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The Premier League Will Play With a Special Nike Merlin Football in 2019-2020
 

Continuing its facilitation of a faster style of play, Nike releases an exclusive Merlin football for the 20th anniversary of its partnership with the Premier League.

The 2019-20 football is the first version of the Nike Merlin that is produced solely for the Premier League. The distinctive modular graphic, adorned with vibrant colors, is inspired by the dynamism of the league and its vibrant fan culture.

“We wanted to design a ball that specifically illustrated the traits of Premier League football,” says Kieran Ronan, Nike GM of Global Equipment. “A ball that felt hyper-technical and precise in nature, but also inspired by this English culture of living and breathing Premier League football.”

The ball is designed to give players an extra edge through construction that builds off the features of the previous Merlin model:

•    It is comprised of four fuse-welded panels that create a bigger "sweet spot;" this enables greater range and accuracy.
•    Nike Aerowtrack grooves on the ball ensure a more consistent flight path.
•    Urban Grip, an updated version of Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, allows for increased traction on all surfaces and in any weather.

The 2019-20 Premier League Nike Merlin Football will be available July 4 on nike.com.

 
Canyon invites you to #RideYourWorkout in time for Summer with its Fitness range
 

Canyon launches three new workouts as part of its “Ride Your Workout” campaign. This summer, you can enjoy the great outdoors and give yourself a complete body workout with Canyon’s Fitness bikes, designed for on and off-road adventures.

The range of hybrid bikes have been designed to take you from your door to desk across all terrains: no specialist equipment or cycling clothing needed. 

“With summer around the corner, people are keen to incorporate an outdoor workout into their fitness regimes, and these three workouts are a great way to work out different parts of your body,” commented Kim Hartwell, PT expert. “Cycling is a complete body workout. It’s not just about having really strong legs: you can work every area of your body while having a cardio workout at the same time. The physical and mental benefits of cycling and being outdoors are huge, and it’s easy to make cycling an integral part of your regular workout with one of Canyon’s bikes.”

Canyon’s Fitness bikes are the perfect addition to a varied and versatile fitness regime, or simply as a great way of getting out and about. The Roadlite (tarmac) and Pathlite (all-terrain) hybrid bikes make cycling easy and accessible, whether you’re on the commute to or from work, or getting out and about off-road at the weekends. 

“Our Fitness portfolio has been designed to combine high-level Canyon road and off-road performance and technical capabilities with outstanding comfort and versatility,” commented Thorsten Lewandowski, Global Communications Manager at Canyon. “The Roadlite is more accessible for riders on the lookout for a fast alternative to a drop handlebar road set-up, while the Pathlite offers a comfortable and cushioned all-terrain experience thanks to mountain bike components.”

The top of the range carbon Roadlite CF packs an array of innovative integrated components, including a head-turning carbon cockpit, and was awarded Red Dot’s Best of the Best before it was officially launched. At a lower price point, the Roadlite AL SL occupies the mid-range between the Roadlite CF and Roadlite AL. Distinguished by clean lines, an advanced lightweight aluminium construction and modern features like thru axles for better handling and control, the Roadlite AL SL expands on the success of the Roadlite AL to offer more choice.

Anyone wanting to shake up their routine will find the perfect riding partner in the Pathlite AL SL. A hybrid bike to take off the beaten track, it features gravel tyres, 75mm air suspension forks and proven mountain bike components to enable smoother access to spots you just can’t get to on the road. 

Women’s versions of all the models are also available for female riders (designated WMN).  All of the models share a from-the-ground-up design to feature innovative technologies and ride-enhancing features.

All of the Fitness bikes are available at www.canyon.com/en-gb/fitness-bikes/

About Canyon Bicycles GmbH

What started life in founder Roman Arnold’s garage as Radsport Arnold has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of road, mountain, triathlon, fitness, urban and kids’ bikes as well as modern e-mountain bikes. Officially renamed in 2002, Canyon works hand-in-hand with the best athletes on the planet to produce an array of award-winning bikes that embody a pure passion for riding.

With a strong reputation for true innovation, implementing leading technologies, clean and clear design as well as the highest standards in quality and service, Canyon continues to expand worldwide, selling more bikes outside of its native Germany than within since 2008. The company has won a number of Red Dot Design Awards since 2005. In 2017, the in-house designers were awarded Red Dot’s “Design Team of the Year 2017” as well as the highest-ranking Red Dot Award “Best of the Best” for it Inflite CF SLX and Roadlite CF models, while the Offspring children’s bikes were awarded “Design Award Winner”. In 2018 the Roadlite CF picked up a gold iF DESIGN AWARD in the sports/outdoor/bicycle category, further cementing its design appeal.

As a pioneering direct sales brand, Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com.

 
New iPod touch delivers even greater performance
 

Apple have introduced the new iPod touch with enhancements to power, capability and communication at a remarkable price.

The Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip brings improved performance in games, and for the first time on iPod, immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences and Group FaceTime, making it easy to chat with family members, friends or colleagues simultaneously.

We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality, The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go.
— said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing

iPod touch comes in a new 256GB capacity, giving plenty of space to download music for offline listening through Apple Music or the iTunes Store. With Apple Music, subscribers can access a catalogue of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists, Beats 1 Radio and daily editorial selections from the world’s best music experts. Subscribers can create their own playlists, watch music videos, listen to exclusive Beats 1 shows from their favourite artists on demand and share music with their friends. Now available in over 100 countries, Apple Music offers the most comprehensive music experience ever.

iOS is the world’s largest gaming platform, and with three times faster graphics, games on the new iPod touch run even smoother and look even more beautiful. This fall gamers can look forward to Apple Arcade, a game subscription service with over 100 new and exclusive games with no ads or additional purchases, and the ability to download games for offline play. Apple Arcade is the perfect complement to the already enormously popular catalogue of free games on the App Store.

The new iPod touch also provides fun and productive AR experiences across gaming, education and web browsing. AR is even more engaging and immersive with the new capabilities of shared AR, persistent AR, which is tied to a specific location, and image detection, making it possible for the new iPod touch to magically bring to life 3D objects like toys and sculptures.

Pricing and Availability

  • The new iPod touch starts at £199 for the 32GB model, £299 for the 128GB model and £399 for the 256GB model from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). iPod touch is available in six finishes; space grey, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED. 

  • The new iPod touch models are available to order starting today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in AustraliaAustriaBelgiumCanadaCzech RepublicDenmarkFinlandFranceGermanyHong KongHungaryIrelandItalyJapanLuxembourgNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPolandPortugalSpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkey, the UAEUK and US

 
Apple watchOS 6, empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness, and gives access to dynamic new watch faces
 

Apple preview watchOS 6, which empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness, and gives access to dynamic new watch faces and the App Store directly on Apple Watch.

