THE BAL­ANCED DIET The se­cret to a last­ing gor­geous body lies be­yond an ef­fec­tive work­out. Li Ying Lim finds that bal­ance in food and spa seren­ity can help.

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# IN SPO Ease into the healthy lifestyle with some in­spi­ra­tion. We like to fol­low both Sakara Life (@ sakar­al­ifenyc)

as well as The Detox Kitchen (@ thedetoxk­itchen) on In­sta­gram for de­li­cious bou­tique-style food and recipes. The Tap­ping So­lu­tion is also an in­cred­i­ble eye- opener. Find out more about the Chi­nese acu­pres­sure move­ment that has taken the world of Western medicine by storm, ul­ti­mately gain­ing mo­men­tum with a film that re­ally talks about its abil­ity to clear

block­age in both body and mind. HEALTHY

STYLE Who said va­ca­tions will

throw di­ets hay­wire? Travel in style and good health with Penin­sula

Ho­tels, fea­tur­ing Chef Flo­rian Trento’s

re­vamped menu, Nat­u­rally Penin­sula. Health- con­scious and cre­ative, there are also gluten-free, ve­gan, and veg­e­tar­ian op­tions, all of which tease the palate.

Ex­er­cis­ing has al­ways been a no-brainer when it comes to achiev­ing a svelte sil­hou­ette, but did you know that work­ing out your in­ner bal­ance is also im­per­a­tive for keep­ing energy high and fat lev­els low? Firstly, keep tox­ins at bay. While in­frared saunas help, opt for a cabin that also comes with chro­mother­apy light­ing, which helps to “ad­just body vi­bra­tions to fre­quen­cies that re­sult in health and har­mony”. For ex­am­ple, the red light ac­ti­vates the cir­cu­la­tory and ner­vous sys­tems, while the pink light strength­ens veins and ar­ter­ies. In­di­ges­tion and stress can be re­duced with yel­low light, and the green light acts as a nerve re­lax­ant.

Two to three 30- or 40-minute ses­sions per week – cur­rently ex­clu­sive to Sweat Spa BSC – would not be com­plete with­out a di­etary swap (that won’t leave you feel­ing de­prived) so start shop­ping right. We love The Min­i­mal­ist Baker ( www.min­i­mal­ist­baker. com) for its de­li­cious desserts with just 10 or fewer in­gre­di­ents that are tasty yet guilt-free.

Mak­ing healthy choices has never been eas­ier with the launch of Purely B ( www.pure­lyb.com.my); here, find the best fit­ness and eat­ing-out des­ti­na­tions in ad­di­tion to tips and ex­pert ad­vice on stay­ing fit. Or down­load the Hap­pyFresh app to or­der the fresh­est gro­ceries – de­liv­ered within the hour, wher­ever you are. Dip­tyque Scented Col­ored Can­dle in Am­ber (RM369) for a quick calm­ing ses­sion at home

The Or­chard Well­ness & Health Re­sort

ECO BLISS Cur­rently the world’s only well­ness re­sort lo­cated in a trop­i­cal fruit farm, The Or­chard Well­ness & Health Re­sort helps you “re­lax, re­boot, and recharge”. Bio- Res­o­nance and InBody Health scans de­ter­mine a pro­gramme tai­lored to your needs, start­ing with some crisp, fresh air – imag­ine 110 acres of green­ery with over 400 types of or­ganic fruits. Apart from the gym, yoga, jog­ging, trekking, and box­ing, get in shape with fun yet strength­en­ing

aqua aer­o­bics. Then, a wealth of spa treats awaits. Sink into an aro­mather­a­py­in­fused Jacuzzi, soothe your senses in the steam room, and dis­cover the detox­i­fy­ing

prow­ess of a Far In­frared sauna. Try the body scrub of re­fresh­ing pa­paya and

pineap­ple, fol­lowed by an in­vig­o­rat­ing Ba­li­nese mas­sage. www.or­chard­well­ness.com Black bean and beet

veg­gie burger

BLACK BEAN AND BEET VEG­GIE BURGER BY BOLD BON­NIE

Makes around three

In­gre­di­ents 226 grammes beet root, roasted

1/ 2 cup cooked wild rice 1/ 2 cup cooked buck­wheat groats 1/ 2 yel­low onion, diced 2 cloves gar­lic, minced 1 ta­ble­spoon cider vine­gar

1/4 cup oat flour 240 grammes cooked black beans

1/ 2 ta­ble­spoon co­conut oil 1/ 2 ta­ble­spoon smoked pa­prika 1/ 2 tea­spoon brown mus­tard

1/ 2 tea­spoon cumin a tea­spoon finely chopped co­rian­der 1/4 tea­spoon dried thyme

Salt and pep­per 3 whole­meal ham­burger buns

(or buns of your choice) “We make health­ier ver­sions of clas­sic ‘ junk’ foods, but also ap­ply a holis­tic

ap­proach to the main meals,” says co-founder Jes­sica Liew of Bold Bon­nie. “This is a favourite recipe we swear by to stave crav­ings, or when bikini

sea­son ap­proaches.”

The Penin­sula Ho­tel Bangkok

Neal’s Yard Reme­dies Or­ganic Vir­gin Co­conut Oil can be ingested or ap­plied top­i­cally for great health ben­e­fits

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Sis­ley Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30/ PA+++, RM430

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