Take 5 - Health trends

Very personal trainer
It can be hard to motivate yourself to leave the house to go to the gym, but if you’re working out alone at home, it can be just as difficult to push yourself. However new technology is on the horizon to allow you to stream a live fitness class at home. It means you can take a class with one of the best trainers in the world, from the comfort of your living room. No cheating though...

Healthy home
The best yoga studios are decorated in such a way as to enhance health and wellbeing. It’s time to take the same approach at home. Choose home décor that’s inspired by your favourite health, fitness and meditation studios. Think succulents, sheepskin rugs, scented candles and Himalayan salt lamps; they’re everywhere this spring.

Faster love
If you’ve got the discipline to stick to it, research is increasingly showing that intermittent fasting is one of the best ways to improve health in both the short and long term. It’s already established as a great way to lose weight, but its benefits are many and varied. It’s being linked to everything from better blood sugar balance and decreased inflammation to increased cognitive function.

Time for tea
It feels like there’s a new must-have health drink on the market every few months. Right now, it’s all about the gut-health-friendly kombucha. Fizzy, tasty and delightfully good for you, it comes flavoured with everything from vanilla, coffee and ginger to blackberries, blueberries and hibiscus. Bottoms up...

Sleepy head
We’re all chasing our eight hours a night, but how can you ensure you get it? While stepping away from your mobile before you head for bed is a very good thing, technology can be utilised to help you achieve a great night’s sleep. From controlling the temperature to monitoring your REM and helping you wake up naturally (forget being jolted awake by that screaming alarm) there’s an app for everything these days.
Published: February 2018