Wellbeing: Six ways to boost body and mind
We’re all about wellbeing this month, with beauty-boosting tea, gut-pleasing probiotics, uplifting crystal candles and luxurious loungewear
What began as a playground friendship has flourished into sustainable loungewear brand Flo & Sang. Disillusioned by ‘fast fashion’, Flo & Sang were determined to use high quality cotton blends to create laid back luxe basics that would become timeless wardrobe staples. Their signature designs include oversized hoodies, joggers and T-shirts, which are hand dyed and available in a range of colourways including dove grey, tie dye, cobalt and dusky pink. Supersoft and durable, the cosy collection, which is gender neutral, is ideal for wintry walks, Netflix and chill time or as WFH attire if you don’t have to show your face (or torso) in the office or via Zoom!
Shop the lot at floandsang.com
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could brew up a pot of youth-rejuvenating tea and sip away your wrinkles? Well, you can, thanks to innovative Australian Sam Arcadipane, who blended Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea at the start of lockdown 2020.
An avid tea drinker Sam has blended organic tea (using plants, organics herbs, seeds, roots and spices) with the world’s best hydrolysed collagen peptides, providing the ultimate antioxidant and collagen boost for glowing skin, healthy hair and strong nails.
Pop the kettle on and savour two cups a day to enjoy health benefits, ranging from better hydrated skin and voluminous hair to stronger joints and improved gut health.
Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea is available in 11 caffeinated and caffeine-free blends including green, black, white, herbal, chai and a matcha.
Available at fusspottea.com
Hot on the heels of Migraine Awareness Week, the Cambridge-based team at Happyr Health are spreading the message that teens get migraine too. Statistics show that one in 10 teenagers live with the neurological condition, which can severely impact their physical, emotional and social wellbeing, and lead to mental health disorders.
Whilst for adults, migraine may manifest itself as a headache with visual disturbance, in teens it can appear as abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Worryingly, around 50 per cent of migraine sufferers have encountered their first attack before the age of 12. With pharmacological solutions limited in this age group, Happyr Health, run by Nicola Filzmoser and Cornelius Palm (who have both suffered chronic conditions), is developing digital pain management solutions.
It has created an app to help teenagers through self-management and lifestyle changes such as getting regular sleep, meals and snacks. It encourages them to view their migraine as a dragon, which can be tamed, using tools such as daily mood tracking, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a symptom diary.
Find out more at happyrhealth.com
Flow through your asanas in eye-catching style in these flamboyant toucan-print leggings by Blossom Yoga Wear. Designed for fashion-forward yoginis, the leggings are quick-drying and feature four-way stretch, a comfy high-waist and body sculpting fit to keep your supported as you perfect your poses. Team with this floaty slogan vest top, made from breathable fabric, and slip on the slouchy Hamsa sweatshirt, crafted from organic cotton and boasting a snuggly fleece interior, to keep you cosy as you cool down.
Dedicated to hitting a zero-waste target, Blossom Yoga Wear use recyclable fabrics where possible, utilising fibres from plastic bottles in their soft and silky leggings.
Toucan Do it yoga leggings, £39.99; Namaste vest top,£24.99; Hamsa sweatshirt, £39.99. Find out more at blossomyogawear.com
Give the gift of sleep, calm, energy, love or happiness this Christmas courtesy of Arora London’s luxury aromatherapy crystal candles. The mood-boosting beauties, hand-poured with 100 per cent natural soy wax and infused with a high-quality blend of natural essential oils, promote different emotional states. We’ve asked Santa for the So. . .to Sleep amethyst candles, fusing balancing bergamot and calming lavender and boasting 50 + hours burn time. Tranquil slumber, here we come.
Candles, £32, at aroralondon.com
Your gut really is the powerhouse of your body; if it’s out of balance then you may struggle to absorb nutrients, leaving you at risk of developing a whole host of conditions from heart disease to diabetes.
Show it some love with ‘Goody Guts’ food supplements, which contains a belly-pleasing blend of probiotics (or live cultures) to support function, and boost brain health.
The magic mix of Slippery Elm and Marshmallow soothes and banishes bloat, facilitates good digestion and strengthens immune system, meaning you feel good inside and out. Voila!
Goody Guts, £19.99, at completemelife.com
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