There comes a point when all that sinful behaviour carried out over the festive season catches up with you and the time comes to take drastic action, stop wearing elasticated waist bands and turn off the telly: that time is New Year’s Day.
FOR SPAS, SALONS AND HEALTH CENTRES – TREATWELL
Back in January 2016, the much-loved online hair and beauty booking service Wahanda rebranded as Treatwell. With its comprehensive listings of spas, salons and health centres around the globe, Treatwell is a great place to kick-start your good intentions for 2017. The site tells you everything you need to know about treatments, classes and therapies and allows visitors to share their experiences online or read reviews from others. Meanwhile, don't miss the professional blogs including detox advice and fibs and facts of exercise and weight loss.
FOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT – FITNESS SUPERSTORE
What better way to make sure you exercise daily than by installing your own home gym? If this is your goal of 2017, make a bee-line to Fitness Superstore, the largest supplier of specialist fitness equipment in the UK offering an extensive range including treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, elliptical cross trainers and more.
FOR FITNESS WEAR – SWEATY BETTY
Want to look good in your gym class? Time to discover Sweaty Betty. Founded by Tamara Hill-Norton in 1998, Sweaty Betty was one of the first shops to introduce the idea of an attractive fitness wardrobe. The clothesline takes you from the gym to the beach to the slopes; you need never be lost for an outfit to suit each exercising occasion again. It is most famous for its reversible yoga pants, technical fabrics and new-to-the-range monogrammed leggings. Crunch your way to better abs in style.
FOR VITAMINS AND MINERALS – VICTORIA HEALTH
With all sorts of nasty post-Christmas lurgies flying around, vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements are a wise investment. Victoria Health has long been the favourite of health editors – the site previously won the Harpers Bazaar Beauty Hot 100. The online store caters to those keen to boost their immune systems and also those suffering from arthritis, stress, high cholesterol and the menopause. Their recent December newsletter launched more products including three from The Ordinary, which just won Best Breakthrough Brand in Grazia; and also the Champagne Bubbles Wet Brush as featured in The Telegraph.
FOR JUICERS – JUICE PRODUCER
One way to keep sickness at bay is to introduce more fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet and what better way to do this (while keeping pounds at bay) than by introducing a juicer into your life? This lively site bursts with energy, encouraging you to get juicing right away with plenty of information on finding the right juicer, recipes, nutritional information and, of course, an extensive range of juicers.
FOR HELP STICKING TO A DIET – PURE PACKAGE
We all know how difficult it is to stick to a diet when Mars Bars are lurking in the cupboard. Help is at hand with London diet food delivery firm The Pure Package. The Pure Package helps you break bad habits and teaches you new food combinations. Each day, by 6am, a temperature-controlled bag containing your daily quota of healthy food is delivered to your door. There is no need to plan meals, weigh ingredients or worry about dietary requirements. Choose your programme according to your wishes; among others, there’s weight loss, detox, mother and child and cleanse. Lily Cole and Erin O’Connor are fans.
FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE - MY HEALTH LONDON
My Health London is a NHS website showing users where to find a free NHS GP, doctor, dentist, walk-in centre and hospital nearby. The site offers self-care advice with tips on how to cope with physical illness, the norovirus and mindfulness among others. The Healthy London Partnership pages explain the NHS's vision to create a Citizen centric pan-London information exchange, allowing for live access to real-time patient records and information.
Updated January 2017