The hustle and bustle of the work week. You have meetings, deadlines, and dinner parties. Then you’re a weekend warrior. Then you have the Sunday scaries. Then you repeat. We know the drill. Cool Cats work hard and play hard. But don’t you miss the days when your friends were everything and your biggest worry was where you were going on a Friday night? The days when you had the time to just sit back, kick your feet up, read a book, and just…breathe?

Cool Cats understand the importance of health and wellness. This summer, we know how you can recapture that feeling of freedom and peace, and all you have to do is take a bath…with Mother Nature. Yeah, you heard us right. Put down your rubber duckie because this type of bath doesn’t even require a tub. All you need is an open mind and a spirit of adventure, and Cool Cats already have both.

Hide your laptop or phone, take a trip outside, and explore nature’s elements. Trust us, it works. If you don’t believe us, you can take a hike. Literally.

Hiking

Who doesn’t love the feeling of sunshine on your face and the earth beneath your feet, or the sound of the wind rustling through the trees above? These experiences are as healthy for you as they are enjoyable. So lace up those boots, fill up that hydro flask, and find the nearest trail. It’s time to exercise your mind, body, and spirit. Bring a friend. Or two. Or three.

A Hike a Day Keeps the Doctors Away

Here are just a few of the benefits of hiking that’ll keep that summer bod year-round:

Building stronger muscles and bone density

Improves heart health

Decreases the risk of certain respiratory problems

Improves sleep patterns

Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression

Strengthens the bonds you have with fellow Cool Cats

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, the Forest is Your Tub?

 

Forest bathing has nothing to do with soap, shampoo, or even a bathroom. Cool Cats stay on top of the trends, and this one is taking the US by storm. Simply put, this type of bath involves connecting with and immersing yourself in a forest atmosphere to improve your overall health. Don’t worry about pace, distance, heart rate, or even exercise. So how do you do it? Simple:

Take a trip to the nearest forest

Lie on the ground

Calm your mind

Enjoy the foliage around you

Crack open a Cool Cat and drink

Repeat

Like hiking, forest bathing has many benefits, including:

1. Decreased risk of heart attack

2. Protection against obesity and diabetes

3. More energy and better sleep

4. Mood-boosting effects

5. Decreased inflammation from fresher forest air

6. Clearer, more comfortable skin

7. Soothing relief for sore muscles

More energy? Better sleep? Clearer Skin? Better Mood? Sign us up! And if you’re stuck in the big city, even standing underneath a tree and taking a few deep breaths will help. Another way to center the body is to find a nice patch of grass with your friends, kick off your shoes, and run barefoot.

At the end of the day, the coolest of cats are confident enough to  try anything when it comes to maintaining a healthy body and mind.  We’re the dreamers and the adrenaline seekers. Conquer that mountain? No problem. Bathe in the forest? Let’s go. Try an exotic cuisine? Absolutely. Travel to a foreign land? When can we leave?

We believe that freedom is not just about having choices. It’s about making the choice to defy the norms, step outside the box, and do all the things that serve our minds, bodies and souls - without apology or concern for what others might think.  John Lennon once said, “Tame birds speak of freedom. Wild birds fly.” So get wild. Go outside and get kissed by the sun or rain. Both are needed in the balance of life. Bask in it like nobody's watching. Actually, **** that. We hope people are taking videos. Live your life like EVERYONE is watching. The sky isn’t the limit.