1. DIVE IN!
If you’re an open-water swimming fan, or are tempted to take the plunge, why not sign up for Swim Serpentine, taking place on September 16, 2017? New for this year, there’s a half-mile distance, which is perfect for first timers. For more seasonedopen-water swimmers, thereare one-mile and two-mileoptions, plus a ‘Super six’category, where you can enterfive races and swim a total ofsix miles! Entry costs from £25;swimserpentine.co.uk.
2. PERFECT YOUR GAME
Love a game of tennis in the summer? Brush upyour technique and stretch your muscles withsome yoga on the Annabel Croft Tennis HolidaysWellbeing Tennis Escape. Enjoy eight hours ofcoaching, additional complimentary court hire,three yoga sessions and resort spa and gym entry,plus a welcome meal on your arrival day. The next three-night Escape runs from June 8 to 11 in Portugals Algarve and cost from E689 per person B&B excluding flights and transfers; visit annabelcrofttennisholidays.com.
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Wearable technology is developing all thetime, and Fitbit’s new Alta HR is proofof this. It’s the world’s slimmest fitnesswristband with continuous heart ratemonitoring. The SmartTrack automaticexercise recognition function monitorsyour efforts during workouts, while newfunctions monitor your sleep qualityand help you improve your sleep. Thedevice also has call, text and calendarnotifications. £129.99; johnlewis.com.
We love Mello’s Watermelonand Canteloupe juices, andnow there’s new HoneydewMelon, too. Like its siblings,it’s 100 per cent natural,cold pressed and has no added sugars orpreservatives. Raw juices are a great wayof giving your body and skin a boost ofantioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and thisone boasts a whopping 124 per cent of yourRDA vitamin C. What a pleasant way to cleanseyour body, nourish your skin and promote ahealthy immune system! £2.49 from Waitrose.
5.GROW YOUR OWN
We’re itching to get planting, thanks to Seed Pantry’s brandnew monthly subscription service – the Grow Club DiscoveryBox. Perfect for anyone keen to produce fresh food and flowersat home, the box is delivered at the right time to plant, andcan even be used indoors and in smallurban spaces. Choose six things eachmonth from a wide list of seeds, bulbsand plants, to grow your own favouritefood and flowers (with easy-to-followgrow guides), or Seed Pantry cancompile the box for you. It costs £12.99monthly (first box is £6.49 – use thecode ‘igrowH&F’ at checkout); visitseedpantry.co.uk.
6. GET FIT THE FC WAY
We’re excited about FrenchConnection FIT – the newactivewear range from thehigh street favourite thatoozes understated cool andis perfect for workouts andbeyond. T he clothing catersfor all your active needs, withgear for everyone fromyogis to runners, and it’sreassuringly technical, withmust-have moisture-wicking,stretch and more. Pricesrange from £20 to £70 andyou’ll find the gear inLondon’s Oxford St branch orat frenchconnection.com.
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