Health

(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...

(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.

(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...

(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)?

(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.

(health) Why too much turkey is actually GOOD for you: Seven health benefits of embracing the Christmas holidays

(health) Why too much turkey is actually GOOD for you: Seven health benefits of embracing the Christmas holidays

Feeling like you've OD'd on the festivities?

Don't sweat it.

In fact, you can feel perfectly virtuous, because according to the health and wellness experts Christmas and New Year celebrations are actually good for us.

Here are seven reasons why...

(shopping) The DETOX Christmas gift guide: From mindful journals to blinging gym kit here are ten wellness-inspired ways to show you care

(shopping) The DETOX Christmas gift guide: From mindful journals to blinging gym kit here are ten wellness-inspired ways to show you care

After the December retox comes the January detox. It's inevitable (and anyone who has done the Christmas party season right is usually ready for it), but it doesn't have to be dull.

From statement legs to superfood subscriptions and stylish B&B stays, the Detox Gift Guide features ten wholesome present picks for your favourite fitties.