The Fit List: Natural alternatives to power you through January

The Fit List: Natural alternatives to power you through January


We’re nearly halfway through January and those New Year’s resolutions are beginning to seem like ancient history.

The first month of the year is a notoriously tough one, but you can put yourself at an advantage for facing the challenge by starting to use some of the best natural alternatives on the market.

Have you tried dried and flavoured seaweed, for example? They’re packed full of nutrients and as tasty as a bag of crisps (really!).

How about aqua-infusion face masks, which help fight ageing while providing much-needed winter refreshment?

Read on for a full spread of reinvigorating products.

Fiit membership

Fitness app Fiit and Assault Fitness have launched an interactive experience on the AssaultBike.

Buy the New Year’s bundle and get an AssaultBike Pro, a Fiit Tracker, plus access to the air bike workouts on the app and more than 1,000 workouts, too.

From February 1, the air bike workouts will be open to all Fiit members.

Buy a Bundle for £899 (free UK delivery), and get Fiit membership for £10 p/m.

Seaweed Chips

Derived from the Scottish coastline, Shore’s vegan Seaweed Chips are packed full of nutrients, including iodine, antioxidants and prebiotic fibre.

The seaweed is sustainably sourced, dried then flavoured – and the brand does the same with Seaweed Clusters, pesto and tapenades.

Buy a 25g bag for 99p from Shore.

Jo Malone Charity Candle

Jo Malone London really knows how to create a sanctuary.

Its Elderflower and Gooseberry Charity Candle has the delicate smell of elderflower buds complemented by hawthorn and green gooseberries. Together they create a calming and enveloping environment.

For each candle sold in the the UK and Ireland, Jo Malone will donate 75% of the RRP to those affected by mental ill-health.

Buy for £50 from Jo Malone.

Myzone MZ-Switch Sports Bra

Myzone’s MZ-Switch Sports Bra has had a revamp and is now compatible with the MZ-Switch fitness watch.

The watch uses a smaller black tracking device than the older model and the new bra (which comes with built-in sensor strap) allows you to switch between your watch and your sports bra depending on your workout.

Buy for £49.99 from Myzone.

JSHealth Mood and Emotional Balance tablets

With the key ingredient of saffron to help relieve the symptoms of stress, mild anxiety and nervous tension, JSHealth’s Mood and Emotional Balance tablets are a great addition if you want to start the new year in a calm state of mind.

Buy 60 tablets for £24.99 from JSHealth.

Puresport Athleisure

Looking to update your workout kit? CBD brand Puresport has launched a 14-piece range of athleisure which is surprisingly chic.

The Wellness By Design Winter 21 collection has stylish tracksuits and sweatshirts, alongside chic yet functional activewear pieces.

Buy a kit from £35, from Puresport.

Premier Cru anti-ageing products

Caudalie says the four products in its Premier Cru range can literally reverse the signs of ageing.

It’s thanks to the discovery of an enzyme, named TET (Ten-Eleven Translocation), that stops our DNA from taking on signs of ageing caused by environmental factors such as sun damage and smoking.

Buy from £47, from Caudalie.

AlumierMD Aqua Infusion Mask

AlumierMD Aqua Infusion Mask is super hydrating thanks to three sizes of hyaluronic acid which penetrate different layers of the skin.

The addition of hydroviton also fights age-induced hydration, while a gorgonian extract acts as an anti-irritant to soothe redness.

Buy for £40 from AlumierMD.

Lilk Blends

If you’re doing Veganuary, it’s worth checking out Lilk’s range of plant-based milk alternatives.

There are two new blends, The Common Blend (oats and rice) and The Lush Blend (oats, coconut and quinoa), which are high in calcium but use blended grains to bring you the taste and texture of the real thing.

Buy from £1.90, from Ocado.

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