Following the trends: Celebrities lead the way with healthy design
Leonardo DiCaprio (Leo to his friends and the paparazzi) seems to have an itch he can’t resist scratching. According to The Telegraph, over the last few years, the Oscar-winning actor has bought a handful of state-of-the-art-of-healthy-living apartments in New York City. The abodes sport such features as “vitamin C-infused showers, purified air and water, circulated aromatherapy air, posture-supportive heat reflexology flooring and ‘dawn simulation’ provided by a circadian lighting design.”
Unplug your way to health
But you don’t have to be hounded by the media to follow or set wellness trends. Dr. Rashini Raj, associate professor of Medicine at New York University, listed a “digital detox” as one of the top health trends for 2016. She says that “powering down” is not only a good way to step away from the (device) screen in order to engage in your non-digital life, it also is a way to reduce your contact with the radiation these devices emit.
A salty remedy
Dr. Raj mentions packaged Himalayan salt bath soaks as a way to unwind and destress. Himalayan salt is a trend of its own, showing up not just in baths but also in everything from lamps to your favorite foods. Celebrities were early adopters of Himalayan salt lamps, appreciating the benefits of the negative ions the lamps emit to balance the barrage of positive ions pushed out by home electronics. Hip Hop impresario Russell Simmons and actress/wellness blogger Gwyneth Paltrow are both fans of the Himalayan salt lamp’s negative ions.
Famously healthy on a shoestring
When you’re Martin Scorsese’s go-to leading man, it’s a little easier to afford a habitat that heals. But what about those of us who live in a lower level of the star power stratosphere? Never fear! As always, the Internet saves the day (as well as the home and work environment) for the common woman or man. From a variety of pins that tout the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps on Pinterest, to the wealth of natural remedies for home, humans and pets that “homekeeping” maven Martha Stewart offers on her website, the world wide web can help anybody on any budget create eco-friendly wellness.
Whether you’re a global trendsetter or just the first person on your block to try something new, keeping tabs on the health habits of the rich and famous can result in discovering new ways to naturally detox both your home and yourself. Few people can afford a shower that blasts vitamins at them. But for every pricey wellness feature, there are dozens more affordable ideas waiting to be discovered.
Beautiful enough to be in Leo’s bedroom
From The Beach to The Revenant, Leo’s no stranger to the goodness of the outdoors (maybe that’s why he looks so great!). For Himalayan salt lamps that are as stylish as they are beneficial, look no further than LIFE's beautiful contemporary range. Traditional salt lamps have drawbacks, including being energy suckers and sweating after continued use. LIFE's version have all the benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp with none of the drawbacks. It features an LED lamp that significantly reduces energy use and leaves the lamp cool to the touch. They give you all the negative (ions, that is) to balance out the positive (ions, of course) in a sleek design that is a perfect accent for any décor. Not to mention that one of them, the Zencube, is the world’s first smart Himalayan salt lamp - just use the app to change the colour to reflect your mood.