What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

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As I’ve had a particularly good week of sustainability and wellbeing events, I thought I’d share a little summary with you. I can’t guarantee this will be the first of a new series of posts as my average weeks aren’t quite so eventful, and quite frankly because I’m not sure anyone wants to know what I’ve done all 52 weeks of the year, but I hope this one will be of interest and may inform you of companies or events you wouldn’t have otherwise have heard of. Here goes… Continue reading “What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast”

What is an “eco” yoga mat and where can I get one?

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Ever wondered what the difference between a normal yoga mat and one with an “eco”label is? Well, yoga mats are typically made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which has been found to be bad for both your body and the environment. “Eco” yoga mats, on the other hand, are usually made from a natural rubber or jute that is biodegradable and less harmful to your health and that of the planet. Continue reading “What is an “eco” yoga mat and where can I get one?”

Get fit for free with Sweaty Betty

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When thinking about sustainable brands, Sweaty Betty may not immediately spring to mind, but they are really great when it comes to social sustainability. They provide quick, easy and free access to top trainers and class instructors through their collection of online fitness videos and in-store classes. And, this January they’ve created a 31-day fitness programme for anyone to download for free, just click here. Continue reading “Get fit for free with Sweaty Betty”

The benefits of yoga & a roof garden class with Third Space

Sunday morning I went to Canary Wharf for the last in a series of yoga classes at Crossrail Place Roof Garden with Third Space London. I couldn’t think of a better way to start a Sunday than stretching out with the sun beaming on my face and a beautiful garden view. Continue reading “The benefits of yoga & a roof garden class with Third Space”

So 2016 is the year you’re going to get fit?

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So you’ve been telling yourself 2016 will be the year you get fit. The year you eat super clean and get your body super lean. Now that the supermarkets stock most health foods, and there are loads of healthy cafes around, it will be easy right? But didn’t you say that about 2015 this time last year? And every year before that as far back as you can remember? I thought so! Well, I have some tips that I hope will help you make 2016 the year you really do get in shape and stay healthy.
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