Tag Archives: Healthy

An inch of your five-a-day

A splash of orange juice, a dash of water, a squeeze of lime, a drop of desperation. Any copywriter who’s ever tried to list ingredients will know there are only so many words to describe quantity. (No one wants a ‘splurge’ of anything, before you refer to the thesaurus.)

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The work out that works out

Gym memberships. Always a tricky subject for the family finance department. The good intentions are there, but as the months tick by you slowly find yourself paying upwards of fifty quid for a solitary monthly session. It’s no wonder that gyms are pulling in over $75 billion globally.
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Sleep like a baby

New parent? Put the walkie-talkie baby monitor back in the box. What you need is Owlet, the new baby-monitoring device that sends updates to your phone throughout the night.

The device comes in the form of a slip-on ‘SmartSock’, which measures your baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, sleep patterns and temperature, as well as his or her sleeping position.

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Alpha snacks

Sadly for modern men, going out to harpoon a wild animal isn’t really an everyday dinner option. But for wannabe hunter gatherers, a new trend for ‘manly’ junk food means meaty snacks are only a supermarket trip away.

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Healthy Corner Store

Going to the corner shop for sweets is a special treat for most children. But in Philadelphia, the poorest and most obese city in the US, researchers found that half the kids in low-income neighbourhoods shop at corner stores twice a day.

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DIY Muesli

Oats or flakes? Raisins or goji berries? Banana chips or chocolate chunks? Yoosli is a new online cereal mixing service that lets you create your very own muesli masterpiece, with everything just the way you want it.

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Food tripping

You’ve been ‘good’ all week. Soups, salads and only one sneaky chocolate. Now it’s the weekend and you’re off on a road trip. When hunger hits, you don’t have many options apart from refuelling on filthy burgers and fried chicken. But, my friends, it doesn’t have to be that way (much as we may like the excuse to indulge on the road).

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Real mannequins

The Swedish store Athlens has decided to break from the status quo and start using mannequins that actually represent normal women. Size 14 is what can be called normal, with most females falling somewhere between a size 12 and 16.

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WAT-AAH!

How do you encourage kids to ditch unhealthy fizzy drinks and drink more water? Rose Cameron asked herself this question and ‘Wat-aah!’ was born.

After chatting to her kids about their drink preferences, Cameron realised that bottled water just wasn’t cool. Together, Cameron and her kids developed the brand – including the name, neon colour scheme and iconic ‘yelling boy’ icon. Today, their company’s giving Coke and Pepsi a run for their money.

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Squeezable snacks

Which snacks do you grab when you’re on the go? A banana, maybe? Some crisps? How about puréed fruit or vegetables?

 

 

 

Currently, baby food brands including Happy Family, Buddy Fruits and GoGo squeeZ are experimenting with larger portion sizes in more sophisticated flavours – from cranberry and açaí to sweet potato. These grab-and-go packs are designed for scoffing before the gym, in the car or at your desk – making them perfect for busy office workers and parents.

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