DO YOU SPEAK WELL­NESS? Sorgum. Slack­line. Say what?!

Flum­moxed by the bizarre chat from the clean­liv­ing brigade down at the gym? We’ve de­coded the health speak so you can sort your sorghum from your slack­line

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Just as you got your head round the dif­fer­ence be­tween Bikram and Vinyasa, sud­denly ev­ery­one’s bang­ing on about the ben­e­fits of Nauli – and you’re pretty sure they don’t mean the hot new Span­ish barista in your lo­cal Star­bucks. But in a world where ev­ery month sees a new su­per-grain sprout up, and work­out trends move faster than Usain Bolt (and, by the way, Bri­anna Lys­ton is the new Bolt), keep­ing up with well­ness talk can be tough. Luck­ily, we’ve com­piled a handy guide to the new buzz­words – and ex­actly how to use them. You can thank us with a turmeric latte later.

Al­gae fats

WHAT IT MEANS OK, so this isn’t the green slime you’d find in your par­ents’ gar­den pond. But its oil con­tains DHA, which ac­counts for 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. And they re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and help re­duce the risk of chronic ill­nesses like heart dis­eases, can­cer and arthri­tis. Note: take it as a sup­ple­ment, and don’t buy it from your lo­cal gar­den cen­tre.

BLUFF IT “Oh, you’re still tak­ing fish oil cap­sules? Bless. I keep my joints in shape with al­gae.”

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