Taking time out, eating well and remaining active can help each and everyone of us to live better, and feel better about ourselves. Here is our edit of the best websites to set you on course for a more healthy, happy lifestyle.
The current darling of the healthy food movement, Madeleine Shaw’s work is all about helping you discover the joy of eating well, and see the impact it can have on your health both inside and out - particularly in terms of digestion and skin. Her website is brimming with delicious recipes, for vegan, veggie and meat eaters - so everyone is catered for here. Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach, and already has a couple of published books under her belt.
QUEEN OF RETREATS
Retreats are all the rage, but with so many now available, it can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. Thankfully, Queen of Retreats is here to help, sampling and reviewing yoga retreats, silent retreats, retreats for meditation, creativity, surfing retreats, fitness holidays and more. The reviews are very thorough, so you can make an informed choice of which retreat is the right one for you. In no time at all you could be in beautiful surroundings being cleansed, healed, inspired, relaxed or all of the above. Namaste.
Co-founded by Kate Hudson, Fabletics offers a range of comfortable, stylish and sexy tops, bottoms and sports bras for women to cycle, practice yoga, go for a run or simply hang about the house in. Activewear has finally earned its place in the fashion front row, and is designed to look good as well as to support women lead a more healthy and mindful lifestyle. Before you shop, you will be asked a series of questions about your style and body shape, as well as the sort of exercise you are hoping to do - allowing Fabletics to curate your shopping experience to suit your needs.
DO YOGA WITH ME
Now you have your perfect activewear, Do Yoga With Me is an excellent solution for those who can’t seem to drag themselves out to a yoga studio or gym. Thanks to sites like this one, you can practice yoga in the safety and comfort of your own home. Do Yoga With Me is an excellent and largely FREE resource, hosting hundreds of online yoga videos including classes, poses, breathing techniques and anatomy videos.
HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY
Adventurous cooks who enjoy cooking with natural, unprocessed, colourful and exciting ingredients will love cooking the Hemsley and Hemsley way (one of their signature dishes is a rich bone broth). The Hemsley sisters have made their name with their nutrient dense recipes and passionate approach to their food. They take a holistic approach to health and nutrition - believing that diet has a huge effect on how you feel.
This site has been around since 2009 and covers everything that a woman needs to know if she is interested in getting involved with any kind of sport. Whether you are into running, cycling, swimming, skiing or golf, Sportsister offers training plans, sports news, information on nutrition and kit reviews - and plenty more besides.
Updated January 2017