Maybe it’s the spring flowers, suddenly in bloom.
Maybe it’s the 10 Chicken McNuggets you housed the other night after the bar.
Whatever the reason, now seems like a good time to start being a happier and healthier human being.
To that end, we’ve compiled this list, which includes virtual reality fitness machines, alcohol-inflected spa treatments and other such wellness-related things, for your springtime consideration.
Hey, we figured you’d already heard about the latest “12-second workout” or whatever...
You require: A highly scientific way to combat that 2:30 feeling.
You should try: Wakemode, a new app that utilizes machine learning to judge your sleep quality and diagnose your problem areas, thus helping to improve your alertness during the day. Take that, caffeine.
You require: A tasty profusion of vitamins. Also, a joint.
You should try: A not-quite-aboveboard, Boston-based startup called HighSpeed. Essentially, they take advantage of a loophole in Massachusetts’s current marijuana laws to deliver you weed—they call it “love”—with their range of cold-pressed juices. This is either genius or the opposite of genius.
You require: A more youthful visage.
You should try: Mezcal therapy. Now available at Cabo’s Hacienda Encantada spa, it’s a totally real treatment that incorporates mezcal into a face and body wrap to promote antiaging and skin elasticity. Side effects include: probably drinking mezcal.
You require: A soulful escape from the soulless 24-hour news cycle.
You should try: Staying a few days at the majestic Red Reflet Ranch in Wyoming, where you’ll herd cattle, ride horses, hike, fish, sip whiskey and make a conscious decision to turn off any and all wi-fi-capable devices.
You require: A really strong incentive to work out your core.
You should try: This crazy virtual reality game/fitness machine called Icaros, which has the effects of 1) making you feel like you’re flying, and 2) helping you achieve that six-pack in time for beach season. It’s a win-win. And only about eight grand...
You require: Uninhibited access to your subconscious mind; a primer for the Twin Peaks reboot.
You should try: A 45-minute session at the Dream Reality Cinema in Beverly Hills. Basically, you chill out in a zero-gravity chair and watch a movie that helps teach you how to lucid dream, unlock your full potential, etc., etc. We think Mr. Lynch would approve.