Just Keep Moving
Let’s be honest — the last thing all of us are thinking about between all the family meet-ups and festive feasts is squeezing in a workout. So, instead of worrying about dedicating holiday time to hit the gym or ensure your decisions are health motivated, we’ve put together some ideas to keep moving in fun (relaxation-friendly) ways this festive season, as well as incorporate some healthy treats.
Keeping active and staying committed to your wellness journey doesn’t have to be a separate part of your holiday activities. Not only can you incorporate an occasional sweat session into your daily plans, but you can also do fun activities that double as workouts — think playing a game of volleyball on the beach with your family, going dancing on a night out, swimming at the beach or taking a scenic morning hike.
Dressing in comfortable, movable clothes also makes it much easier to transition from one activity to the next during a day out with your friends or family. These local brands have amazing multi-functional pieces that will help you stay active and comfortable this summer.
Me and the Sea
Swimwear has a reputation for not necessarily being the most functional piece of clothing — but Me and the Sea's Land2Sea costumes promise more. The Land2Sea collection is multi-functional, taking you from being active on land to having fun in the water with no need for changing! These functional pieces are not only strikingly unique, but their fabric is also highly breathable, moisture-wicking, fast-drying, chlorine resistant and UPF 50+. That volleyball game won’t know what hit it!
Koko Active is a luxurious activewear brand made by women, for women. This stylish sports brand places emphasis on quality, fit, and innovation as well as beautiful, feminine designs that stand out in a crowd. Their colourful leggings and shorts are made from hard-wearing, quick-drying fabrics, and include supportive high waistbands, so you can literally wear them to do anything!
Lara Fay Activewear
As a keen sportswoman herself — having competed in countless cycling and running races — Lara Tennant knew exactly the kind of activewear she was looking for when she started her own brand in 2019. Each of Lara Fay’s pieces, which includes everything from sports bras to headbands, are highly-technical, suited to multi-tasking and beautiful to wear — perfect for an active summer.
Noa & Co
Before you ask where supplements fit into your festive lifestyle, don’t forget that staying active is just as much about what you put in your body as how you use it! Noa & Co’s natural supplements are carefully crafted (and super tasty), plant-based and family-friendly — enabling you to prioritise getting the highest-quality ingredients during a chaotic period where veggies might get lost amidst endless cakes and treats.
If snacking is your thing but you’re worried about picking up one too many mince pies, consider stuffing your pantry with tasty treats that are kinder to your body and the environment. Blooming Goods’ sunflower butters are the latest alternative to nut butters that have revolutionised the snacking game — we can’t get enough! And, if you’re lucky, you just might get to taste one of their Christmas themed butters before they’re sold out…
Mesh & Bone
Last (but not least) on our festive health journey is skincare. Apart from the vital sun protection and hydration you’ll need, you can also supplement your skin health in other ways. Mesh & Bōne is a multi-use, natural skincare range — and they also know just how important improving skin health on the inside is. Their Vitamin C Multipurpose Skin Booster doubles as a facial exfoliator and a dietary supplement that can be added to your morning water, juice or smoothie.
Vitamin C Powder
From R 420.00
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