“Apple Watch has become an indispensable part of our customers’ everyday lives, from helping users stay connected to the people and information they care about, to inspiring them to live a better and more active day,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.” 

Health and Fitness

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The new Cycle Tracking app gives women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch.1 The daily log function enables the quick addition of information related to the menstrual cycle, including current period, flow, symptoms, results from ovulation prediction kits and other elements of fertility tracking. The new Cycle Tracking feature is also available in the Health app on iPhone with iOS 13.

Maintenance of hearing health positively impacts the quality of life and studies have shown that hearing loss has been associated with cognitive decline. With the optimal position of Apple Watch on the wrist, the Noise app helps users understand the sound levels in environments such as concerts and sporting events that could negatively impact hearing. As the sound levels change, the app’s decibel meter moves in real time. The watch can send a notification if the decibel level reaches 90 decibels, which can begin to impact hearing after four hours per week of exposure at this level, according to the World Health Organisation.

Customers are passionate about closing their Activity rings and the new Trends tab in the Activity app on iPhone now gives users a long-term view of their activity behaviour to help them understand their progress. At a glance, the tab shows whether the trends are up or down for key metrics such as active calories, exercise minutes, walking pace and others. If the last 90 days of activity shows a downward trend relative to the last 365 days, the Activity app offers coaching to help the user get back on track.

App Store and Apps

For the first time, watchOS 6 brings the App Store directly to Apple Watch. Users can easily install third-party apps, search for apps using Siri, dictation or Scribble and view app product pages designed for the watch screen right from the wrist. Developers can build Apple Watch-only apps, created to work independently on Apple Watch without an iOS app.

Additional watchOS 6 Updates

  • watchOS 6 introduces dynamic new watch faces and customisation options offering more personalisation and access to favourite apps, contacts and information. These include: Modular Compact, Solar, Gradient and Numerals faces.

  • New developer tools include an audio API to stream music, radio and podcasts, an API to give extended runtime to session-based tasks, such as physical therapy and meditation, and Core ML now uses the Apple Neural Engine on Apple Watch Series 4, enabling faster processing of on-device inputs.

  • The popular Voice Memos app is now available on Apple Watch.

  • Audiobooks purchased on Apple Books are now available to listen to directly from the new Audiobooks app on the watch.

  • The new Calculator app helps with tip calculations and splitting checks right from the wrist.

  • Siri search queries can display webpage results in full on Apple Watch.

  • Apple GymKit compatibility extends to manufacturers Octane Fitness, TRUE Fitness and Woodway, connecting Apple Watch to more cardio equipment in clubs around the world.

Privacy

All Apple Watch features are designed to protect user privacy. None of the audio or sounds in the environment are saved by the Noise app or sent to Apple — only the decibel level is sampled. The information from Apple Watch health features, including the new Cycle Tracking app, will be visible within the redesigned Health app on iOS 13. All data is encrypted on-device and if iCloud back up is selected by the user, data is encrypted in iCloud.

Summer Watch Bands

New colours of the Sport Band and Sport Loop in Canary Yellow, Dragon Fruit and Cornflower are available beginning today, along with a new Pride Edition Sport Loop with a donation being made to the following LGBTQ advocacy organisations: Encircle, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, ILGA, PFLAG, the National Center for Transgender Equality and The Trevor Project.

Pricing and Availability

  • The developer preview of watchOS 6 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today. New software features will be available this fall as a free software update for Apple Watch Series 1 or later paired with iPhone 6s or later running iOS 13 or later. For more information, visit apple.com/watchos-preview. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or on all devices.

  • New Apple Watch band colours are available to order on apple.com and in the Apple Store app, and will be available later this week at Apple Stores, as well as select Apple Authorised Resellers and carriers in the US and over 35 countries and regions.

 
Dwayne Johnson Introduces High Performance In-Ear Headphones to His Project Rock Line with Under Armour
 

In the Iron Paradise, focus is everything. Each rep is fuelled by concentration and the ability to shut out the outside noise. Each set is powered by the pounding rhythm of music in your ears. The pulse of the bass drives every motion. As you tune out the world, you can tune into your body’s movements.

Like Dwayne himself, every gym warrior deserves the gear to get into that headspace. Zone in and get amped.

I have been training with these Project Rock wireless earbuds for months, personally putting them to the test until they were perfect - because they’re only good for our audience once they are good for me. These earbuds have endured the toughest workouts on the planet and most importantly, I’m giving the customers quality options when it comes to delivering music in their ears as they earn their sweat equity.
— Dwayne Johnson

After passing the Iron Paradise test and receiving the stamp of approval from Dwayne, the highly anticipated Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones have been made available in partnership with Under Armour and JBL.

These state-of-the-art in-ear headphones were built for the grind. Made specifically to stay in place as you move, these buds are durable, sweat proof, and offer continuous play that lasts for five hours, meaning that they will never slow you down while you’re powering up.

The Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones are built to withstand any workout. Engineered with UA Storm technology, they’re sweat-proof and waterproof so they can work just as hard as you do.

UA TALKTHRU technology means you don’t have to take the headphones off to have a conversation. By simply pressing the brahma bull on the side, the noise-cancelling feature will commence, and external noises can be heard.

The UA Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones are available at UA.com, in UA Brand Houses and at select retailers.

 
Health concerns surrounding candles
 

By Monique Hart, founder of The Hart Spa

There is no doubt that we all love candles; whether its for a self-care evening at home, enjoying a long soak in the bath with the gorgeous aromas surrounding you, or if it’s for a gift for someone who needs a little TLC in their lives.

There is no doubt that we all love candles; whether its for a self-care evening at home, enjoying a long soak in the bath with the gorgeous aromas surrounding you, or if it’s for a gift for someone who needs a little TLC in their lives.

One of the questions we should be asking ourselves though is “do we know what our candles are made of?”

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A lot of candles on the market have essential oils but that does not mean they are all natural, which is why it is very important to know what you are buying as some use paraffin wax.

Candles that are made from paraffin wax can emit potentially hazardous chemicals which are carcinogenic – these are known to cause cancer in some people. Burning or melting paraffin wax can release numerous toxins in the environment.

Inhaling petrochemicals that are derived from paraffin wax can cause damage to the brain, lung and central nervous system, and can cause developmental difficulties. So, when we burn candles which are made from paraffin wax, we are releasing harmful toxins into our environment which then breath back in.

These findings have also been supported by environmental and pollutant experts. A candle that is not made of natural wax can cause greater damage than inhaling second-hand smoke from smoking.

