Five of the best fitness classes in London (and the UK)

I spent December travelling around London and trying different exercise classes (and yet still managed to put on holiday weight). The following five were my favourite…

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Can sound baths wash away your stress?

A song can make you feel happy or sad, and affect the intensity of a gym session — but can sound alone have a healing effect? I explain this type of meditation and put different forms of sound baths in London to the test.

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The health craze that promises weight loss and great skin

Can subjecting yourself to extreme temperatures aid weight loss, improve skin condition, boost your immune system and help the body heal faster? Is cryotherapy good for you?

is cryotherapy good for you

Whether the temperature is high (like in an infrared sauna) or as low as -90C (like a cryotherapy chamber), exreme temperatues trigger reactions in the body, giving way to a whole host of benefits (apparently).

I tested out cryotherapy and, after researching all the claims, it didn’t live up to expectation at all. 

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How to make time for yourself and beat burnout

Making time for yourself is really important, so it is little wonder that the concept of self-love is becoming increasingly popular as we all try to avoid the dreaded ‘burnout’.

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It is preached about all over social media, with Google searches for ‘self-love quotes’ or ‘self-love Instagram captions’ becoming increasingly popular — but are we practicing what we preach?

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The hottest health craze in London (literally)

This week I tried an infrared sauna in London. It was my first time and I was terrified — I can’t last longer than five minutes in a normal sauna and infrared saunas claim to heat your body more effectively (up to three times as much), so even the thought of spending 45 minutes in one already had me hot and bothered.

Infrared sauna in London

If you don’t know much about how infrared saunas work, or what the health claims are, click here to have it all explained, then come back and discover what went down when I tried it out. (Skip to the end for my top three places with an infrared sauna in London).

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