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November 2021

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United States
Meredith Corporation
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
off the page

#SHAPESQUAD Need a lift? Follow @Shape on Instagram for weekly Reels, videos—gym moves, memes to make you laugh, and how-tos—from our favorite wellness warriors, like Lucifer star Lesley-Ann Brandt, above. “When I’ve had a busy, stressful day, I still make time to work out because I want the endorphins,” she says. Look for Reels every Thursday! ATTRACT THE LIFE YOU WANT Experts explain how shifting the way you think can help you work toward making your wish list a reality. One key step: Replace hand-wringing with positive thinking. “Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want,” says one pro, whose guided meditation could set your mind free. Get it at shape.com/manifest. READ ALL ABOUT FIT ON APPLE NEWS+ Subscribe to Apple News+ today to have every issue of Shape at your fingertips—even our latest,…

1 min
brain trust

BE UNIQUE NEAL SCHULTZ, M.D. Dermatologist DENDY E. ENGELMAN, M.D. Dermatologist MONA GOHARA, M.D. Dermatologist ELIZABETH K. HALE, M.D. Dermatologist MICHELLE HENRY, M.D.Dermatologist MELISSA KANCHANAPOOMI LEVIN, M.D. Dermatologist ELLEN MARMUR, M.D. Dermatologist RON ROBINSON Cosmetic chemist GITA BASS Makeup artist PORSCHE COOPER Makeup artist NUNZIO SAVIANO Hairstylist BE STRONG + WELL JEN WIDERSTROM Consulting Shape fitness director, trainer, life coach ADAM ROSANTE Strength and nutrition coach NICOLE KEITH, PH.D. President of the American College of Sports Medicine CEDRIC X. BRYANT, PH.D. President of the American Council on Exercise JORDAN METZL, M.D. Sports medicine physician MICHELE OLSON, PH.D. Clinical professor of sport science SHAUN T Celebrity trainer ALEX SILVER-FAGAN Nike Master Trainer HARLEY PASTERNAK Celebrity trainer JAY WRIGHT Fitness expert, studio owner CARRIE PAGLIANO Clinical specialist in orthopedics CHRISTINE CARTER, PH.D. Sociologist ANATE AELION BRAUER, M.D. Reproductive endocrinologist MARK A. MOYAD, M.D. Complementary medicine expert PURVI PARIKH, M.D. Allergist and immunologist withthe Allergy & Asthma Network FRANK LIPMAN, M.D.…

2 min
letter from liz

I have been editing stories about the immune system for close to 20 years. When I saw the subject appear on the agenda of the 2021 Global Wellness Summit, I wasn’t surprised—given the state of world health for the past year and a half—but I was intrigued by the viewpoint. According to the nonprofit research institute, the No. 2 trend is actually a pivot away from the immune-boosting products that have boomed in popularity. That’s right: It’s predicting their demise. The coronavirus pandemic understandably sparked a consumer obsession with the immune system. Suddenly everyone was popping marketed supplements and downing “superpowered” drinks in the hopes of fortifying their immunity quickly and easily. But bolstering our systems takes much more than the little enhancement a single product can make. On the flip…

3 min
the body shop

A POWER TOOL TO UNDO STIFFNESS Using a mix of amber, red, and infrared LED light, the LightStim for Pain device ($249, lightstim.com) is FDA approved to soothe sore muscles and joints with its warm energy. Plus, it boosts circulation to the spot to enhance healing. Apply the wand for five to 30 minutes wherever you ache for a dose of temporary relief. Fastest Cold Brew You Can Do Got six minutes? Go from coffee grounds to enjoying your java on the rocks with Hamilton Beach’s Convenient Craft Rapid Cold Brew and Hot Coffee Maker ($60, hamiltonbeach.com). The magic kicks in when one ounce of hot water gets the joe brewing, and then a rush of cold water finishes the job. Makes up to 16 ounces, whether you choose chilled or steamy—with the…

3 min
beauty moves

Shani Darden Celebrity aesthetician A daily walk or Peloton class gives this sought-after facialist and brand founder a mental and physical boost. Here are a few other things that Darden does for a glow. POSTWORKOUT “I swipe Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment [$58, sephora.com] across my back and shoulders to combat sweat-induced breakouts. I love it because it’s a large towelette that’s soaked in a glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid solution.” THEN TREAT WITH “My Shani Darden Skin Care Facial Sculpting Wand [$399, sephora.com] is its own sort of workout. The device transmits sound waves below the skin’s surface and provides muscle stimulation to tone, tighten, and lift my face, addressing fine lines and wrinkles. The vibrations can also boost circulation, which gives me a more radiant appearance.” TO REHYDRATE “It’s a combo of…

2 min
jennifer aniston

“My mom was a real health fanatic. Growing up, it was no fun to come to my house because it was all cardboard-tasting food. When I moved out, my big rebellion was to stock my fridge with food that had taste—I bought every cereal I’d ever wanted and other crap. Eventually, I started to feel like crap. And I looked like crap. I went to a nutritionist and realized that my mom had been doing me a favor. I committed to being mindful of what I put into my body,” Jennifer Aniston says. Since then, the 52-year-old actor has developed a wellness routine that optimizes her inner and outer beauty. “Every morning, I walk and feed the dogs. Then I meditate, make my coffee, and journal or write a gratitude…