Looking for the best healthy things to do in London or beyond? Consider this your definitive guide.
Starting today we’re sharing the best fitness festivals, healthy brunch spots and wellness events of 2017. That’s because, you spend all week investing in yourself but struggle to find weekend activites as good for your health.
Though, don’t roll your eyes and think we’ll only feature protein cafes because we’re as keen as you to find the best Tequila bars in town.
The Women’s Health team believe that your kind of healthy is the best kind of healthy but if we can zap the stress from organising it – who wants to spend their time Googling ‘best healthy restaurants?’ – then we’ve done our job well.
Keep scrolling for where to get a little dirty and cultured on outdoor runs, how to unplug from the daily grind and the best pancakes places this spring.
Trust us, it’s the list you need.
FROM 1ST MARCH
This Primal Paleo Cafe and Pantry in Surrey is holding events throughout March, kicking off on the 1st with a Bloggers’ Brunch. If that’s not to your fancy there are also Make & Take Organic, Natural Deodarant & Face-Cream workshops, a weigh in on the Good Fats/Bad Fats Debate and a nutritional chat about the deal with Wheat.
The details: Primal Roost, 53 High Street, Bagshot.
Caving, Nidderdale, Yorkshire
It’s been tagged ‘yoga with traction’ by physiotherapist Beth Klink, thanks to the way it challenges your mobility, flexibility, strength and mental stamina, so why not give caving a go yourself and see what all the fuss is about. You’re guaranteed a full-body workout as you wade through waterways, climb up and down vertical passes and scramble over boulders during the half-day session underground at How Stean Gorge. £45 per person,
The jury is out on ‘clean eating’ but #cleandrinking, well that’s another matter. With the launch of a new organic vegetarian aperitivo menu – nom sharing boards, raw & unpasturised cheeses and activated nuts – at an all-natural wine bar, you can enjoy hipster gastronomy that’s not horrendous to the gut.
The details: The Hive of Vyner St, 286-290 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA. Served 5-10pm daily.
7TH – 12TH MARCH
An event championing women and girls? Count us in. Amongst discussion, performance and debate, female acheivements will be celebrated and matters of glass-ceilings and how to smash them will get explored. Re-charge confidence levels.
AcroYoga Masterclass – Xtend Barre London
Inspired by the bendy partner yogagrams splashed across your social at the moment? Learn their tricks in an AcroYoga masterclass held at Xtend Barre Marylebone Studios. Best booked in pairs to avoid face planting a stranger’s crotch.
Following the popularity of their previous sold out events The Rooted Project are back with ‘Diet and DNA’, presented by Cambridge University geneticist Dr Giles Yeo. Join for an evening of exploring how your genes influence your weight and health, investigate the reasons your brain controls your food choices and to a degree influences your eating behaviour.
The details: Diet and your DNA – The Rooted Project
Art on the Run, Livia Forest, Prestwich
Want a 5km run like no other you’ve experienced? Check out this offering from Wild Rumpus of a woodlands dash through beautiful scenery mixed with pop up fantastical art installations along the way. Get over the finish line and you’ll be greeted with musicians and some more art. Fitness, Culture and the outdoors, get your fix all in one jog.
The details: 11am, Saturday 1 April, £20.
2 – 4 JUNE
Where retreat meets festival, this is place to go if you have a desire to be wild and live well. Designed to create empowerment through mindful movement and nourishment from the inside out, this is a weekend to dip into yoga, dance and movement workshops in the woods. Find balance and return to the daily grind more energetic than when you left – can’t say that about most festivals.
The details: 2 – 4 June, Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens, Northampton.