Thinking about fragrances in a candle, synthetic fragrances found in many candles can disrupt the endocrine system affecting hormonal health and can trigger weight gain and set you to have potential health concerns decades later. 

Essential oils on the other hand, are made from organic oils and there is no danger from these as they remodulate themselves and work in a friendly way once inhaled in our body and have a therapeutic benefit to the nasal cavity.

It is very important for myself to create a product range that is 100% natural and benefits my clients and their mind, body and soul.

About The Monique Hart Range

The Monique Hart range uses only the purest botanical essential oils. We have two scents; Bonne Nuit (meaning good night) which is packed with essential oils to aid sleep and stress, and Joie de Vivre (meaning joy of living) which is packed with essential oils to assist with energy and happiness. The essential oils work there magic on the nasal cavities because when you inhale the oils, molecules enter the nasal cavity and trigger difference receptors.

Both collections harness the power of our precious homeopathic ingredients; Bleeding Heart, for happiness and stress.” 

For more information on the Monique Hart product range please see the website:

https://www.moniquehart.com/

 
With today being Women’s Health Day we feature some innovations that will revolutionise women’s health
 

The technology sector has made life easier in a number of ways, including when it comes to monitoring our health. In recognition of International Women’s Health Day, dating app Jaumo (www.jaumo.com) looked at the top Femtech (Female technology) innovations that have changed the lives of women globally.

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A true wonderbra

Bras could soon serve a purpose other than keeping up a woman’s cleavage. With cups that contain sensors monitoring thermal patterns across the breast tissue, the Eva bra is still in the early stages of development, but could play a vital role in screening for breast cancer. An accompanying app alerts the wearer to any abnormalities and advises on steps to take.

Curing premenstrual cramps

Women can now also alleviate menstrual clamp with a simple gadget that attaches itself to underwear. Livia is a small device that sends electrodes into the areas where menstrual cramp is present, providing instant relief while numbing the pain and discomfort.

Discreet pregnancy tests

Flushable and biodegradable pregnancy tests such as those offered by Lia give women more control over their fertility by allowing for discretion and privacy. The test is 99% accurate and works like a normal pregnancy test. The difference is that it can be easily flushed directly down the toilet after use, keeping the results discreet and personal.

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Making contraception a man’s business

Until now condoms have been the only method of male contraception, but this could change soon thanks to the Wärmeklammer, a new type of thermal contraceptive that clamps to and heats up the testicles, preventing sperm production.

This may not appeal to many men for obvious reasons, but the good news is that there are further contraceptive options under development for women. The American startup Aspivixhas come up with a less painful and more hygienic way to insert IUDs. A vacuum suction pad eliminates the need for sharp and intrusive devices when inserting IUDs into the cervix.

Smart tampons

Tampons can be used for more than just stemming the menstrual flow, as proven byNextGen Jane. A type of smart tampon that offers an alternative to invasive gynaecological examinations, it monitors menstrual waste so that users can gain a better understanding of their reproductive health.

Around 70% of women use tampons as part of their menstrual care routine, but sometimes it’s hard to know when a tampon needs changing. That’s where TrackMyFlow comes in, a device that alerts women when they need to change their tampon.

Watching baby

Expectant parents can now monitor their baby ultrasonically in 2D or 3D with Baby Scan. The app is not a replacement for medical scans, but rather offers a way for expectant parents to share ultrasound pictures with friends and family via the cloud.

Portable breast pumps

Mothers who want to ease the breastfeeding process can now benefit from Elvie, a portable breast pump that can easily be placed inside a bra and activated at any time to stimulate breast milk production. The pump bills itself as a silent device, claiming no tubes, no wires, no noise.

Links for download: Google Play Store and Apple Store

 
Could JAXJOX, be a leader in next generation fitness?
 

The disruptive newcomer to the burgeoning fitness technology space recently announced it’s long-anticipated launch of their smart Kettlebell-Connect .

So what actually is the JAXJOX KettlebellConnect?

I’m very excited to announce the launch of JAXJOX and our first ever product, the KettlebellConnect. Our proprietary innovation is truly the next generation of fitness, and I couldn’t be more pleased to be sharing it with the world, Our aim is to offer a fitness program and tools that are truly flexible with your lifestyle.
— JAXJOX Co-Founder and CEO, Stephen Owusu.

Put quite simply JAXJOX is a smart, adjustable kettlebell what looks like a single kettlebell is actually a sleek unit housing six different stackable weights, ranging from 12 to 42 pounds,

Users can change the weight increments of six pounds, in just 3 seconds.

KettlebellConnect tracks your movements using built-in motion sensors to measure your workout’s “integrity.” At the base is a screen where you select your desired weight

When paired with the companion app, which also features a catalog of workout content, you can see just how thorough your reps were, in short you can cheat yourself but you can’t cheat the system!

The JAXJOX platform uses data from the multi-patented KettlebellConnect for unparalleled insight into users’ unique, fluctuating Fitness iQ, tracking overall fitness level and improvement.

In addition to housing users’ Fitness iQ statistics, the JAXJOX app doubles as a content platform. Users are provided access to over 40+ personal workout videos, curated for the JAXJOX KettlebellConnect, with videos from top trainers added monthly.

JAXJOX KettlebellConnect is only $349 and allows up to nine users, with the aim to democratize fitness, and revolutionize the way all people exercise.

The KettlebellConnect’s advanced rechargeable cylinder lithium-ion battery offers 14 hours of use under a single charge.

 

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Feel the bass at the gym with the new Sony wireless headphones
 

Sony have announced two powerful additions to its audio range dedicated to delivering deep bass. Expanding the EXTRA BASSTM series, the SRS-XB402M wireless speaker and WH-XB900N wireless noise cancelling headphones, make it easier than ever for music lovers to enjoy their favourite tracks, wherever they are with powerful sound, and easy to use features.

Feel every beat with the SRS-XB402M

Whether you’re on your own or with friends, enjoy powerful, bass-filled sound with the XB402M EXTRA BASS™ speaker which enhances lower frequencies, making it perfect for listening to your favourite tunes. Get powerful sound pressure across a wider area thanks to angled speaker units with a hybrid material edge, which reduces distortion to enhance vocal clarity. Deep, resonant bass is achieved through the dual passive radiators, while the newly designed front grille enables more sound to escape for a clearer, more powerful listening experience.

With LIVE SOUND mode, cleverly angled speakers and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology sends your music to a wider area, giving you a three-dimensional sound experience, as if you were at a music festival or a concert venue. The speaker also features multi-colour line lights and a flashing strobe that syncs to the beat, creating a great party atmosphere.

It’s now even easier to get the party started with just the sound of your voice with Amazon Alexa built-in on the XB402M. Use your voice to ask for your favourite tune, change the volume and much more.

