(fitness) The Monday review: Sweat, smiles and pure SASS at dance class FitBEAT

(fitness) The Monday review: Sweat, smiles and pure SASS at dance class FitBEAT

The #MiniMondayReview is a bite-sized, emoji-based fitness class review featured on our Instagram.

On the Detox|Retox blog we have a bit more room to give you the low down on the who/what/wear too.

This week = FitBEAT, an empowering and uplifting dance class in the dark that left us sweating and smiling in equal measure (and feeling like Beyonce for days afterwards).

(health) How to sleep your way to the top: Arianna Huffington on the power of the work time nap

(health) How to sleep your way to the top: Arianna Huffington on the power of the work time nap

Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington is a walking, talking, snoozing definition of success.

And what's her (super simple) secret? Sleep. And lots of it. 

In an extract from her latest book 'The Sleep Revolution, Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time' the businesswoman and author celebrates the catnap...

(retox) Daytime drinking: How to booze your head off without getting arrested/fired/the Facebook fear

(retox) Daytime drinking: How to booze your head off without getting arrested/fired/the Facebook fear

A daytime boozing session should be treated as a marathon, not a sprint, the goal being to create and maintain a nice buzz without ever tipping over into Sidebar of Shame territory. 

Ahead of the summer silly season here are eight tips for daytime drinkers, as tested at the Cheltenham races this week.

(fitness) What you REALLY need to wear for a mud run: The girl’s guide to surviving the slime at the toughest mud events

(fitness) What you REALLY need to wear for a mud run: The girl’s guide to surviving the slime at the toughest mud events

48 hours after completing my first mud run the shock has subsided but my legs are 50% bruises, I can still smell the metallic tang of the sludge after three showers, and I’m yet to decide whether I actually enjoyed it.

BUT there’s no doubt that having the right kit made it more bearable. So for any mud run virgins considering taking on a similar challenge here are my five mud run must-haves as tried and tested at The Nuts Challenge... 

(style) The Topshop top that stole the show at our Soho House event

(style) The Topshop top that stole the show at our Soho House event

The balloon-sleeved sweater caused a real stir at our Healthy Hedonist event at High Road House this week. 

I wore it with cropped jeans and red lips, but it works equally well with Lycra or skinnies, the flamingo pink is bang on trend AND it costs less than £50, so all-in-all, a brilliant spring buy for the Detox|Retox rail. 

(health) We're all nuts for nut butters... but which ones give you the healthiest bang for your Wholefoods buck?

(health) We're all nuts for nut butters... but which ones give you the healthiest bang for your Wholefoods buck?

I'm aware that having too many nut butters to choose from is an ultimate #firstworldproblem - but for those us of partial to a bit of Pip & Nut at snack time I think it is actually VERY interesting to know which kernels deliver the most protein, least fat and biggest vitamin and mineral boosts to our diet.

 Here Sally Norton, NHS weight loss consultant surgeon, UK health expert and founder of  www.vavistalife.com explains why she thinks nuts are the nuts and gives us the low-down on the best butters for the job.

(read) Change Your Life In 7 Days: Turn Blue Monday into ‘New’ Monday with Paul McKenna’s mind-blowing book

(read) Change Your Life In 7 Days: Turn Blue Monday into ‘New’ Monday with Paul McKenna’s mind-blowing book

Spiritual reads, new age, new you, woo woo… the self-improvement sector has lots of labels and since finding this book in an Oxfam book store just over three years ago (or did it find me?!) I’ve become a card-carrying member of the self-help tribe, devouring everything from soothing Louise Hay affirmations to Quantum Theory tomes in my quest for a bit more peace and self-awareness. 

Change Your Life In 7 Days is the first book in the Detox|Retox Reads series: posts on books, articles and blogs that I have loved/am loving and that have somehow made a positive change to my life.

(health) Are you ready to do a Juice Cleanse? How about a Beyonce-inspired fast? Six things you need to know before giving up solids

(health) Are you ready to do a Juice Cleanse? How about a Beyonce-inspired fast? Six things you need to know before giving up solids

Jeans a bit tight? Skin a tad grey? Energy levels in need of a boost?

The holidays were FUN fun fun, but now it's time to embrace a new year and face the fact that enjoying daily cheeseboards and eating chocolate for breakfast is not ok anymore.

If you have some spare cash and a bit of willpower then Juice Cleanses are considered easy ways to kickstart a detox or healthy eating plan. But are they worth the effort?

(spirit) The small shifts that will make a big difference in 2017: Join us for a mini makeover c/o thirty days of free online yoga with Yogaia.com

(spirit) The small shifts that will make a big difference in 2017: Join us for a mini makeover c/o thirty days of free online yoga with Yogaia.com

I've been playing around with yoga website Yogaia.com throughout December, using the online yoga and meditation classes to keep up my newfound practice on the road during festive family travels.

This January I'm excited to collaborate with them on 'The Year Of You' programme, a 'detox' plan designed to help declutter our lives and replace bad habits with healthy ones.

And Detox|Retox readers can join in for free with thirty days free access to the site and all its inspiring content...

