Struggling to sleep? This informative book, written by Dr Michael Mosley, the brainchild of the 5:2 diet, is packed with plenty of recommendations. Including tips for teens and those prone to jet lag, as well as recipes to improve sleep by supercharging gut health, it's a fascinating read guaranteed to get you one step closer to all-round better health.
Daye Vaginal Probiotics
Did you know your vagina, like your gut, is home to billions of bacteria? Your vaginal microbiome is responsible for fighting off infections like thrush and STIs, but hormonal fluctuations, antibiotics and overuse of feminine hygiene products can disrupt the pH balance. Give yours a helping hand with these new-gen probiotics, specially designed for better health down below.
Lele’s Cake Mix
Whip up a batch of vanilla cupcakes or a tin of brownies without spending hours scouring the limited supermarket shelves. The wellness world’s answer to Betty Crocker, Lele’s clever cake mixes are vegan and gluten-free – simply add a splash of water and your favourite alternative ‘mylk’ and you’re good to go. Delicious and guilt-free, the cake mixes are made by hand in east London and come in recyclable packaging, too.
She’s Lost Control
She’s Lost Control (SLC), the capital’s original wellness destination offering workshops, weekly meditations and retreats, has gone online. The ultimate antidote to quarantine blues, book in for a virtual sound bath, tarot readings, reiki sessions and group meditations designed to help you deal with challenging emotions. Making wellness accessible for all, classes run on a ‘pay what you can’ concept, with £1 from every ticket donated to Age UK.
SUN.DAY of London
It’s not often that a candle brand catches our attention, but SUN.DAY of London has done just that. Crafted in small batches in Dalston, these sustainable candles use mood-enhancing formulations of aromatherapy-grade essential oils to soothe anxious minds – think invigorating lime and eucalyptus, restorative bergamot and stress-busting lavender. Free from synthetics, paraffin and hidden nasties, these apothecary inspired candles are worthy of a spot on your coffee table.
The world’s first zero-plastic deodorant, Wild is on a mission to shake up the throwaway culture of the beauty industry. Housed in chic aluminium casing, choose from five different scents (orange zest is our favourite), all of which are paraben-free and dermatologically tested. Based on a subscription model, Wild’s sleek refills are slim enough to fit through your letterbox too.
The Red Room
Whether you’re a Barry’s fan or not, the cult studio’s latest podcast is worth adding to your library. Join co-founder Sandy Macaskill and head trainer Anya Lahiri in conversation with the likes of Jools Oliver, Davinia Taylor, Ryan Giggs, Sam Salter and Dr Vicki Jenkins, discussing everything from pregnancy to addiction and mental health. Learn the ins and outs of their health and fitness regimes as well as the story behind Barry’s, the world’s original treadmill workout.
FLEX Chelsea Virtual Yoga
April is Stress Awareness Month, and what better way to ease tension while at home than with a virtual yoga session. Whether you’re after a restorative yin class, a heart-raising power flow or something a little more rejuvenating, the team at FLEX Chelsea has you covered. Hosting regular classes throughout the day via Zoom, there’s something for everyone – you’ll find us signing up for Sunday morning’s 60-minute Slow Flow.
Hyperice Vyper 2.0
If you’re into your fitness, consider upgrading your foam roller with this vibrating version. Proven to be two times more effective than regular foam rolling, this sleek piece of kit will reduce muscle soreness, increase flexibility and aid recovery, whether you’re a runner, cycler or keen yogi.
Available from PerformBetter.co.uk