Get fit and healthy this January!


If you’ve overindulged over the festive season, it may be that you have started to think about ways to get fitter and healthier this year. 

We all want to look and feel better and the good news is, there are now even more gadgets and gismos out there to help us achieve our dream body (or at least shed a few of those excess pounds!)

Here are our top 5 health and fitness finds to help you on your way to a healthier you in 2017. 

If snacks are your downfall, juices and smoothies are the perfect way to get a boost without reaching for those biscuits! You’ll currently find great promotions on smoothie makers from the Ninja range at retailers including Curry’s and Argos. Or if juices are your health drink of choice, try the Philips Viva Juicer, available from Tesco Direct, or for a cold pressed juice option, try the i – Qjuicer, available from Appliances Direct.

If kitchen gadgets are your thing but you haven’t yet got a spiralizer, where have you been! At one point in the last 12 months UK kitchen retailer Lakeland was reported to sell one every  4 minutes. So if courgetti spaghetti, boodles (butternut squash noodles), or any other form of spiralled vegetable will help you on your way to healthier eating in 2017, their spiralizer is the way to go!

Want to get active but keen to look stylish in the process? Retailers including JD Sports, Sports Direct and JJB Sports all offer a great range of fitness wear for both men and women and there are a good number of sales on throughout January. You could also try less obvious retailers such as TK Maxx and Debenhams, both of which have decent ranges of branded fitness wear.

If you’re looking to up your game in a more specialist sport, you’ll need the specialist equipment to match. For outdoor sports head to retailers like Snow and Rock, who offer a range of equipment and apparel for activities including skiing, hiking and climbing.  Cycling enthusiasts should visit Wheelbase – the UK’s largest cycle store.

No discerning exercise enthusiast would be seen without their favoured fitness tracker these days. And amateurs are no exception! Whether you want to monitor your heartrate during exercise and rest, track the number of steps you take in a day or monitor your exercise progress over the course of a few weeks or months, these clever little devices can help you along your way. The Fitbit, Apple Watch and Garmin Vivofit all remain popular options, but there are now a number of other cheaper alternatives available on the market. 

Whether you have a particular fitness goal you are looking to achieve this year, or else an ideal target weight you want to hit for a certain event in 2017, January is the ideal time to put those wheels in motion and get started! With forward2me you can shop for health and fitness products from any UK website. By using our service, you can have your items shipped to a UK address before then having them safely and securely posted on to you via an international courier.  So there really is no excuse to avoid that diet or new exercise regime!