With Spotify Connect™[3] you can stream your playlists, favourite artists or podcasts through the XB402M in just a few easy steps. Simply connect the XB402M to your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Wi-Fi and the Spotify app to start listening to the things you love.

Carry your speaker around without worry thanks to the XB402M’s IP67 rating. This means that the speaker is waterproof and dustproof, so you can listen in the kitchen or even the bathroom without concern. Additionally, the XB402M is shockproof[4] and rustproof, so it’s durable enough to party anywhere. Party for as long as you want with up to 12 hours battery life[5]. BLUETOOTH® compatibility means that you can easily pair the speaker to your smartphone, tablet, PC and more.

Love the bass and lose the noise with the WH-XB900N

Hear the bass and nothing else with the new WH-XB900N wireless headphones thanks to Digital Noise Cancelling. Digital Noise Cancelling cuts out ambient noise so you can hear more detail in every track. For those situations where you need to hear your surroundings, the WH-XB900N headphones include a quick attention feature - simply touch the right earcup to quickly lower the volume of your music, enabling you to hear ambient sounds and conversations. Touch control lets you swipe the touchpad on the right earcup to play, pause, go back, skip songs and adjust the volume, making them perfect for use on the go.

The WH-XB900N headphones provide up to 30 hours[6] of music with wireless freedom, allowing bass-heads to immerse themselves in music, both day and night. The WH-XB900N headphones also have a quick charge function that provides up to one hour of wireless playback after just ten minutes of charging.

Your headphones are optimized for the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and your smartphone’s native assistantlike Siri, helping to provide a smarter, hands-free, voice-controlled experience.[7] Just tap a custom button and ask your preferred voice assistant to play your favourite tracks and more.

EXTRA BASS beats

Sony’s EXTRA BASS™ range is specifically designed to deliver powerful, deep and punchy enhanced bass response, making it ideal for fans of chart-topping music. You can enjoy Sony’s much-loved EXTRA BASSTM sound on its range of portable wireless speakers, headphones and high-power audio systems.

At CES 2019, Sony announced three new portable wireless speakers to the range with the XB32, XB22 and XB12 as well as the XB72 high power speaker. Most recently, Sony added the WH-XB700 headphones to its line-up. Available from April, these headphones include improved vocal clarity, voice assistant compatibility and wireless freedom with an impressive battery life of up to 30 hours.

Pricing and availability

  • The SRS-XB402M will be priced at approximately £250 / €279 Irish and available in July 2019.

  • The WH-XB900N will be available in blue and black and be priced at approximately £230 / €269 Irish. Available to purchase from July 2019.

For more information on the current EXTRA BASSTM range, please visit: https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/extra-bass-products

or more information, please contact sonysound@hopeandglorypr.com

[1]Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, inc. or its affiliates.

[2]Up to 30 hours battery life with noise cancellation on. Up to 35 hours with noise cancellation off.

[3] Services offered by Spotify may differ, depending on country or region. “Spotify Connect” is for the Premium users as of December 2018

[4]The system passes the drop test from 1.22m on plywood of 5cm thickness conforming to MIL-STD 810G Method 516.7-Shock

[5]When lighting is off in STANDARD sound mode and the volume is set to approximately half the maximum level. Actual performance may vary from the listed time due to the volume, songs played, surrounding temperature, and usage conditions.

[6]Up to 30 hours battery life with noise cancellation on. Up to 35 hours with noise cancellation off.

[7]Google is a trademark of Google LLC

 

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Oura Ring Expands Beyond Sleep, Launches Meditation Feature
 

Oura Ring, the most accurate, comfortable, and beautiful wearable available, released a new meditation feature today, Moment.

Moment offers on-demand tracking for meditation and other mindfulness practices. Moment uses resting heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) to track the impact of a session, two data points highly correlated with stress and heart health. Oura Ring users can now see precisely how meditation affects stress levels, sleep, and overall health.

“What I’ve appreciated the most about the Oura Ring is that simply wearing it is a powerful reminder of how important sleep is to my health. Now, with the Moment feature, I have a great reminder of my meditation practice, and one that will help me understand how I’m doing,” noted Jack Dorsey, Founder and CEO of Twitter and Square.

Moment builds on Oura Ring’s sleep tracking features, which provide users with information about their heart rate, HRV, body temperature, respiratory rate, and sleep stages. The app also provides analysis of optimal sleep schedules, sleep trends over time, readiness for peak mental and physical performance, and overall recovery.

The Oura Ring measures blood volume pulse directly from the palmar arteries of the finger with infrared LED sensors. Oura was deliberately designed as a ring (rather than a watch) because the arterial pulse at the finger delivers a significantly more accurate reading than what can be collected from the wrist. From that data, Oura’s algorithms calculate resting heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV). Armed with these personal data points, users can work toward decreasing stress and increasing heart health with personalized, easy to understand reports.

With an eye on HRV, Oura Ring users can understand how different meditation sessions affect them physiologically, informing the development of the most effective routine for their unique needs. The Moment feature compares users’ meditation heart rate and HRV to their nighttime baselines, providing a full picture of their state of rest.

“Oura is solving a universal problem of helping people to get enough quality sleep. Moment is a natural adjacency of the Oura Ring into the growing meditation space, I’m excited that companies like Oura are helping users understand the connection between body and mind,” said Michael Dell, Chair and CEO of Dell Technologies and MSD Capital, an investor in Oura.

Oura Ring is worn by well-known “biohackers” and longevity leaders including Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey and tech leaders like Digg founder Kevin Rose (both are investors in Oura). Other fans of the brand include professional athletes like Drew Brees, Kevin Love, Lance Armstrong, and Manu Ginobili, Olympic champions like Apolo Ohno, meditation leaders like Sam Harris, and wellness leaders like Actress Ali Landry and Boss Babe, Inc. co-founder Natalie Ellis.

“As a busy mom, I sometimes find myself caught up in the roller coaster of life. Oura Ring’s new Moment meditation tracking inspires me to commit to taking a few minutes out of the day just for me, to rest, recharge and connect with my body and mind,” said Ali Landry, actress and co-founder of RE/SHAPE.

Oura Ring is a market leader in the fast-growing wearable health tech market (projected at $22 billion by 2022) and with Moment is expanding further into the $4.2 trillion global wellness market. To date, Oura Rings have tracked over ten million nights of sleep for more than 75,000 users in more than 100 countries.

“As a society, we’ve become more distracted than ever and it’s wearing on our bodies and minds. Sleep and meditation are investments in our future self which helps bring more connection, awareness, and presence into our lives” said Oura CEO Harpreet Rai. “Moment is an exciting expansion of our services to help our users be better rested, more productive and ready to make the most of every day.”

