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Select Wellness Awards 2023: Shop the winners as seen on TODAY

Our staff tried 500+ products and picked our favorites.

At Select, our goal is to help you find the products that will make your life even better: We do the leg work and research so you can be selective. So, with our first-ever Select Best of Wellness Awards, we set out to bring you top products in four categories — fitness apparel, fitness tech and equipment, sleep and self care.

After combing through all the products featured in our relevant wellness content and researching additional and new products, every one that made the cut underwent a trial period with our staff of shopping experts using and living with them for five weeks. In the end, 70 products have earned a wellness award from Select.

Shop the winners that were featured on the TODAY show, below. Or jump into our complete list of winners — including under $25 and Amazon picks — on Select’s site.

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Winners of the Select Best of Wellness Awards, as seen on TODAY

Workout Essentials

Brooks Revel 6 Shoes

Award: Best Workout Shoes | Activity: Running

“I felt sturdy and supported even though I almost forgot I was wearing sneakers at all.” - Zoe Malin, associate updates editor

“You can decently feel the ground, there is enough support, but they’re not super padded.” - Harry Rabinowitz, reporter

Dr. Scholl’s Women’s Extra Support Insoles

Award: Best Insoles | Activity: All

“These are a great option for weight distribution and comfort. I prefer more structure in an insole than less, and this option really delivers." - Christina Colizza, editor

Spanx Soft and Smooth ⅞ Leggings

Award: Best Leggings | Activity: Running

“These leggings are so comfortable and breathable. They’re very flattering and form-fitting.” - Rebecca Rodriguez, editorial projects associate

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Racerback Bra

Award: Best Sports Bra | Activity: Low Impact

“The bra is very flattering and you can wear it as a top or bra. The compressive design holds you in really well.” - Rebecca Rodriguez

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

Award: Best Wireless Earbuds | Operation System: Apple

“The AirPods’ noise cancellation is the best I’ve experienced, and they’re extremely comfortable to wear and work out in. They always stay secure in my ears while running and I can easily hear sounds around me in transparency mode.” - Zoe Malin

Winners of the Select Best of Wellness Awards, as seen on the 3rd hour of TODAY

Sleep Essentials

Casper Foam Pillow

Award: Best Pillow Overall

"I've slept on a lot of pillows, but there is something about the way that this one supports my head while still feeling cloud-like.” - Lauren Swanson, editorial director

Slip Pillowcase

Award: Best Pillowcase | Type: Silk

“I’ve typically bought cheaper [silk pillowcase] options that do the trick (protect my hair, softer on my skin, etc.), but this one is clearly just such better quality.” - Mikhaila Archer, NBC page

California Design Den Sheet Set

Award: Best Sheets | Price: Budget

“I tend to run hot and find these sheets breathable and crisp. I also really appreciate the smart ‘head’ and ‘foot’ tags that made making the bed easier. I think they’re a really great deal!” - Christina Colizza

Brooklyn Bedding Chunky Weighted Blanket

Award: Best Weighted Blanket Overall

“This is the best weighted blanket I’ve ever tried. It’s a manageable weight so I can easily move it around, and it’s soft but not like other fuzzy options that get all over you.” - Zoe Malin

LectroFan Evo Sound Machine

Award: Best Sound Machine Overall

“ I don’t really need anything fancy out of a sound machine and this one is simple, small and [the sounds are] so relaxing.“ - Rebecca Rodriguez

Loop Quiet Earbuds

Award: Best Earbuds Overall

“My bedroom is so noisy that I have been researching city windows, which cost thousands of dollars. But sleeping in the Loop earplugs almost completely solved the problem. I fully intend to buy them again.” - Leah Ginsberg, managing editor

Winners of the Select Best of Wellness Awards, as seen on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna

Fitness Accessories

Bala Bangles

Award: Best Weights | Type: Ankle

“These weights are stylish, versatile, easy to clean and easily portable. The elastic band is long so you can get the weights tight and secure around your wrists and ankles, and the velcro is super strong.” - Zoe Malin

Amazon Basics Hex Dumbbell

Award: Best Weights | Type: Dumbbells

“These weights have a knobby, ridged texture and did not slip or feel unsteady during weight training exercises. I was surprised at the quality, considering how affordable they are.” - Harry Rabinowitz

URBNFit Exercise Ball

Award: Best Exercise Ball Overall

“I can’t say enough about the material — the PVC is very thick and durable. It’s very strong, great quality and much less slippery than other exercise balls I have used — I did not have to reposition much during my exercises.” - Barbara Booth, contributing reporter

Fit Simplify Resistance Bands

Award: Best Resistance Bands Overall

“I absolutely love these resistance bands. They’re super stretchy — much more than any other resistance band I’ve tried — so I can better customize my workout.” - Mili Godio, updates editor

Theragun Mini

Award: Best Massage Gun Overall

“The Theragun Mini’s small style means I can bring it everywhere, which I love. I mostly used it on my legs and shoulders — the rounded top attachment was my go-to.” - Alexa Arent, leadership coordinator

How we chose our winners

To find our winners, our editors and staff tried hundreds of wellness items. Products underwent a five-week trial period before being selected as our favorite in their respective category. We utilized our editors as shopping and trying experts, along with medical professionals, who provided us with information and advice they give their patients.

When we look at any products, especially wellness items, we look at them comprehensively. To be our favorite in a category requires fulfilling a multitude of your needs. We want to provide you with products that perform well, but we also want to share ones that allow you to upgrade your life. Among other things, we specifically looked at price, size-inclusivity and overall quality and effectiveness.

About our experts

To ensure our product picks are more than just editor-approved, we used a panel of experts, including dermatologists, sleep doctors and personal trainers to share buying advice. Experts did not recommend individual products. When conferring with our unaffiliated panel of experts, we asked them for advice they would give to their patients or clients. You can learn more about our expert panel on our Best of Wellness Awards page.

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