Whether you are looking for the latest wellness product, heading off to a retreat to reset or want to try the newest fitness studio, we’ve got you covered. Our Wellness Editor, Anji McGrandles shares the skinny on all the hottest wellbeing news.
Après ski wellness
Purple Ski, the luxury chalet brand unveils, Chalet Harmony, it’s latest chic property to open in Méribel just in time for the new ski season. The brand-new build, which sleeps up to 15 in seven bedrooms, will be offering guests the perfect way to stretch out after hitting the ski trails. Available on request via Purple Ski’s concierge team, ‘snowga’ classes will see a private instructor loosen and soothe residents’ tired muscles after a day on the slopes. The session can take place in a dedicated fitness room or outside for a spot of cryotherapy! Post snowga, guests can unwind in the beautifully appointed wellness area, where they can warm up in the hot tub, ease sore limbs in the sauna or steam room, work out in the fitness room or simply relax by the large indoor swimming pool.
A seven-night stay at Chalet Harmony starts from €41,955 (`£35,977*) on a catered basis. For more information visit Purple Ski
The healthy living app
The Fast 800 app is the latest wellbeing offering of intermittent fasting guru, Dr Michael Mosley. With 700 healthy, nutritionally-balanced recipes, guided workouts, as well as mindfulness and community support, it’s like having him on speed dial. Dr Michael Mosley’s method, The Fast 800, has become one of the world’s most popular lifestyle programmes over the past few years. It’s a comprehensive, scientifically-backed weight loss programme that uses real food, nutritionally-balanced meal plans and achievable exercise programmes.
The Fast 800 is £119 for 12 weeks
Healthy, delicious food in the heart of London
Following the success of their Brompton Road site, Café Volonte has opened its doors in the heart of Piccadilly, London. With a collective spotlight on inclusive wellbeing, Volonte’s menu is built upon the principles of nutrition with each carefully considered dish features high-quality macro and micro-nutrients. Exciting new dishes include Volonté’s Chilli Bowl, Turkish Eggs on Toast, a wholemeal halloumi Breakfast Wrap, Yogi Bowl and collagen Kinder Bueno smoothie. A judge for the Great Taste Awards, and Great British Food Awards with a qualification from London’s world-famous Le Cordon Bleu, co-founder Vidushi Binani lovingly crafts each dish using sustainable, seasonal, and ethically sourced produce.
Café Volonte, 200 Piccadilly, St James’s, London, W1J 0DJ
Write your own happy ending
Heidi Hauer is on a mission to help every woman realise that she has choices in her life and that everything she is seeking is already within her power to fulfil. Heidi’s book, “The Queendom Within – Rewrite Your Fairy Tale and Create Your Own Happily Ever After” is a practical guide for women to reclaim their energy, rediscover who they are, decide what they really want and take tangible steps towards it. Practical, reassuring and truly inspiring, Heidi’s book encourages you to invest your time and energy in yourself.
Available from Amazon, RRP £12.99
Beat the bloat
Inessa Advanced Biotic Complex is a daily probiotic that contains 50 billion organisms and combines seven other probiotic strains that reduce inflammation of the colon to soothe the gut which helps with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (IBD).As an IBD sufferer I have been taking the supplement along with their anti-inflammatory, BioSoothe for two months and have noticed I’ve had less bloating and seen a significant improvement in my symptoms. Both supplement’s come in a delayed-release capsule so that the ingredients reach the gut where they can be most effective.
Available from Inessa, RRP £38.99 for 30 days supply
Chocolate for the Body and Mind
What’s not to love about Spellbound, a new vegan chocolate line that uses plant-based ingredients and is botanically infused to support your wellbeing. Founded by Bristol-based naturopath, herbalist, and nutritional therapist, Alex Fraysse, he’s combined ancient alchemy with modern-day science, to create four distinct chocolate varieties made from entirely natural components, harmoniously aligning with the mind and body. The innovative collection includes ‘Digestif,’ ‘State of Zen,’ ‘State of Focus,’ and ‘Venus Passion,’ each offering an unparalleled flavour journey. These chocolates artfully blend the finest botanical ingredients with decadent dark chocolate, resulting in sumptuous truffles boasting exquisitely balanced taste profiles. To top it off, these indulgent and delightful creations contain no artificial additives or ingredients.
Available online, RRP from £3.50
Get twitching this autumn
It’s fair to say autumn is in full swing and who doesn’t love a gourd activity to take in the fresh weather and changing scenery? Birdwatching (which has 1.6B views and counting on TikTok!) is one of this year’s biggest trends for its mental and physical perks and now is the perfect time to partake as so many birds are underway with autumn migration. A study from King’s College London found that seeing or hearing birds improves people’s wellbeing, and the hobby is taking off with people of all ages.
For those looking to boost their wellbeing, select voco hotels, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts are offering a “Find Your Flock” package for birdwatching, which includes binoculars and birdseed.
The package includes “early bird” check-in and complimentary breakfast for guests.
A daily shot of goodness
New gut health food brand, Deeply, has launched a range of plant-fibre prebiotics, specially formulated to ‘Feed Your Good’. Each measure provides an 100% natural, high-fibre blend of plant nutrients, vitamins, and prebiotics, designed to support immunity, and selectively feed the good bacteria living within the gut.
Good gut health can have a profound effect on both our physical and mental wellbeing, benefits include:
- Improved mood
- Better focus and concentration
- Lowered risk of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes
Available in two great tasting flavours, Spinach & Kiwi with Seaweed and Carrot & Ginger with Turmeric.
Available at Deeply Foods, 28 daily measures starts at £50.