 

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Could this be a revolutionary approach to meditating?
 

In Sanskrit, Sila means Nobel life and Atha means Now. The Silatha Journey is an opportunity to begin living your life now, with purpose and released from stress.

Silatha enables you to nurture inner peace with the custom-made offer of guided meditation combined with a tangible object. The newly launched app incorporates exclusive features and unique functions to support life-long change.

Key features:

  • Revolutionising meditation methods:

    Through scientifically proven techniques, Silatha connects it's meditations to a tangible object. This can be a gemstone, an item you always carry with you, or the beautiful Silatha jewellery. During the meditations you connect to your gem which serves as a reminder of your intention throughout the day. Choose your gemstone based on the intention that you desire to grow. The guided meditations, create new routines through embodied cognition.

  • Intention focused:

Choose from twelve meditation series, that have more than 300 goal oriented meditations, as well as silent meditations to push yourself even further.

  • Featuring known yogis:

    The Silatha Meditation App is created with well- known yogis, meditation teachers and psychologists. To support with topics such as: embracing grief, creating more self-love, clarity, emotional balance and much much more!

  • 21-Day Series:

The Silatha meditation series run for 21-days, the time span required to create and cement a new habit.

Enjoy the benefits of meditation:

Sleep easy: those who meditate have a 98% increase in melatonin levels, melatonin is one of the key ingredients for a deep slumber. Stress release: daily meditation practice is proven to reduce these stress levels by half. Meditation releases neutralising chemicals that have been scientifically proven to minimise stress and quieten mind chatter. Less stress also results in

reduced blood pressure and boosted immune system. Get smarter: meditation has been shown to increase emotional intelligence through the process of neuroplasticity. Reduce anxiety: after a mere 60 accumulative minutes of meditating, GABA (the chemical that makes you feel calm) increases by 27%. Improve concentration: as meditation enhanced control over default activity of the brain.

Silatha is the premium approach to meditation, that not only supports in making meditation a daily habit, it supports you in creating your best self.

 

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Accurately identify your fertility window with Ava's Fertility Tracker
 

Ava Science., have announced unprecedented insights from a newly published clinical study with its Ava Fertility Tracker.

The trial demonstrated that Ava detects significant, phase-based shifts in multiple physiological parameters throughout a woman's menstrual cycle to pinpoint her fertile window.

The wearable device is the only product available that collects data on changes in multiple signals across the menstrual cycle, analyses them with a novel, deep machine learning algorithm, and informs users daily if they are fertile. 

Launched in the US in July 2016, the Ava bracelet is now sold in 36 countries and has helped more than 20,000 women become pregnant, with over 50 new pregnancies reported each day. Studies for the clinical use of Ava were conducted at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland and additional studies are currently in progress. 

As presented in the peer-reviewed paper, JMIR, research involving over 200 women and more than 1,000 menstrual cycles found that changes in multiple physiological parameters during the menstrual cycle, collected simultaneously via the Ava sensor bracelet, can accurately identify the five most fertile days of a woman's cycle with 89% accuracy.   

While it has long been recognised that temperature rises slightly after ovulation, there is little awareness of phase-based shifts in resting heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, and perfusion. The publication shows that the impact of the menstrual cycle on a woman's body is much more complex than what had previously been assumed. 

Ava also plans publish results comparing its method with many of the popular period tracking methods that are based only on population statistics. In addition, while tracking basal body temperature or urine-based luteinizing hormone levels typically works better than most of the fertility tracking apps, many of these methods are often not as convenient, do not detect as many fertile days, or only inform the woman after she has ovulated and not before when she needs to act to become pregnant. 

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"For the first time, we are able to demonstrate that tracking several physiological parameters – not just temperature – is important for fertility tracking," explained Prof. Dr. Brigitte Leeners, the Principal Investigator of the study that was conducted at the University Hospital of Zurich. "Ava helps women learn about their fertility and enables individualised, real-time fertility detection that is easy to use." 

"Future studies to expand on this knowledge are already under way; the University Hospital of Zurichis conducting a new large cohort study with several sub-studies that will address topics such as irregular cycles and pregnancy complications," said Ava Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Maureen Cronin. "We are also working with several thought leaders to conduct studies in assisted reproduction and gestational hypertensive populations." 

For Ava's co-founder Lea von Bidder, securing publication for Ava's clinical trial results in the selective and well-respected publication, Journal of Medical Internet Research, demonstrates the company's long-standing commitment to clinical research on behalf of women: "Science is key to truly understand women's health. Ava's vision as a company is that we become a long-term companion for women, giving them scientific and data driven insights across all stages of their reproductive lives. This vision is a big part of why we published our results. Not only to demonstrate that our algorithm is accurate, but also to broaden the growing scientific knowledge base this technology is bringing to women's health."  

Ava was voted Best of Baby Tech at CES 2017, named a Women's Health "Editors' Choice" product and has been honored as the best Swiss startup in 2017 and 2018. For more information, visit www.avawomen.com

 

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The water filter that delivers the equivalent to purified bottled water into your home
 

ZeroWater is the only water filter brand that delivers the equivalent to purified bottled water into your home. Developed a pour-through system, with an aim to deliver the best filtration possible with their premium five-stage ion exchange technology, this filter removes virtually all total dissolved solids (TDS), a claim which no other filter can say.

ZeroWater is the only gravity-fed filtration system to match the TDS levels found in purified bottle water. This breakthrough filtration system from ZeroWater is certified by NSF International for the reduction of Lead and other heavy metals such as Chromium 3 & 6 and Mercury. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute have also revealed that ZeroWater removes more total contaminants from water than a regular Brita filter, making it a must have for all homes in the UK.

ZeroWater's 12-cup Ready-Pour™ pitcher is the first in its class that has a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that's still filtering. This means the reservoir can now be kept full, adding a full two cups' capacity to the existing 10-cup design. It also features a one-hand, pull and pour button spout for easy bottle filling.

The 12-cup Ready-Pour™ uses the patented ZeroWater filtration system, which combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your water. The result is great-tasting water, straight from the tap, and the only pour-through filter pitcher on the market that’s certified by the NSF to reduce lead.

ZeroWater's first layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy, removes the chlorine taste you are accustomed to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping, such as aluminium, lead, zinc, nitrates, and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other impurities and ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver a "000" reading on the included laboratory-grade Total Dissolved Solids meter.

