Deep in the Tuscan countryside on the cypress fringed estate of La Badiola awaits L’Andana, a rustic yet elegant retreat with honey coloured walls and sundrenched terraces. An original Medici villa and summer sojourn for Leopold II of Lorraine, Great Duke of Tuscany, this Italian idyll, brought to fruition by chef and hotelier Alain Ducasse, is understated luxury at its best. Florentine silks flutter in the pine scented breeze whilst floors are inlaid with antique oak parquet; stone fireplaces grace the hotel’s 20 bedrooms, whilst the 13 individually designed suites are complete with Romanesque mosaic showers. Down in La Villa
Introducing the new hot drink around town – bone broth. Devotees claim this magical brew can help with everything from digestion and joint pain to better hair and nails. But is bone broth all it’s cracked up to be? WH investigates… WHAT IS IT? “Bone broth is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices,” says nutritional therapist Shani Shaker. The idea is to boil the bones long enough (think at least four hours) so that they begin to disintegrate and release all their nutrients. WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT?
Finally! We’ve located your willpower. It’s hiding in the frontal lobe and needs to be exercised like a muscle. Here’s how to tame that beast: FEED IT 24/7 The brain needs glucose to function, says Roy Baumeister, co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering The Greatest Human Strength. In fact, studies show people with steady glucose levels were more persistent at attempting an unsolvable task than those whose levels had declined. “Benefits last longer with glucose that’s from protein,” says Baumeister. Eat seaweed – it has as much protein as eggs, but no cholesterol. No need to forage at the beach either, try
Ivanka Trump attributes her 30-pound weight loss just six months after the birth of her second child to a low-carb diet and regular yoga and spinning workouts, she told Shape. Trump said she rarely watched her diet before becoming a mother, but began eating more carefully after her first pregnancy in 2011. "I ate like a teenager ," said Ivanka. "Carbs three meals a day, usually in the form of pizza or pasta. But when I was expecting Arabella, my attitude toward food changed, and I began thinking about nutrition in a whole new way." Yoga, Spinning and Pilates Keep
SHA is a dedicated wellness clinic founded to help guests dramatically improve their quality of life. The 93 suites are instantly relaxing and rejuvenating. The Metodo SHA, fusing ancient Eastern philosophies with revolutionary Western techniques, underwrites all programmes from Weight Loss and Detox to Executive Health and Sleep Well; each tailored to the individual’s needs. The healthy ageing unit addresses the ageing process and improves health using ultra-modern techniques. The aesthetic medicine unit uses innovative non-invasive methods. The extensive wellness facilities include the aqua-lab zone with therapeutic pools, physio-hydro massage beds, tepidarium and Dead Sea water floatarium. Herbal teas and
Khloé Kardashian Odom, aka Khloé in “Keeping up with Kardashians” was spotted going to a gym in Beverly Hills. Khloé is very curvy and has been working with her personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson to lose excess weight. Khloe Kardashian Workout Routine Her workouts are really intense and varied, with cardiovascular exercises, circuit training and Pilates. Recently, she lost 25 pounds in just 20 days We think her rapid weight loss can be attributed to her personal chef who prepares a low fat meal plan for her and the influence of her NBA basketball playing husband (now divorced) Lamar Odom. Sources say they
Autumn is a great time of year on the wet coast–ahem, west coast–to try out waterproof hiking shoes. These ones, from Ahnu, are the athletic-inspired Sugarpine Waterproof Low Profile Hikers. As usual, Ahnu has done a great job on this line, offering both style and performance for the trail enthusiast. The Sugarpine Low Profile Hikers’ waterproof-breathable technology keeps your feet dry, while the Vibram® rubber outsole offers superior traction on wet and dry surfaces. Ahnu uses a technology they call Numentum™ Hike technology to provide neutral positioning and they pair it with a double lasted EVA mid-sole construction for a
Who doesn’t love a hoodie? You can bundle up in one at home, use it as an extra layer during an outdoor workout, or cover up in one after leaving a yoga class. With so many practical uses, hoodies are perfect for gift giving; let’s be real, you can never have — or give! — too many of them! LORI ZIP UP JACKET (without a hood) I find that without a hood is even better to layer in the cooler winter months. Threads for Thought Active, is their new sustainable performance-wear. Made with a recycled polyester/spandex blend and brushed on
For those that have just started running, whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds or you’re keen on running more competitively, a race is a great first challenge to really test your endurance skills. If you’re a fully fledged marathon runner, 10k is a nice distance to keep yourself in peak physical condition during those winter months and is a fantastic platform to start improving your long-distance times. Because of this, the 10k running race is one of the most popular events in the jogging community. But, there are so many of them now a days, you pick which one
There are a lot of types of workout apparel out there, but these days, it seems like the comfiest and cutest stuff falls into the legging category . Are we right, or are we right? But whether you agree with us or not, let us introduce you to a new super-cute line we just discovered by KiraGrace. They recently sent us an outfit to try from this new “Warrior Tough Cut”, yoga line and, well, just see what we thought of it…squeal! Warrior Tough Cut Yoga Legging I know, I know. You have a million pairs of leggings .