Health Changes To Make Now

When it comes to new year's resolutions, it's the little things that make the biggest difference, says Calgary Avansino in Vogue's January 2014 issue. 

From swimwear to supplements -scroll down to see Calgary's suggestions for making a real change this year.

POWDER UP Made from pea, hemp, soya and rice, plant-powered protein powders are the cleanest, leanest way to boost your protein intake. My favourite is Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend powder in vanilla.  www.pulsin.co.uk

POWDER UP

Made from pea, hemp, soya and rice, plant-powered protein powders are the cleanest, leanest way to boost your protein intake. My favourite is Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend powder in vanilla. 

www.pulsin.co.uk

FREEZE YOUR GREENS Kale is the greenest of all greens, the one nutritionally dense vegetable you should have at the ready, but sadly it’s not always available. The simple solution is to start freezing it: buy fresh kale, wash the leaves, chop them roughly, lay them out on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store for a rainy day.

FREEZE YOUR GREENS

Kale is the greenest of all greens, the one nutritionally dense vegetable you should have at the ready, but sadly it’s not always available. The simple solution is to start freezing it: buy fresh kale, wash the leaves, chop them roughly, lay them out on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store for a rainy day.

  SAMPLE THE GOOD LIFE Times are a-changing in London, and we could be starting to see the sort of healthy-eating cafés you find everywhere in New York and Los Angeles. The Good Life Eatery in Chelsea offers cold-pressed green juice, kale salads, chia-seed breakfast bowls and decadent vegan dishes. Fingers crossed there will soon be one gracing every neighbourhood.  www.goodlifeeatery.com

 

SAMPLE THE GOOD LIFE

Times are a-changing in London, and we could be starting to see the sort of healthy-eating cafés you find everywhere in New York and Los Angeles. The Good Life Eatery in Chelsea offers cold-pressed green juice, kale salads, chia-seed breakfast bowls and decadent vegan dishes. Fingers crossed there will soon be one gracing every neighbourhood. 

www.goodlifeeatery.com

  BECOME A MIX MASTER You’ve never known a blender like this. Acquaint yourself with a Vitamix and start whipping up epically wholesome smoothies, soups, dips and desserts. Add the aforementioned frozen kale to smoothies or roast some vegetables, add some stock and throw it all in the Vitamix for a perfect winter soup.

 

BECOME A MIX MASTER

You’ve never known a blender like this. Acquaint yourself with a Vitamix and start whipping up epically wholesome smoothies, soups, dips and desserts. Add the aforementioned frozen kale to smoothies or roast some vegetables, add some stock and throw it all in the Vitamix for a perfect winter soup.

  GET SPONTANEOUS We all love the spontaneity and diversity of pop-up shops, so why not pop-up fitness, too? Moveable yoga tents, gyms and open-air classes with no fixed membership fees are the newest fitness phenomenon. Try hot yoga in a portable, inflatable studio, or a Zumba class in Battersea Power Station.  Try  www.hotpodyoga.com www.movepopupgym.com www.fitnessfreak.com

 

GET SPONTANEOUS

We all love the spontaneity and diversity of pop-up shops, so why not pop-up fitness, too? Moveable yoga tents, gyms and open-air classes with no fixed membership fees are the newest fitness phenomenon. Try hot yoga in a portable, inflatable studio, or a Zumba class in Battersea Power Station. 

Try 

www.hotpodyoga.com

www.movepopupgym.com

www.fitnessfreak.com

TRY THE TRAPEZE When it comes to exercising, it’s best to avoid routine and keep your body guessing instead. Trapeze yoga (also known as aerial yoga or anti-gravity yoga) is an LA favourite and finally it’s here. Strap yourself in and enjoy the feeling of weightlessness while you strengthen your core and improve flexibility.  www.triyoga.co.uk

TRY THE TRAPEZE

When it comes to exercising, it’s best to avoid routine and keep your body guessing instead. Trapeze yoga (also known as aerial yoga or anti-gravity yoga) is an LA favourite and finally it’s here. Strap yourself in and enjoy the feeling of weightlessness while you strengthen your core and improve flexibility. 

www.triyoga.co.uk

SNACK SMARTER Keeping nutrient-dense (not sugar-laden) bars in your home, workplace, bag and car will ensure that you always have something tasty to turn to when blood-sugar levels fall or less-than-healthy treats present themselves.

SNACK SMARTER

Keeping nutrient-dense (not sugar-laden) bars in your home, workplace, bag and car will ensure that you always have something tasty to turn to when blood-sugar levels fall or less-than-healthy treats present themselves.

  TURBO-CHARGE YOUR VITAMIN C We’re in the heart of cold and flu season. Altrient C vitamin C pouches (£30 for 30) ensure that 98 per cent of the good stuff gets absorbed into your bloodstream immediately. Squeeze them directly into your mouth or stir into water.  www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk

 

TURBO-CHARGE YOUR VITAMIN C

We’re in the heart of cold and flu season. Altrient C vitamin C pouches (£30 for 30) ensure that 98 per cent of the good stuff gets absorbed into your bloodstream immediately. Squeeze them directly into your mouth or stir into water. 

www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk

BREW UP Matcha tea is the new super-powered coffee alternative. “Its antioxidant potential is exceptionally high – almost 100 times the amount of regular green tea,” says nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik.  Clearspring Japanese Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder; £16 www.clearspring.co.uk

BREW UP

Matcha tea is the new super-powered coffee alternative. “Its antioxidant potential is exceptionally high – almost 100 times the amount of regular green tea,” says nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik. 

Clearspring Japanese Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder; £16

www.clearspring.co.uk

  SUPPLEMENT YOUR SLEEP Sleep is key to just about everything: energy, vitality and general sanity. You should aim to get as much of it as possible, and taking a high-quality magnesium supplement can help. “Studies indicate that magnesium benefitted sleep quality by decreasing the release of cortisol, the stress hormone that is responsible for sleep deprivation. Magnesium also relaxes muscles and nerves, which helps with tension,” says Shabir Daya, co-founder of www.plenishcleanse.com,

 

SUPPLEMENT YOUR SLEEP

Sleep is key to just about everything: energy, vitality and general sanity. You should aim to get as much of it as possible, and taking a high-quality magnesium supplement can help. “Studies indicate that magnesium benefitted sleep quality by decreasing the release of cortisol, the stress hormone that is responsible for sleep deprivation. Magnesium also relaxes muscles and nerves, which helps with tension,” says Shabir Daya, co-founder of www.plenishcleanse.com,