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Best therapy apps for managing your mental health at home

From AI therapists to platforms that let you video-chat with a professional counsellor, these are the best apps to add to your post-lockdown mental health toolkit

Wellness

My life-changing weekend at Iceland’s Deplar Farm

Arctic plunges, Norse saunas, hikes in the dark and axe throwing. Lizzie Pook frees her feelings at a healing retreat

Wellness

10 best UK wellness retreats in 2021 for a post-lockdown reboot

From wild camping to woodland foraging, it’s time to unwind at a soul-nourishing outdoorsy retreat

The Escapist

Do you have 2021-induced burnout?

The career coach says her burnout bible offers a “radical” approach to redesigning your life post-pandemic

Wellness

Earth Day: Sustainable activewear brands to have on your radar

Make more eco-conscious choices when next updating your workout wardrobe

Beauty

London's best super salons

Fancy a massage and a mani and an acai bowl and blow dry all at the same time? You're in luck...

Beauty

First look: Barbara Sturm opens debut London spa

She pioneered the vampire facial and both Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham have her on speed-dial. Now, the super-facialist is coming to the capital

Health & Fitness

The Gut Stuff: Why it’s time to talk about poo

London, how do you poo? Giulia Crouch meets Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, the DJs on a mission to shake up our microbiome

Beauty

Hershesons salon launches campaign to give NHS nurses free haircuts

“It’s a way of thanking our NHS nurses for putting their lives on the line and celebrating everything the British hair industry has to offer in what we hope will be a new chapter for us all.”

The Escapist

Can you use anxiety as a superpower?

Adrenaline running high? Good — it can supercharge your life and career, says Rosie Fitzmaurice

Health & Fitness

Your little black book of the best personal trainers in London

They've sculpted and toned the bodies of models and moguls, now it's your turn, says Rosie Fitzmaurice

 

Wellness

6 steps to a good night’s sleep, according to an insomnia expert

From ditching your sleep tracker to building a 'sleep drive', sleep specialist Kathryn Pinkham shares her expert tips 

The Escapist

Brain food: how to eat and sleep your way to a healthy mind

Need a brain boost? From smart snacks to the supplements worth their salt, Rosie Fitzmaurice has a plan to keep you firing on all cylinders

Wellness

Will.i.am: ‘I transformed my life: now I just crave juice’

The musician-turned-entrepreneur talks to Rosie Fitzmaurice about anxiety around the new Covid variants and how it’s affecting his sleep patterns  

Wellness

How to do Pancake Day with easy low-sugar healthy pancake recipes

A few simple ingredient swaps can turn your annual pancake day feeding frenzy into a low-sugar, nutritious meal 

Lifestyle

Candice Brathwaite: racism in healthcare led to traumatic childbirth

The Brixton-born mumfluencer on racism in healthcare, her second book and being done with the mummy blogger scene

Wellness

Sober Curious beyond Jan? Meet the women staying dry

A clear head, better sleep and renewed energy levels, women share just a few of the benefits of ditching the booze

The Escapist

Best super supplements to take this winter

January left you running on empty? From boosting your brain power to getting your glow back, Joanna Taylor presents her pick of pills to pop

The Escapist

The wellness trends to look out for in 2021

Well-being has never been more important. From mood-enhancing supplements and stress-tracking tech  to sleepscapes and infrared saunas,  these are the health and wellness trends to try now, says Evie Leatham

 

Wellness

Is a Bojo-approved power nap the answer to your lockdown burnout?

A sleep expert shares how to nail a “power executive business nap” à la PM

Wellness

Home healing: holistic methods to help ease stress and anxiety

Adrenaline at an all-time high? From DIY reiki to daily journalling, learn the art of self-healing

Wellness

And breathe! Your ultimate virtual wellness directory

From online yoga retreats to at-home hypnotherapy — Rosie Fitzmaurice presents a guru’s guide to self-care

Insider

Can this mindful sexual wellness app help you have better sex?

Orgasm workshops and audio erotica — Flora Gill trials a new app preaching the art of mindful masturbation

Insider

How to break up with your phone for good

Stuck at home  with her screen time out of control, Hanna Hanra knew it was time  to break the vicious scrolling cycle. She shares her journey towards a healthier phone relationship 

Wellness

14 self-help books to get you through times of uncertainty and change

In search of some guidance to get you through all this ? Wellness warriors share their top reads

Health & Fitness

Where to do Pilates online: the best virtual classes and workouts

Looking for a low-impact workout that'll improve your strength, flexibility, alignment and posture? Look no further... 

Wellness

Adrienne Herbert: ‘one power hour per day can change everything’

Cold showers, fast nasal breathing and movement first thing: Power Hour podcast host and wellness guru Adrienne Herbert shares her secrets to getting s*** done in 2021, as told to Rosie Fitzmaurice

Wellness

The biggest wellness trends for 2021

From rewilding your fitness routine with primal flows to building a mindful drinks trolley, Rosie Fitzmaurice has a guide to the latest wellness trends to know

The Escapist

How to find joy in 2021, according to a joy strategist

Feeling down about the new year? You need Grace Harry. She shares the secrets of happiness with Suzannah Ramsdale

Health & Fitness

The effect booze is really having on your mind, body and bank balance

​Have you ever stopped to consider the impact alcohol is having on your health and wellbeing? Nutritionist and weight loss specialist Kim Pearson discusses the different ways that drinking alcohol could be affecting your health

Wellness

Your lockdown mental health toolkit

From uplifting podcasts to sleep hacks to a beginner’s guide to online therapy. By Suzannah Ramsdale and Rosie Fitzmaurice

Wellness

The best fitness, wellness and nutrition podcasts

Nourish your mind, body and soul with our top picks 

Wellness

Who is the woman behind the wellness brand backed by Meghan Markle?

The Duchess of Sussex has invested in ‘woman-led mission-driven wellness company.' What we know about its founder…

Lifestyle

Chrissy Teigen will save lives by sharing her devastating miscarriage

The model and entrepreneur has explained why she shared photos of her baby loss. Bri Martinez says we shouldn't have judged her at all

Wellness

How to get out of your lockdown 2.0 funk

No Christmas parties, tougher tiers and at least four more months of restrictions… what to do if 2020 is really starting to take its toll

The Escapist

How to find the right meditation practice for you

From Japanese sitting meditation to  mantra meditations and visualisation techniques 

Health & Fitness

Mistakes you're making in your at-home workout and what to do instead

From not engaging your core correctly to overdoing it on the HIIT front and skipping rest days, these common errors can lead to a wasted workout

Wellness

Functional fungi: time to start spiking your coffee with mushrooms?

Those in the know are adding shrooms to everything from coffee to skincare, says Rosie Fitzmaurice