(retox) From Mezcal mixes to a naughty twist on Kate Moss's fave... the drinks trends causing a stir this season

(retox) From Mezcal mixes to a naughty twist on Kate Moss's fave... the drinks trends causing a stir this season

When movers and shakers in the cocktail world want to know what’s hot in drinks they look to Simone Caporale.

The maestro mixologist is the man behind most of London's latest cocktail trends and here we share three of his sexiest seasonal serves, guaranteed to impress the Christmas party guests.

(health) The Lemon Detox: How giving up solids can help you raise money for charity AND look like Beyonce this January

(health) The Lemon Detox: How giving up solids can help you raise money for charity AND look like Beyonce this January

For those of you with willpower, cleansing is a quick way to lose a few pounds and help your body recover after all that Christmas craziness.

And if Juice Cleanses are a little out of your budget, how about some good old-fashioned fasting to help drop the pounds?

You can even make a difference at the same time as dropping some pounds with the Lemon Detox feel-good #fastingforgood charity initiative - a four-day sponsored fast that will help you look and feel just like Beyonce (maybe)?

(food) Hello Fresh: The veggie verdict! Food delivery service tried and tested in the Detox|Retox kitchen

(food) Hello Fresh: The veggie verdict! Food delivery service tried and tested in the Detox|Retox kitchen

There's no doubt they make life easier after a long day at the office but food boxes aren't cheap, so are they worth the money?

And now we're turning into a nation of gourmets, do the recipes live up to the high culinary standards of the UK's wannabe Masterchefs?

We put the Hello Fresh service to the test at the Detox|Retox home this week, at the hands of one passionate cook (the vegetarian husband) and one basic kitchen disaster (Toni). 

Here's how we got on...

(style) The Little Brexit Dress: Save cash and STILL kill it this Christmas by updating an old LBD with tips from our favourite fashion pros

(style) The Little Brexit Dress: Save cash and STILL kill it this Christmas by updating an old LBD with tips from our favourite fashion pros

Times are tight, but don’t let Boris and co. kill your Christmas buzz.

If you can’t afford to splash out on a load of new outfits then recycling a LBD is the easiest way to look polished at your parties, and these styling tips from our most fashionable friends will save you piles of cash to spend on other retox necessities. You know, like Ubers, Twinkles, Nurofen...

(pretox) Calm before Christmas: Gemma Arterton knows that the yoga mat is the best place to prep for the party season

(pretox) Calm before Christmas: Gemma Arterton knows that the yoga mat is the best place to prep for the party season

My ‘pretox’ efforts used to involve a panic LBD diet and laying off the mid-week wine a bit in an attempt to ready my liver for December. But it’s not just our bodies that need to be at their best at this hectic time.

Having spent a lot of energy trying to improve my work/life/party balance in 2016 I’m taking inspiration from super woman Gemma Arterton this year and hitting the yoga mat HARD right now in an attempt to maintain a bit of balance when Christmas party season arrives.

(spirit): #powertothepeaceful: How to stay spiritual in the face of Trump election

(spirit): #powertothepeaceful: How to stay spiritual in the face of Trump election

It’s easy to be spiritual when life is good. But what about when things don’t go so well? What happens when events seemingly out of our control - like Donald Trump becoming President - hit like bricks and leave us wondering what is wrong with the world? What do spiritual seekers hold onto then?

Some much-needed words of wisdom and positivity today from Gabby Bernstein, Marianne Williamson, The Numinous and more.

(friday five) Cultivate calm, praise yourself and stop chasing the work/life balance: Rules for life from a Happiness Consultant

(friday five) Cultivate calm, praise yourself and stop chasing the work/life balance: Rules for life from a Happiness Consultant

The Friday Five is five minutes of workable wisdom from our favourite mind, body and spirit experts to help ease you into the weekend with a bit of love and light.

This week Happiness Consultant and Change-Maker Samantha Clarke - aka the women with the best job title on the planet - gives us a mini guide to improving life (and a bit of tough love).

(fitness) Mini Monday Review: Downward Dogs, Donna Summer and devilish 'superfood' cocktails at Disco Yoga

(fitness) Mini Monday Review: Downward Dogs, Donna Summer and devilish 'superfood' cocktails at Disco Yoga

The #MiniMondayReview is a bite-sized, emoji-based class review featured on our Instagram every other week. 

Here on the Detox|Retox blog we have a bit more room to give you the low down on the who/what/wear too.

This week = Disco Yoga, a fun, Vinyasa flow yoga class to a disco soundtrack, usually held in a bar/club and followed by a superfood cocktail.

(style) In her locker: Fitness model Elle Liberachi can't live without Italian leggings and British beetroot

(style) In her locker: Fitness model Elle Liberachi can't live without Italian leggings and British beetroot

As the face and body of hot new fitness and nutrition app PerfecTone, British model Elle Liberachi spends more time than most of us in the gym. 

Her Instagram page and lifestyle blog seabyelle.com are pure healthy living inspo and here she shares her three fitness must-haves..