Stress Busting Solutions for the Busy Londoner

September 30, 2015 1:34 pm

It’s scientifically proven that a massage can stimulate the organs and reduce stress – and if you live or work in London, a little pampering from time to time is absolutely essential.

If you’re reading this and feeling more run down than an old pair of trainers, maybe these stress busting ideas will help…

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Health

One of the best ways to feel good it by feeling healthy – and one of the best ways to feel healthy is by keeping fit.

If you’re not too keen on the treadmill, there are plenty of other ways to work up a sweat in the capital. One of London’s latest crazes is Morning Gloryville: a rave fitness event that takes place in Bethnal Green on the third Wednesday every month. Simply get up early, grab a smoothie, join the pack and get grooving – chances are you’ll feel great afterwards.

Another fun (and frugal) way to burn energy and shed a few unwanted pounds is by taking advantage of London’s many wonderful parks. From morning power walks to Bootcamps, Free Fitness offers a list of all the complimentary events at parks across the city.

Beauty

If you’re really run down, the best way to feel good is to feel pretty. As one of the world’s best shopping destinations, there are plenty of great places to buy top notch beauty products in London.

Walk towards Carnaby Street and you’ll find & Other Stories (H&M’s sister company). The store is bright, spacious, stocked with seasonal garments and most importantly, offers a range of top quality beauty and skincare products that don’t bust the bank.

If you’d like to make a day of it, other excellent places to buy beauty products (and perhaps get a few tips) are Liberty, Blow Ltd, BeautyMART and MAC Covent Garden.

Pampering

Now, the ultimate way to recharge the batteries is with a full day of luxury London pampering.

For a real hideaway, the St Pancras Spa is sure to do the trick. Tucked underneath the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, this trendy little subterranean retreat offers exceptional facilities, as well as a range of treatments.

If you’re looking to cleanse the mind, London has many great flotation tank set ups where you can relax on water filled with Epsom salts and let your cares simply drift away.

When it comes to pampering, London has so many choices it’s difficult to know which one to pick. Book Your Lifestyle offers a whole host of hand-picked health, fitness and beauty options in one place – all you have to do is a pick your location, your desired treatment, book yourself in and relax.

London is a magical city but it can sometimes be very draining, so if you ever feel like you need a little downtime, make sure you take some. You’ll feel all the better for it.

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