Time to Work Out

Christmas has come and gone and for many of us, over indulging is all part of the festive season. Advent calendar chocolates, mince pies, mulled wine and the epic Christmas dinner – it’s no wonder we’re starting the New Year feeling a little sluggish.

But with stores full of healthy food options, new fitness wear and exercise equipment you can use at the gym or at home, The Mall is here to help get you feeling energised again!

Whether you’re a gym bunny, like to work out at home or prefer the great outdoors, you’re guaranteed to get active if you treat yourself to a new work out wardrobe.

Patterned leggings are still a top fitness fashion trend for 2017. Not only do they make exercising easier as they move with your curves, but the fun patterns are very eye catching – perfect for those New Year spin classes!

It’s also important to update your footwear to make sure you get the right support when you exercise. Running shoes are very different to classic trainers, so make sure you speak to a sales advisor to make sure you’re getting the right fit.

You might work up a sweat while you’re training, but you’ll also need to face the elements if you’re outside. Jackets and Gilets are a great way to protect yourself from the winter weather and are sold in a variety of stores in The Mall.

Now that you look the part, you can get going! Joining the gym is a great way to start the New Year (or dusting off your old membership card). But if you want to work out at home, you can pick up a selection of exercise equipment at Boots. From a simple pedometer to free weights, they’ve got everything you need.

To keep track of your exercise and make new goals, FitBit has also launched two new devices with the FitBit Flex and Fitbit Charge 2, offering even more features to monitor your heart rate, step count and guided breathing sessions.

Of course, it’s not all about exercise. What you put into your body is equally as important. Holland and Barrett have a fantastic range of healthy and tasty food options and vitamin supplements to get you looking and feeling great.

It’s not about making New Year’s Resolutions – it’s a lifestyle change and one for a better, healthier, you!