As we start getting used to the new normal, it’s important we build on the healthy habits and lessons we have hopefully picked up during this time.
Many of us benefited from the slower pace of life — finally having enough time to get enough exercise and think carefully about healthy eating habits.
Now is the time to resist the urge to slip back into a more manic lifestyle – or to re-engage in a healthier lifestyle – and remember the important things: health, fitness and wellbeing.
Below we’ve listed 10 ways you can boost those three things – plus shared some exclusive discount codes to save you money on key items.
1. How to keep your bike on the road
With so many more of us looking for alternative transport to work and at play, cycling continues to grow in popularity for its health benefits and environmental impact.
What can be tricky for new cyclists is the world of bicycle maintenance. Muc-Off has all you need to ensure your bike is clean, quiet and easy to pedal — no matter what the fickle British weather throws at us.
Using the super simple, three-step ‘clean, protect and lube’ process, your ride will look box-fresh and run smoothly for longer. Muc-Off also offers a range of no-hassle puncture solutions to get you back to pedalling in no time.
2. Work out in your home gym
It’s understandable many of us might still have lingering concerns over heading to the gym and home fitness offers an ideal solution.
JLL Fitness is here to support you and help identify the best products to suit your ability level. It offers a broad range of cardio and weight-training equipment for all levels, from beginners through to advanced so you can plan your daily exercise regime from the comfort of your home.
Get your home gym experience off to a flying start with 10% off the retail price using discount code ‘HomeGym10’ at jllfitness.co.uk. Offer code valid till 31 December 2020.
3. Supporting you through menopause
Taboos are finally being broken around the menopause, with more and more women talking openly about the challenges it can bring. Women are realising they don’t have to suffer in silence and that focusing on their self-care key is key to ensuring they are thriving — not just surviving — during such a monumental life change.
Founded by Meg Mathews, the MegsMenopause range includes carefully formulated feminine health products encompassing intimate care (wash, moisturiser and lubricant), skincare and supplements.
The entire range is organic, vegan and dermatologically tested, and can be delivered discreetly to your door. Find the entire product range at MegsMenopause.com, which is also packed with information and advice on tackling every aspect of menopause, from hormones to hot flushes and more.
To try the range for yourself, go to MM shop and enter code MM0150 for 15% off your first order until 31 December 2020.
4. Choose a complementary healthcare practitioner confidently
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) register of practitioners covers 17 disciplines, including aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, nutritional therapy, reflexology, and yoga therapy, among others. The CNHC’s register is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), a body accountable to Parliament.
This provides additional assurance that CNHC Registrants meet UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality. Search for a practitioner on the CNHC register at cnhc.org.uk
5. Snuggle up with a cosy weighted therapy blanket
Hair loss can have effects on self-esteem for both men and women, as it can be very distressing to helplessly watch one’s hair thin or hairline recede.
The award-winning Ginkgo Hair Care Plan from Simone Thomas Wellness aims to help with this; it provides a one-month supply, is suitable for vegans, and is gluten- and dairy-free. It includes Ginkgo Biloba, Super Greens and Everyday Wellness capsules, which provide vitamins, iodine, live cultures, and botanicals.
Get 25% off using discount code ‘EXPRESS25’ at checkout. simonethomaswellness.com Offer available from 28 September to 23 November 2020.
8. Look after your gut
Your body’s microbiome is made up of a multitude of organisms, including lots of good bacteria. Symprove is a food supplement that contains selected bacteria strains that can help support your gut microbiome.
An independent clinical trial by University College London (UCL) shows Symprove’s ability to survive the harsh environment of the stomach and the transit to the gut, to be able to multiply and nourish the gut microbiome. Symprove is gluten-free, dairy-free, FODMAP-friendly and suitable for vegans.
To find out how to best care for your microbiome, visit symprove.com
9. Measure up for your bespoke furniture
Tailor-made furniture designed with added comfort and support can be a game-changer — particularly with so many of us spending more time at home.
New Life Mobility specialises in bespoke rise and recline chairs and profiling beds. These eye-catching pieces are designed with conditions such as poor circulation, arthritis and osteoporosis in mind. All chairs are made to measure with optional lateral back support.
Heat and massage options are also available, with the goal of soothing aches and pains. Every effort is made to ensure each item of furniture is specifically designed to suit individual needs. newlifemobility.co.uk
10. Great smile, great teeth
A bright smile can work wonders for your confidence, and if you do feel self-conscious because of your teeth, an expert programme and state-of-the art aligners can assist.
PlusDent’s discreet aligners can be integrated easily into everyday life. Initial consultations with the dentist are free, before a unique treatment plan is developed showing overall tooth movement and expected results.
Your aligner will then be produced in the dental laboratory in Berlin before being shipped straight to your home. PlusDent’s dentists will then monitor your progress remotely.
Book a free consultation now and secure an exclusive £300 discount on your treatment with invisible aligners by using voucher code ‘TEETH300’. plusdent.co.uk. Offer valid until 31 December 2020.