Healthy buys we love this month – October
Beachbody On Demand app, from £2.99, Apple Store
Just because you’re starting to cover up in woolly jumpers and long trousers, doesn’t mean you have to abandon your fitness regime and give up on that bikini-ready figure you worked so hard for earlier in the year. And, thanks to this fab new app, you can rely on some of the world’s top trainers (Tony Horton, Autumn Calabrese, Shaun T and Charlene Johnson to name a few) to keep you moving – without the giant price tag or actually even having to leave your house. For just £2.99 a week, you’ll have access to over 400 different, never-before-seen workouts, ranging from yoga and dance to HIIT and strength training – so there’s definitely something for everyone. Plus, there’s also the opportunity to access meal plans and message boards for extra support if you’d like it. With videos you can stream directly from your phone, laptop, tablet, we don’t want to hear any excuses!
Enervator Insoles, £39.99, superdrug.com
How does ramping up the power of your run, yet decreasing your risk of injury, sound? Yep, we were intrigued, too – but this is exactly what these unique insoles promise. And, when they’re endorsed by the King of Running himself, Mr Usain Bolt, you know they must be something pretty special. First and foremost, their clever D3O technology delivers 44 per cent shock absorption for added protection against foot and lower limb injuries, along with 36 per cent energy return. In simpler English, that means they help ‘recycle’ the kinetic energy you put into each step and improve overall foot function. They’re made of a durable material that we initially worried might be a bit hard, but we needn’t have been concerned – the insole moulds perfectly to the shape of your foot, providing both a great sense of support and comfort. Honestly, we couldn’t believe the positive difference it made to our workouts (you can use them for any high intensity training, not just to pound the pavements), and we definitely won’t be taking these insoles out of our trainers any time soon.
Pink Soda Sports range, from £5, jdsports.co.uk
If you need a bit of extra motivation to get outside exercising as the days get darker and colder, we have just the thing – the gorgeous, brand new sports collection from Pink Soda. The cool colours and patterns featured are perfect for perking up even the dreariest evenings, and the chic design of pieces in the range – from the bras to leggings and pullovers – means you can wear your outfit straight from your workout to that drinks meet with your friends after. Even better, the long sleeved hoodies are ideal for keeping out the chill, but the zip detailing makes these tops easy to strip off once you’ve worked up a sweat. We’re sold!
Adnams’ Brewery and Distillery Tours, from £12 per person, Southwold in Suffolk
If there’s one thing we’re all about here at healthy HQ, it’s balance – and that means allowing ourselves a cheeky tipple (or two) once in a while, especially as it’s swiftly approaching the festive season. And what better way to discover more about your favourite drinks than with a tour of where the magic happens? Whether you prefer a lager, beer or a gin, Adnams have you covered, offering tours of both their brewery and distillery. Their modern set-up is housed in a very cool-looking Victorian building, and each hour-long tour comes with a half-hour tasting afterwards. During the tour you’ll learn how they discover and choose their ingredients, the actual drink-making process and the final bottling stages. Head there for an explore and discover yourself, or else we think it will make a fab Christmas gift, too. Visit adnams.co.uk for more info.
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