Whether you’re hitting the Memorial Day sales or the shore, fun ideas on how to curate the perfect summer carry-all bag, depending on your destination: Randall’s Island, the Highline, Central Park or the Rockaways. Now just pray for good weather!
The look: Get music-festival fab for Governors Ball next weekend in iridescent gear paired with bright bandana-patterned sandals. And don’t forget chic (yet practical!) doodads, like hand sanitizer mist and a smiley face bottle opener.
Symptoms above the neck? Ride.
Got a runny nose, clogged head, and/or maybe a little scratchy throat? You’ve got the green light to saddle up and take a spin (no intervals, please; your immune system needs a little activation, not a beat-down). An easy ride will help push your white blood cells out of the lymph tissue and into circulation where they can seek out and destroy invading bacteria and viruses. It also may open your nasal passages and provide a little temporary relief from your congestion thanks to epinephrine, which is a natural decongestant.
Symptoms below the neck? Rest.
If you have chest congestion, nausea, and/or a hacking cough, skip the ride and give your body some much-needed rest. Riding, even if you think you can, will just set you back, and you may spend more time recovering than if you skipped this one.