2022 is here: how to get healthy on a budget
The “I’m going to get healthy in the New Year” vow is as old as time, but in a year in which a global pandemic and the effects of climate change drag on, making lifestyle tweaks to boost immunity, sun protection, and overall self-care feels more important than ever. That’s why we’re stocking up on tools from Vitacost.com to make this year’s wellness pledge stick. Think: a biohacking coffee that is said to address caffeine crashes, body and skin hydrators, superfoods like bee pollen and goji berries, and a little something for our sweet tooth — because even those with the most willpower need a smart way to snack (a.k.a. an option that helps deliver nutrition and fills your belly).
Since getting healthy shouldn’t have to mean breaking the bank, Vitacost.com is throwing in a little extra savings. Use promo code CYBERSAVE (automatically added with the Honey app and extension) and score 20% off all vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements from January 3 through January 5, 2022. Missed the sale? From January 5 to 8, get 15% off your order with code CYBER15. Here’s to our best year ever!
Aiming to cut your coffee dependency in the New Year? It doesn’t have to mean a life without beans. Enter this coffee blend, which is made with two types of mushrooms: lion’s mane and chaga, added to help minimize anxiety and the dreaded coffee crash that comes hours after your last cup.
SHOP: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Ground Coffee with Lion’s Mane, $16.99, available at
For years, athletes have consumed electrolytes (minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium) to help replenish those they lose when exercising for hours. This travel-friendly mix is made with electrolytes to help offer the same benefit and includes vitamin C and zinc to help support immune function too.
SHOP: Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier with Immune Support, $9.99, available at
Setting yourself up for the healthiest year ever means being realistic, like admitting that you’re going to snack from time to time. The secret is doing so in a way that satisfies a sweet tooth while providing nutrition — and that’s where these dark chocolate almond butter cups come in. Made with dark chocolate and almond butter (known to contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium), these organic snacks help ward off hunger and the need to reach for another fist full of sweets.
SHOP: Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, $28.99, available at
It’s easy to see why most dermatologists rank retinol as a gold-standard skin care ingredient. Research shows it helps addressand . But the popular ingredient is also known to cause skin irritation, too. This formula is geared to help counter the peeling and redness that can occur with topical retinol products by coupling the wonder ingredient with hydrating hyaluronic acid and calming vitamin E and aloe.
SHOP: Yeouth Retinol Serum with Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, $19.95, available at
Looking to stock your shelves with superfoods in 2022? Try adding goji berries to the mix. The nutrient-packed source of vitamin A, fiber, protein, and iron has been used medicinally for centuries in China and easily brightens the flavor of granola, oatmeal, smoothies, and more.
SHOP: BareOrganics Sun-Dried Goji Berries, $19.99, available at
Bee pollen is thought to help deliver a myriad of health benefits, thanks to B vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants inside. The hitch? Many options on the market contain additives like artificial preservatives, colors and sweeteners, and even grains, like wheat and corn. This one is made from only raw and sustainably sourced wildflower bee pollen so you can fuel up on nutrients without the unwanted extras.
SHOP: Beekeepers Naturals B.Fueled Bee Pollen, $27.29, available at
Looking to master your eight hours a night of sleep in the New Year? Put down the phone come bedtime and try swapping your nightly sugary dessert for a serving of these best-selling gummies, which are made with ingredients thought to encourage a level of calm in the body: melatonin (a naturally occurring hormone), the amino acid L-theanine, and chamomile.
SHOP: Olly Restful Sleep Blackberry Zen Gummies, $14.99, available at
Inside this cute little tin are 130 ways to clean and bandage wounds (thanks to wound prep pads, triple antibiotic packets, hydrocortisone packets, tape, non-stick pads, butterfly strips, and bandages made from the most lively patterned flex fabric) — plus a little something to take the edge off (see: 16 ibuprofen pills).
SHOP: Welly First Aid Kit, $24.99, available at
If living your best life in 2022 means dialing up self care, stock your bathroom with a bit of instant ahhhh. These bath bombs create an aromatic and moisturizing reprieve from the real world, but don’t break the bank.
SHOP: Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Bath Bomb, $6.99, available at
Give your coffee, tea, smoothie, or even morning oatmeal a boost with a scoop of collagen — something research has linked to improvedand . This non-GMO formula is kosher, keto and paleo friendly, and gluten free, helpful for integrating into some of the most strict diets.
SHOP: Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate Protein, $25.99, available at
If the humans in the household aren’t the only ones in need of a nutritional makeover, hook your pup up with these whole food treats. These human-grade treats (also available for cats) are made in the USA and from one ingredient alone (freeze-dried beef liver), which takes the guesswork out of selecting a minimally processed snack for your four-legged bestie.
SHOP: Whole Life Pet Just One Ingredient Whole Food Dog Treats Pure Beef Liver, $9.99, available at
Taste these jelly beans, teeming with sweet — but not too sweet — watermelon, mixed berry, and strawberry flavors, and you’d never guess they’re loaded with biotin, keratin and the trifecta of antioxidant thought to help skin, nail, and hair health (vitamins A, C, and E). These next-gen candies (made without artificial flavor, sweetener, lactose, and soy) taste so good.
SHOP: Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Advanced Hair Skin & Nails Jelly Beans, $14.49, available at
If this is the year to finally get serious about sun protection, set yourself up for success with this fragrance free formula made with mineral actives and geared for sensitive skin. Its travel-friendly, stick applicator makes reapplying every few hours, as suggested by the, a breeze.
SHOP: Blue Lizard Australian Sensitive Sunscreen Stick SPF 50, $8.99, available at