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You've likely seen gorgeous steaming yellow mugs on menus, food blogs, and social media (#goldenmilk has nearly 17,000 posts on Instagram alone). The warm drink, called a golden milk latte, mixes the healthy root turmeric with other spices and plant milks. It's no surprise the trend has taken off: "Turmeric has become really popular, and Indian flavors seem to be trending as well," says nutritionist Torey Armul, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
I'm 31 years old, and I've been using a wheelchair since the age of five due to a spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed from the waist down. Growing up overly aware of my lack of control of my lower body and in a family that's battled weight issues, I was concerned about staying fit from a young age. For me, it's always been about so much more than vanity—people in wheelchairs need to maintain a healthy weight in order to stay independent.
Remember making stress balls out of sand and balloons when you were a kid? Well, thanks to the creativeness of the Interwebs, we have the newest, coolest, most beautiful de-stressing tool that you can make right in your home. Imagine a mix between your childhood obsession with glitter + hipster-chic Mason jars + what the inside of your brain probably looks like when you eat chocolate. Meet, calming jars.
The Peloton Bike
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If you're looking to recreate the spin studio experience at home, the Peloton Bike ($1,995, pelotoncycle.com) was made for you. Each high-tech bike comes loaded with a tablet that streams live Peloton classes from around the globe that you can also save and watch later, which means you can take as many classes as you want, whenever they fit in your schedule. The bike and $39 monthly subscription are pricey, but it's a win-win if you plan to use it on the regular or if you can split costs with your cycling-loving roomie or boyfriend.
LifeSpan C3-DT5 Desktop Cycle
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Don't let a busy day at work keep you from getting in your workout ever again. LifeSpan's desktop bike ($1,099, jet.com) brings the cardio equipment straight to your office. And when you're ready to take a break from pedaling, slide the bike away and use it as a stand-up desk. You'll be the most efficient employee ever. (Think this is inventive? Wait until you see these 4 Pieces of At-Home Workout Equipment of the Future.)
Marcy Recumbent Mag Bike
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Spinner Aero Bike
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If you're a spin class fanatic, chances are you've ridden on a Spinner Aero Bike ($1,000, dickssportinggoods.com) before. Set one up in your own home or apartment and forget about fighting other riders for dibs on the first post-workout shower. (Bonus: Taking the workout home lets you avoid The 10 People You Love to Hate In Spin Class.)
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IRONMAN H-Class 210 Indoor Upright Exercise Bike
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Marcy Deluxe Air Fan Bike
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Two big benefits of this Marcy air-fan bike ($400, dickssportinggoods.com): It'll automatically add resistance as you pedal faster. The fan will speed up at the same time to keep you cool. Sweaty problems, solved.
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Soozier Upright Stationary Exercise Cycling Bike
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If you've never met a yellow bike you didn't like (shout out to SoulCycle), then you'll love this find. Bring that cheerful vibe home with you with this option from Soozier ($170, aosom.com). It comes with an LCD display so you can track your distance, speed, time, and calories burned.
Gold's Gym Cycle Trainer 400 Ri Exercise Bike
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Need a "House Hunters International" marathon to take your mind off of the burn? No judgment here. This Gold's Gym exercise bike ($299, walmart.com) has a Bluetooth hookup so you can stream whatever it takes to get you through the workout. You can also lean on the bike's eight-week workout program designed by real trainers for that extra push.
Sunny Health & Fitness Pink Magnetic Recumbent Bike
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NordicTrack GX 2.7 Upright Cycle
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Hop on the NordicTrack bike ($280, sears.com) and track your heart rate with monitors that are built right into the handles. Your anaerobic zone doesn't even know what's coming.
Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike
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