About ZeroWater

  • NSF Certified to REDUCE LEAD

  • Removes 99.6% of all dissolved solids

  • Purest tasting drinking water

  • 12 cup capacity = 10 cup pitcher + 2 cups in reserve

  • Immediate pouring ability

  • One-hand "push to dispense" spout to fill any bottle or cup

  • Convenient space-saving design

  • Certified* to reduce Lead, Chromium, & Mercury

  • Premium 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system

  • Ion-Exchange system that removes virtually all dissolved solids in your water

  • The FDA requires the TDS level in PURIFIED bottled water to reach 000-010ppm. ZeroWater is the only filter in its class to achieve this level.

The ZeroWater 12 cup ready pour costs £39.99 from ZeroWater.co.uk

 

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Brits seek clarity from retailers
 

Research has found that a staggering 55% of UK consumers have unintentionally consumed food restricted from their diet, with the number one reason being that over two thirds (70%) of respondents have been served the wrong food as an error by the waiting staff in bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, 42% listed poor food labelling as the second most common reason for purchasing incorrect products. 

The study, commissioned by Spoon Guru, looked into the struggles of consumers throughout the UK that have food allergies, intolerances or lifestyle diets, and unveiled some shocking results.  

70% of shoppers with allergies or intolerances indicated that they struggle to identify the right food for their dietary needs (53% for vegans specifically). Additionally, the research found that those trying to reduce salt, fat or sugar intake were worst affected, with 55% saying they suffer the most from vague or non-existent ingredients labelling when trying to find the right products. 

While grocery shopping is a simple task for most, almost 16% of those surveyed find it daunting. The data found Brits over 60, who have some form of exclusion diet, struggle the most (23%) when shopping for foods online or at supermarkets. The research revealed those looking to remove Palm Oil have the greatest challenge when it comes to food discovery, with 22% finding it challenging to match products to their preferences.

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Markus Stripf, CEO and co-founder of Spoon Guru, commented: “With an increase of UK consumers adopting exclusion diets, whether due to medical reasons, intolerance or simply as a lifestyle choice, there is a clear need to make food discovery much more inclusive.”

“The study found there is astounding support (99%) for the idea that retailers should go above and beyond the current regulations to improve ingredient clarity, and the general feeling among UK consumers is for on-trade and off-trade retailers to take more accountability where food labelling is concerned.”

Stripf continued: “Interestingly, the data revealed that an overwhelming 83% of consumers believe that the use of technology will be a key enabler to solving the shortcomings surrounding food labelling transparency. While there are a lot of learnings and discussions to be had about how to make food discovery and shopping accessible, the great news is that more and more food businesses like restaurants and retailers are open to using smart technology as a platform to cater for people who have specific dietary requirements.”

 

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Size isn't everything
 

Solid Cologne UK was created for those who travel, as it’s made from wax it doesn’t need to be put into a clear bag whilst going through airport security. This also means it’s impossible to spill and you won’t use as much as only a little wax will help you smell great all day.

The cologne comes in a small convenient sleekly designed tin, however don’t be put off by it’s small statue, as we know size isn’t everything, it maybe small but this waxy cologne packs an almighty punch and will last for quite some time, so it is money well spent.

All the Solid colognes are made from the highest quality of natural ingredients including Beeswax, Shea butter & Jojoba oil. which all support and protect the skin.

The concentrated wax fragrances are portable, natural and moisturizing. It’s so easy to apply and handy too. Perfect for carrying in your pocket or gym bag and you can travel on aircraft with this range. Discreetly packaged, application is fast and easy. Whip it out in the office, on the bus or in a crowded club/bar.

The scents are subtle but refreshing leaving you with a noticeable clean and fresh feel which are identified within close proximity. The blend of various notes within the solid colognes tend to stay on the skin which allows the fragrance to evolve throughout the day while interacting with your body temperature.

Solid Cologne UK is Available in a range of scents including:

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Alexander - A sweet, rich and sophisticated scent. The cologne begins with fresh grapefruit, leading to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and jasmine. The woody base includes patchouli, oak moss and ambergris. A truly unforgettable cologne

Alexander costs £14.99 from Solidcologne.co.uk

Xavier - A refreshing, deep and strong cologne, perfect for those who are looking for a sweet yet seductive scent. Xavier consists of lemon with notes of lavender and patchouli which enhance the night floral backdrop of this fragrance. Base notes of vetiver and incense.

Xavier costs £14.99 from Solidcologne.co.uk

Magnus - A strong, clean and woody cologne. This stunning and elegant cologne is an instant hit from the go. The fragrance starts with a fresh, citrusy notes of grapefruit and lime.

Magnus costs £14.99 from Solidcologne.co.uk

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Sikander - The cologne has fresh and citrusy top notes, followed by warm and splcy middle notes including geranium, cinnamon and cloves. Base notes involves of sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood and musk

Sikander costs £17.99 from Solidcologne.co.uk

We highly recommend you try out one of these refreshing fragrances from the range as we for one are totally sold on this brand.

 

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Should I Stay or Should I go? The Cure for Procrastination
 

This question will sound familiar to many of us in different situations: Should I stay in the same job, house, country, marriage, relationship or should I move on? It could also be said that as a country, Brexit is a symbol for what happens when different parts of us want different things. How can we exit from this impasse, both as individuals and as a country when we face our toughest choices? 

Procrastination affects all of us at different times. In fact some of us may be seriously affected by an inability to decide and act. The Art of Decision Making by Joseph Bikart will transform will into action.

A decision scientist from the London School of Economics, quoted this astounding statistic: on average, we make 35,000 decisions each and every day. Twenty-four centuries ago, Aristotle elaborated a theory of decision making which he believed to be vital to our lives, however major or minor the decision may be, based on an analogy of reflection with principles such as deliberating slowly but acting swiftly and taking advice from more experienced people.

For the past 20 years Joseph Bikart, a senior lecturer at the London Business School and former procrastinator has advised leaders in corporate and public life on their communication and negotiations. Through his work with thousands of decision-makers, he has created decision therapy and the COSARC Pyramid, which helps us approach our choices with a greater sense of detachment to make the right decisions for our lives.

How we Move from Indecision to Smart Choices

By Joseph Bikart 

Hardback -- 9th July -- £16.99/$22.95

‘To be or not to be?’ Life’s eternal question. Bikart turns Shakespeare’s iconic words on their head and instead poses the more revealing question ‘what in me cannot decide?’

Drawing from philosophy, psychology, literature and theology, Joseph Bikart uses decades of experience as an advisor to leading companies around the world to explore how and why we make decisions and how to restore volition. In the words of Miles Davis, ‘It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note, it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.”

The book is broken into four parts and punctuated with short practical essays. Bikart presents a lively and compelling exploration of the process of decision making covering:

  1. Indecision, indecision: What makes us indecisive? What holds us back and why? The conflict between our heads and our hearts.

