A metabolism tracker that analyses your breath to see if you’re burning fat or carbs may seem far-fetched, but if you’re looking to improve performance or lose a few lockdown pounds, it’s worth a try. By taking three breaths through your Lumen, the device measures your CO2 concentration levels to ascertain what fuel your body is burning – from there, it recommends a daily meal plan, with the ultimate goal of making your metabolism more efficient. Use it pre-workout and it’ll even tell you if you’ve got enough energy in the tank for peak performance.
Whether you’re practicing at home or in a studio, Fable Yoga’s mats are worth knowing about. PVC-free and biodegradable, the pastel-hued mats are wider and longer than average, making them ideal for extra wiggle room. Created by a yogi, expect all the small details – think a clever spotted design to help you align in standing postures and a super-strong grip for sweaty sessions. Plus, the 4mm sponge gets our comfort vote – perfect for your next savasana.
Barry’s Bootcamp Soho
Fans of the Red Room should make a beeline for Barry’s new Soho studio, a stone’s throw from Oxford Street. The latest addition to the cult gym’s London line-up, the Soho space is the largest Barry’s studio in the UK and will be introducing LIFT, a new strength training class concept designed to build lean muscle mass and fire up a sluggish metabolism. Cool down in the luxe changing rooms (Barry’s most spacious yet) and refuel at the in-house café. You’ll leave exhausted, but it’s addictive – you’ve been warned.
Opens 12th September. Visit Barrys.com
Beaverbrook NAD+ Clinic
Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Beaverbrook feels a million miles away from the daily grind, and its spa is in a league of its own. We’ve long been fans of the spa’s holistic approach to wellbeing, and the launch of a new IV clinic could well be the ultimate health boost. We booked in for a NAD+ drip – known as the ‘miracle molecule’, it claims to boost brain and cell health as well as kickstart energy levels. Sessions are tailored to your needs – our therapist added an antioxidant and immune booster. Hang around for a massage (the Relaxing Massage comes highly recommended) and you’ll leave with fully charged batteries.
Lioness Smart Vibe
The more you use this smart vibrator (the world’s first), the more it learns about your orgasms and pelvic floor. After you’ve used it, it’ll sync with an app on your phone to show you real-time data – think the strength of your orgasms, vaginal contractions and length – enabling you to improve your sexual health and orgasms. Use it regularly and you’ll soon see patterns, learning when you’ll be most aroused during your cycle, for example, or how much foreplay you’ll likely need with a partner. It’s clever stuff.
Leapfrog Vitamin C
Immunity continues to be at the forefront of our minds, and as we slowly adjust to the ‘new normal’, it pays to have science on your side. Meet Leapfrog, the supplement brand taking the health world by storm. Packed with vitamin C, zinc and lactoferrin – a potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory protein – it will bolster a flagging immune system. Take at the first sign of a sniffle or sore throat to stave off colds and other infections. We’ve been taking it for the last week and are feeling noticeably less run-down. Plus, the pills are chewable, making them perfect for those who don’t like capsules.
Happy Gut, Happy Mind
Nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik is our go-to for sensible, practical advice and her latest gut-focused tome is the book to have your shelf this autumn. Exploring the science between the gut-brain connection and drawing on her clinical experience, Eve offers realistic tips and advice on nurturing your digestive health. With recipes including miso cod with wasabi broccoli, matcha banana bread, turmeric chicken with laksa zoodles and pecan pie granola, this is a delicious way to supercharge your health.
Misfits Protein Bars
Protein bars have had a bad rap in recent years, associated with bulky men at the gym and artificial ingredients, but Misfits is turning this on its head. Made with ingredients you recognise, Misfit’s protein bars are 100% natural, gluten and dairy free and suitable for vegans. Plus, each bar packs an impressive 15g of protein, less than 1g of sugar and 8g of fibre, the perfect combination to refuel post-workout or to keep you going in between meals. Flavours include chocolate caramel, chocolate hazelnut, white chocolate salted peanut, and our favourite, chocolate orange.
Three years in the making, Nike’s first maternity collection has been developed in collaboration with 30 female athletes to support women during all stages of pregnancy and beyond. A four-piece capsule collection, highlights include an intelligent sports bra designed for easy access when breastfeeding, and a classic pair of black leggings, which can be worn over or under your tummy. Created with analytics from more than 150,000 scans of non-pregnant and expecting mums, expect superior fit, comfort and style, whatever stage you’re at.
Available from 17th September. Visit Nike.com
Developed by a team of scientists, OWise is the world’s first breast cancer support app. Allowing patients to store information such as appointments, prescriptions and doctor’s notes in one place, as well as access a self-monitoring tool, it’s straightforward to use and recommended by 90% of UK doctors. The first oncology app to be used as a case study by NICE, OWise aims to optimise both patient experience and clinical outcomes. Following this launch, the OWise platform will be expanded to all types of cancer in 2021.
*Features published by SheerLuxe are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your GP or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programme.