We all want that healthy and fit lifestyle where our bodies feel amazing and we look even more amazing, however the UAE’s work hard/play hard ethos can make it difficult hitting those #healthgoals… but luckily we’ve discovered some easy hacks.
OK, so while there is no easy way to achieving optimum health and fitness these health hacks can certainly help steer you in the right directions… #EWGetsFit
Get Your Superfood & Antioxidant Boost In One Hit
How: Berryfect is a premium berry powder, made from the bilberry, which are basically blueberries grown under the Northern Light. They have powerful antioxidants, which are well-known for their anti-ageing and immune system benefits. Berryfect comes in individual sachets, which can be added to shakes, smoothies, porridge, dressings, dips and in baking. One 3g serving is the equivalent of 30g of fresh berries.
Berryfect pack. Dhs69, bilberry.ae
Make A Nutrient-Packed Breakfast When Time Poor
How: Get some morning balls in you. Do you always plan to have wake up and make a delicious, healthy smoothie then realise you’ve overslept and head to work empty handed? Enter the smoothie bomb – superfood balls which can be eaten as-is or crumbled into your cereal or added to a blender with a choice of milk, coconut water and fruit for a nutrient packed smoothie. The balls are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, iron and fibre.
Smoothie Bombs, Dhs69, available Detox Delight shop in Gold & Diamond Park, Greenheart Organic Farms Shop or can be delivered by calling Health Angels at (052) 3978204, thesmoothiebombs.com
Go Vegan (Sort Of)
How: If you struggle with cutting out meat, fish, eggs and dairy you can go vegan through your spa treatments instead. CHI at Shangri-La Hotel Dubai now offer vegan spa treatments, using ingredients with no animal by-products or alcohol. Treatments include a coffee and lemon slimming treatment, which embraces your body using an Espresso Limon slimming oil. The potent and effective oil utilises coffee for its firming and detoxifying effects with an infusion of Italian lemon and Moroccan cinnamon to purify and tone the skin.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, (04) 4052441
Do Less Squats But Get Better Results
How: Squats work the hips, glutes, quads, and hamstrings, which means they are a beast of a workout. However, Slendertone Bottom helps you achieve the same results with less of the effort. A 30-minute session with Slendertone is as effective as doing 60 bottom toning leg lifts. Slendertone uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology and by stimulating the nerves it helps to tone and strengthen muscles, giving a firmer and more uplifted bottom in just four.
Slendertone bottom, Dhs1,200, Sun & Sand Sports, GoSports, basharacare.com
Get Health Food In A Click
How: Buying ‘clean and healthy’ foods used to mean trawling between malls to different specialists stores on top of your weekly food shop – seriously, who could be bothered? However, now there is no need to even leave your house thanks to earthfoods.ae that allows you to order organic, gluten-free and natural foods at the click of the mouse.
Be Stylish And Track Yourself
How: While there are many fitness monitors from the FitBit to the Polar watches but who wants to wear two watches? The Apple watch is ideal because not only does it monitor your calories burnt, steps walked and heart rate but it also allows you to track your workouts – even saving your daily results and updating you on your weekly efforts.
Apple watch, from Dhs1,199, apple.com
Order That ‘Naughty’ Takeaway Without The Guilt
How: Not only can your order a gluten-free and wholewheat thin crust pizza base, but you can also go vegan on the cheese, making it a super-healthy pizza at Freedom Pizza, especially if you opt for the superfood option. What’s more if you like to follow your pizza with a dessert the new range of vegan Coco Yogo, and also the banana compote treats, allow you have the fun without the massive calories.
Get Your Protein Hit Through Ice Cream
How: It sounds too good to be true, but Whey2Go is the first premium whey protein ice cream made and distributed in the UAE. Available in chocolate or vanilla and made from 100 per cent natural ingredients, Whey2Go protein ice cream tastes exactly like regular ice cream, but without the sugar and extra calories.
Whey2Go, available at Lifestyle Nutrition and whey2go.ae
Get In Shape In Just 30-Minutes (Really!)
How: Just 30 minutes of Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology training can give you a workout that’s 18 times more powerful than a traditional workout, working muscles faster and efficiently targeting areas of concern. It’s perfect for those who lack time to workout.
My 30-Minutes Workout sessions can be done at hoem or at the My 30-Minutes studio at Al Wasl Rd., Jumeirah 1, Dubai United Arab Emirates. Session start from Dhs250