  2. Where Art Thou?: How and where we get stuck and the importance of relaxing one’s grip.

  3. The Momentum of Decisiveness: Keeping our focus and progressing us from will to action.

  4. The Deciding Mind: Making our smartest choices and the importance of perspective.

The book starts with the question: how can we, as human beings, become better decision-makers? And ends on a different question: how can we, as decision-makers, become better human beings? The Art of Decision Making presents a unique perspective on what to do at the proverbial fork in the road and Bikart’s philosophy is insightful, thought provoking, and potentially life-changing.

 

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Skincare essentials for Sun Awareness Week
 

Sun Awareness Week is on (13th – 19th May) and with holiday, or staycation, plans on your agenda it’s important to think about protecting your skin; before, during and after sun exposure.    

Sesderma AZELAC RU Liposomal Serum TRX £40.80, 30ml, www.sesderma.co.uk

Prolonged skin exposure under the sun can lead to a pigment change in the skin, which often appears in the form of sunspots. This clinically proven facial serum delivers brighter, more luminous skin while helping to control hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone. The active ingredient Tranexamic Acid TRX Booster System helps to reduce the appearance of UV induced melasma safely and effectively. It also contains other powerful active ingredients including; 4-Butylresorcinol, Azelaic Acid, Boldine Diacetyl, Niacinamide, Retinol and Vitamin C, which provide direct action on melanin producing skin cells and clarifies and reduces the intensity of spots, as well as helping to prevent the appearance of new ones.

KORRES Sunscreen Face-Body Emulsion Yoghurt, SPF 50 £22.00, Lookfantastic.com

Protect your skin from sun damage naturally with this water-resistant formula. The edible yogurt used in this product  provides a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins to increase the water content of the epidermis’ top layers and refresh the skin – helping to keep you feel cool as a cucumber, even in the hottest of climates. The organic extract of Active Aloe moisturises the skin and helps reduce the visible signs of ageing. Calendula and Chamomile oils present in the sunscreen also help to leave the skin feeling soft and supple.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide 500ml £28, Boots This velvety smooth, weightless, lotion, replenishes the moisture your skin needs. Apply to your entire body after a bath, or shower, to seal in moisture. This lotion makes the perfect after sun to help soothe your skin after a day in the sunshine and if you’re tight on luggage space you’ll be delighted to know this lotion can also be used as a make-up remover, daily moisturiser and after shave care.

Navigate the minefield of grooming essentials you need for when the sunshine hits, with the following wellbeing warriors - keeping you feeling fresh and revived throughout the warmer months…

Twist & Spritz (£10, The Fragrance Shop) allows you to transport your favourite aftershave in a travel-sized 8ml atomizer, which is perfect if you need a quick fragrance top up, to ensure you smell great all day long!

SheaMoisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Bath, Body & Massage Oil (£11.99, Boots). A refreshing oil that rejuvenates the skin with an invigorating scent. Simply pour into warm water to create a fragrant spa bath, or apply to skin to restore moisture and protect against environmental stressors. 

KORRES Sunscreen Face-Body Emulsion Yoghurt, SPF 50 (£22.00, Lookfantastic.com) - Protect your skin from sun damage naturally with this water-resistant formula. The edible yogurt used in this product  provides a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins to increase the water content of the epidermis’ top layers and refresh the skin – helping to keep you feel cool as a cucumber, even in the hottest of climates. 

DAYTOX Facial Tonic, (£10, Waitrose) - This mild, alcohol-free tonic toner supports the regeneration of the skin, while calming and moisturising sun-kissed skin. Hyaluron soothes the skin and plumps it from within. Vitamin B5 has also been added to boost the regeneration of the skin. The result is a smoother base for subsequent skincare.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide 500ml (£28, Boots) - Apply to your entire body after a bath, or shower, to seal in moisture. This lotion makes the perfect after sun to help soothe your skin after a day in the sunshine and if you’re tight on luggage space you’ll be delighted to know this lotion can also be used as a daily moisturiser and after shave care.

 

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Do You Suffer With Hay Fever Induced Bad Breath?
 

Dentist, bacteriologist and founder of The Breath Company, Dr Harold Katz  explains how hay fever can be surprisingly linked to bad breath and gives his top tips on how to minimise symptoms as the season continues

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How can Hay Fever induce bad breath?

Dr Katz says, “According to Allergy UK, Hay Fever affects 20% of the UK population and cases have trebled in the last 20 years. Hay Fever is most prevalent between the months of March and September, and whilst the condition itself doesn’t cause bad breath, Antihistamines used to treat it can dry the sinus area and slow the production of saliva causing dry mouth and bad breath.”

“Dry mouth can cause problems with taste, chewing, swallowing and speaking, and can increase the chance of developing halitosis, gingivitis and tooth decay because saliva helps keep harmful germs that cause cavities and other oral infections in check. A dry mouth provides a “delicious” environment for nasty microbes. Saliva is nature’s gift to us. It contains natural anti-microbials that protect us against many of these bacteria. They thrive and multiply in the warm dry recesses of the mouth. Once they have reproduced to such large numbers, even brushing and flossing may not be enough to completely eradicate them.“

“Unfortunately, once these microbes gain strength your immune system uses available sources to fight the invaders, thereby making us weaker to fight another onslaught of microbes, including cold and stomach viruses.  Less saliva means your body has less capacity to control bad-breath-related germs in your mouth which leads to a greater chance of developing bad breath.”

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“In addition, many people develop post-nasal drip because of their Hay Fever. Any nasal condition that increases mucus production has the potential to cause bad breath.  Mucus is made up of proteins that bacteria find delicious and when you have post-nasal drip, mucus drains down through your nasal passages and coats the back of the tongue and throat where bacteria lives.  This feeds the anaerobic bacteria at the back of the throat, which in turn emit foul aromas as a by-product of their digestion.”

Dr Katz’ tips to keep Hay Fever induced bad breath at bay…

  1. Stay hydrated – this won’t cure your Hay Fever, but it will help to make some of the symptoms including dry mouth more bearable and keep any Hay Fever induced bad breath in check. Staying hydrated is a key factor in keeping your mouth healthy so make sure you drink the recommended daily allowance of water to help manage this.

  2. Quit smoking – not only does this make your Hay Fever symptoms worse, but smoking dries out your mouth which leads to bad breath.

  3. Wash hair & skin regularly – doing this when arriving home on high pollen days will help to wash away pollen on your skin and hair and minimise the discomfort of symptoms. 

