. For starters, the high quality formula is made with bisglycinate, a chelated form of magnesium glycinate that may be easier to absorb.

Thorne pairs its magnesium with monk fruit concentrate for a little sweetness, and that’s pretty much it (read: no additives or fillers). Our editor found it to taste sweet but not overly so. It’s also NSF Certified for Sport, which means it’s free of more than 200 substances banned by multiple major sports organizations.

While melatonin is a beneficial supplement for sleep, it might not be your best bet long term.

If you’re not getting quite enough magnesium in your diet, magnesium glycinate may be worth considering. Not only is it safe long term, but it might help you get some shut-eye.

  • contains magnesium glycinate, a form of magnesium that’s known for its calming effects
  • formulated for optimal absorption
  • manufactured by a well-trusted brand and is third-party tested to confirm that the contents of the supplement match what’s on the label
  • made with high quality ingredients and contains minimal additives and fillers
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Bearaby Cotton Napper

Why we chose it: Bearaby’s cotton weighted blanket has a chunky knit design that allows for ample airflow. It’s made entirely with soft cotton, which is what gives the blanket its heft.

Our tester found the Bearaby pleasantly cool to the touch, heavier than other brands, and downright stylish, noting that it doesn’t really look like a traditional weighted blanket.

The Cotton Napper comes in five colors and four weight and size combinations to ensure an appropriate fit for most. We also appreciate its multiple certifications from the Better Cotton Initiative, OEKO-TEX 100, and Fairtrade International.

  • machine washable
  • made from quality materials
  • textile certifications like OEKO-TEX and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) are a plus; they indicate the brand is using safe materials and evaluating environmental and supply chain impacts
  • helped improve sleep and nap quality in testing, or at least did not make sleep worse
  • wasn’t too hot and still felt breathable
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SuperGoop PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50

Why we chose it: With its silky and blendable texture, nongreasy finish, and speedy absorption, this SPF 50 feels more like a lotion than a traditional sunscreen.

It comes in multiple sizes — including the family-friendly 18-ounce option with pump top and handle — to deliver water- and sweat-resistant sun protection for up to 80 minutes with no white cast.

There’s something nostalgic about its scent, which has a hint of citrus. We love the skin-friendly ingredients, including sunflower, rosemary, and rice bran extracts to defend and hydrate.

  • SPF 30 or higher
  • protects against both UVA and UVB rays (broad-spectrum sunscreen)
  • water resistant
  • easy to apply and doesn’t feel overly greasy
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“In situations where individuals remain dry, sunscreens usually need to be reapplied approximately every 2 hours. In addition to sunscreen, it can be helpful to augment sunscreen with sun protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, gloves, and shirts and pants.” — Sarika Ramachandran, MD, dermatology, medical director of Yale Medicine Dermatology at Branford

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Why we chose it: A heavy sunscreen doesn’t feel great, especially on your face, and this broad-spectrum, high SPF pick is one of the smoothest and lightest we’ve tested.

It’s a hypoallergenic mineral sunscreen, but it blends seamlessly on combination, dry, and oily skin types to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

It’s also free of fragrance, parabens, and dyes, and it’s made with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, reduce redness, and even skin tone. Plus, the noncomedogenic formula won’t clog pores.

It’s more expensive than our runner-up, which was Blue Lizard Sensitive Face Mineral Sunscreen. However, because you wont mind wearing it every day, we found EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen to be worth the cost.

  • SPF 30 or higher
  • protects against both UVA and UVB rays (broad-spectrum sunscreen)
  • water resistant
  • easy to apply and doesn’t feel overly greasy
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Thinx Hi-Waist

Why we chose it: With an absorbency comparable to five tampons, this pair of surprisingly stylish and downright comfortable high-waisted underwear works on your heaviest days.

The high rise fit gently cradles the belly, and the soft, stretchy mesh paneling adds a pretty detail and minimal poof. We found the fit to be neither restrictive nor tight.

While Thinx had legal trouble in the past, the brand is very clear that its reusable period underwear isn’t made or treated with PFAS (aka forever chemicals). The brand makes test results available on its website. The material is also OEKO-TEX certified.

  • doesn’t actively add PFAs (that we can tell)
  • fabric certifications are a bonus
  • disclosing test results is a plus
  • absorbs well and has no leaking issues
  • comfortable fit with minimal bulk
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