How to focus on wellness in Los Angeles

Fresh air, healthy foods, fitness and some mind-expanding hobbies—here’s how to get on a path toward wellness in L.A.

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Wellness isn’t just eating some extra veggies in lieu of a Double-Double. We’re talking the whole package: fresh air, exercise, pampering, socializing, centering yourself and expanding your mind (in entirely legal ways, obviously). At a time when we need it more than ever, here’s some of the best that Los Angeles has to offer to put you on a path to a better you.

For a better L.A.

9 bad L.A. habits (and 9 better ones to replace them with)
Things to do

9 bad L.A. habits (and 9 better ones to replace them with)

For a workout

The 10 best gyms in Los Angeles
Sports and fitness

The 10 best gyms in Los Angeles

The best bike trails in L.A.
Things to do

The best bike trails in L.A.

The best hikes in L.A. for dramatic city views
Things to do

The best hikes in L.A. for dramatic city views

The 5 best hiking trails in L.A. with waterfalls
Things to do

The 5 best hiking trails in L.A. with waterfalls

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For a healthy meal

Here’s where to find L.A.’s best healthy restaurants (that actually taste good)
Restaurants

Here’s where to find L.A.’s best healthy restaurants (that actually taste good)

The best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles

L.A.’s best vegetarian restaurants
Restaurants

L.A.’s best vegetarian restaurants

The best farmers’ markets in L.A.
Restaurants

The best farmers’ markets in L.A.

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For some fresh air

The 25 best parks in Los Angeles
Things to do

The 25 best parks in Los Angeles

The best botanical gardens and hidden oases in Los Angeles
Things to do

The best botanical gardens and hidden oases in Los Angeles

The best beaches in Los Angeles
Things to do

The best beaches in Los Angeles

Things to do outside in Los Angeles any time of year
Things to do

Things to do outside in Los Angeles any time of year

For expanding your mind

The best independent bookstores in Los Angeles
Things to do

The best independent bookstores in Los Angeles

A guide to L.A.’s metaphysical healers
Things to do

A guide to L.A.’s metaphysical healers

Everything you need to know about visiting a weed dispensary in L.A.
Shopping

Everything you need to know about visiting a weed dispensary in L.A.