  4. Use a saline nasal wash – this will help to cleanse the nasal passages of irritating allergens.

  5. Use a dry mouth rinse – counteract dry mouth caused by anti-histamines by using an alcohol-free mouth rinse such as The Breath Company Dry Mouth Oral Rinse (500ml, £14.00, www.boots.com).  Specially formulated with natural salivary stimulants and enzymes, it helps to soothe and moisturise a dry mouth.


 

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Vaping Device That’s A Breath of Medicinal Air
 

For a while now there’s been plenty of debate over the health benefits of CBD, I for one as a long term user can vouch 100% for the benefits of its use in helping me get through most days.

My go to CBD has always been the syringe style where you drip a little under your tongue. For all it’s benefits of using it this way I have always struggled to handle the taste left behind after taking it, but the benefits have always outweighed that one negative. 

So when I was approached about the CalyFX Vape I couldn’t wait to try out this little pen. CalyFX has recently launched in the UK, following great success in the US where the brand originates, it comes in a range of six premium CBD vape pens designed to naturally elevate a healthy lifestyle.

CalyFX is available in two formats, a rechargeable Pen Battery + Cartridges.

The cartridges are sold separately from the rechargeable pen-shaped battery.  This means that you need only buy one pen-shaped battery and then buy one or more of the six different cartridges which are interchangeable.

And for someone who is sometimes technically inept it was remarkably easy to use. This vaping device is a breath of medicinal air. Small and discrete, easy to charge... and even easier to fill... gone are the days of pouring liquid. 

These lovely little miracles come with your choice of CBD in a pre-loaded capsule. Simply remove the lid and pop it on! Genius!

What grabbed me first and foremost was how much I loved the small design of this device... it fits in even the smallest of pocket.. and you can’t even see it in a closed hand. 

Vaping is a highly effective and efficient way to consume CBD. By taking the vapour into the lungs, it reaches the blood stream directly and is absorbed rapidly and effectively.

The CalyFX range comprises six custom blends. Each combines high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil with carefully balanced, 100% plant-based terpenes to bring about the desired lifestyle elevating effect. 

CalyFX Endurance: Specifically designed for instant, non-jittery energy and mood elevation. Can help to improve focus, concentration and physical performance. 

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CalyFX Relief: Brings respite from discomfort in seconds as CalyFx’s custom blend of terpenes and full-spectrum CBD distillate wash waves of relief over sore muscles.

CalyFX Social: Experience euphoria and energy all day long and into the evening as this blend can help lift your confidence and mood in the company of others.

CalyFX Shape: Designed to help you crush the cravings and low energy common with diets, this natural diet enhancer could also help elevate your mood and boost your energy.

CalyFX Sleep: Drift off into a deep and restful sleep and enjoy long-lasting relief from common causes of sleep-deprivation including tension and racing mind. 

CalyFX Sex: This can help increase intimacy and prolong arousal and is developed to enhance your sexual experience and release your inhibitions.

Clean and classy. 

I tried the Shape and Relief and I have to say it seemed to do the trick in what it said on the packaging. Shape kept hunger at bay for longer than normal and Relief although it did help my ailments I have to admit it didn’t keep it at bay as long as taking it direct from the syringe in my mouth.

CalyFX blends are 100% natural, pure and free from additional ingredients commonly found in less-good quality products. Prepared in California and independently lab-tested and verified, the range is of the highest integrity and notable for having:

No PG – propylene glycol

No VG – vegetable glycerine 

No MCT – medium chain triglycerides (made from processing coconut and palm kernel oils in a laboratory) 

100% full-spectrum CBD oil which includes other compounds of the cannabis plant and is considered more effective than CBD isolate (which exists without the compounds) 

100% plant-based terpenes (found in essential oils, they give aromas and flavours)

Pure CBD hemp oil with less than the minimum 0.2% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the main psychoactive part of the cannabis plant that gives an illegal ‘high’

The Rechargeable Pen Battery costs £15 and can be purchased direct from https://calyfx.co.uk/

Each 1ml Cartridge (available in six custom blends) costs £55

CalyFX Calypod Rechargeable Battery + Calypod Cartridge

The CalyFX Calypod cartridges are sold separately from the rectangular rechargeable Calypod battery.  You need only buy one Calypod battery and then buy one or more of the six different Calypod cartridges which are interchangeable.

The Rechargeable Rectangular Calypod Battery costs £15 

Each 0.5ml Calypod Cartridge (available in six custom blends) costs £40

 

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A pocket essential for carrying your favourite perfume or aftershave
 

We all have our signature fragrance that we turn to for special occasions, holidays, nights out, or simply to relive the wonderful memories it evokes. However, it can be a real pain carting around a 100ml bottle of your favourite scent, especially moving into the summer season when millions of Brit’s will be travelling, having the time of their lives at festivals, and attending a full calendar of weddings.

Thanks to Twist & Spritz, £10-£12, The Fragrance Shop (www.thefragranceshop.co.uk) you can now transport your much-loved perfume into a handy and chic 8ml atomizer, in a range of 18 gorgeous shades, with a high-shine metallic finish, and slim, sleek design.  For the fun-loving festival goer there are hero shades including purple, light pink, blue, green and red. For the discerning traveller, there are sophisticated precious metal inspired hues of polished silver, gold and trend led rose gold.

The little innovative device allows you to transport your favourite perfume in a travel-sized 8ml atomizer bottle, which is compact and stylish. The device is really easy to fill. You simply pop the bottom of the atomiser off, unscrew the very top of the perfume spray to expose the nozzle, place the bottom of the atomiser on the perfume and pump so that the perfume sprays up into the bottle. 

The perfect "your fragrance anytime, anywhere", the Twist & Spritz filling system makes it incredibly easy to fill from a wide range of bottles in just two steps.  Beauty addicts can simply remove the inner bottle from their Twist & Spritz, before placing the valve over the exposed nozzle of the fragrance bottle.  Twist & Spritz bottles hold 8ml of fragrance, which equates to 100 sprays, guaranteed to last your whole holiday, wedding or festival.

A firm favourite for fragrance lovers, Twist & Spritz is a fashion forward collection of fragrance atomizers made for transporting your favourite ascent anywhere and anytime.

The ultimate essential for travelling, this takes up little space and is easy to use. Gone are the days of lugging your heavy and breakable fragrance bottle around in your flight bag and suitcase.

Available at The Fragrance shop for £10 and available in over 10 different shades, this holds up to 8ml of scent which is equivalent to 100 sprays -making it an on the go must have.

Not only is it easy to use and space saving, this also helps to make your fragrance last longer due to ejecting smaller spritz compared to your perfume bottle, and you can of course mix and match your scents creating your own unique holiday scent.

Twist & Spritz Brushed Metals, £12, available from The Fragrance Shop (www.thefragranceshop.co.uk)

 

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