Equa Smart Water Bottle, £74
If you struggle to drink your recommended two litres a day, this intelligent water bottle can help. Made from high-quality stainless steel, it tracks how much water you’re drinking and lights up to remind you when to take your next sip. Triple-walled double insulation will also keep drinks chilled for 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours.
Meet the world’s first genetically personalised nutrition shake. Using a simple swab test, the NGX team test for 28 traits in your DNA to assess how you metabolise and process certain nutrients, your ability to detox and food sensitivities. Using their findings, the team will concoct a bespoke shake designed to work with your body to help you build lean muscle, achieve peak cognitive function and boost immunity.
IAMRUNBOX Origami Organisers, £55
If you’re considering swapping the Tube for your bike – or feet – for any commute, these Japanese-inspired cases are worth the money. Available in two sizes, these hard-shell garment bags are designed to simultaneously prevent wrinkled clothing and protect gear while you’re on the go – you’ll soon wonder how you lived without it. Ideal for active commuters, the brand also offers run-suitable backpacks, packing cubes and microfibre towels.
Urbanears Luma, £79.99
The perfect companion to your next workout, Urbanears’ latest launch delivers superior sound in a splash-resistant design that protects against sweat and rain. Like the AirPods but with a Scandi design twist, the Luma buds boast an impressive 25-hour battery life and wireless charging as well as dual microphones for crystal-clear calls, even in noisy environments.
The Lost Art of Running, £12.99
Fans of Christopher McDougall’s cult Born To Run book should seek out this new release. Part narrative, part how-to guide, The Lost Art of Running takes you from the sands of the Sahara to the foothills of Ethiopia as technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie trains with some of the world’s top athletes. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just tackling your first 5k, this fascinating book is packed with tips and tricks to help you reach your full running, and sporting, potential.
Gibson’s Goodology, £4.99
Concentrated with 25mg of pure CBD per can – more than any other drink on the market – these science-backed tea-based drinks come highly recommended. With just five ingredients, they’re made without any nasties and make a plausible alternative to caffeine-fuelled energy drinks. Try them instead of a morning coffee, post-workout or in place of your evening G&T.
Lumen Metabolism Tracker, $299
A metabolism tracker that analyses your breath to see if you’re burning fat or carbs may seem far-fetched, but if you’re looking to improve performance or lose a few lockdown pounds, it’s worth a try. Give it three breaths and the device measures your C02 concentration levels to ascertain what fuel your body is burning. From there, it recommends a daily meal plan, with the ultimate goal of making your metabolism more efficient. Use it pre-workout and it’ll even tell you if you’ve got enough energy in the tank for peak performance.
Optima Recovery Boots Pro K6, £699
If you take your training seriously, you need to take your recovery seriously too. These high-tech compression boots help flush out the toxins that build up during exercise, oxygenating your legs. Ideal for triathletes or those training for an endurance event, they are best used after your session for half an hour to kick-start recovery and significantly reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Gentle enough to use every day, these are like having your own personal sports therapist.
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