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.
# 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
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
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