Seems like aspects of your health and wellness could be improved, but we understand it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start. It's most likely that you want to improve your sleep and are probably struggling with low mood from time to time, amongst other things.
We’ve got your back, your shoulders, your knees… Keeping moving is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. So, take this journey with us and we’ll try to help you in the simplest way possible.
World Champion Dancer, qualified Personal Trainer and TV personality Karen Hauer is a leading voice in fitness, wellness and self-care. Karen lives a very active lifestyle but also knows the power of rest for recovery. Her favourite way to stay active during any downtime is by taking long walks with her dogs and her best way to unwind at the end of a long day is to add magnesium salts to the bath before bed!
Karen has partnered with Holland & Barrett to share her knowledge and encourage you to take good care of your joints, bones and muscles.
We’ve put together a 30-day movement calendar, with the help of Karen Hauer and a stamp of approval from The British Society Lifestyle Medicine, just for you! Don’t worry, it’s tailored to your needs with small challenges each day to help you form really healthy habits to help improve your overall health and wellness.
We’ve added challenges like turning a meeting into a “walk and talk” and dancing whilst the kettle boils. So, if you're up for it, we want to make moving more fun!
Before starting this challenge, you could book a 15-minute conversation today to check in on your joints, bones and muscles.
We’ve got over 150 years of expertise behind us – and we’re continually growing, thanks to specialists like our Digital Health Lead, Fiona Sweny.
Fiona has highlighted squats as her favourite exercise from the 30-day challenge. She says, "squat exercises aren’t just for athletes. They're a strengthening exercise that targets your lower body, in particular your glutes (in your bottom) and your quadriceps which are the muscles at the front of your thigh. There are other muscles that also support you as you squat, but the glutes and quadriceps are the primary movers."
As a former Army Officer and a qualified physiotherapist, Fiona really knows her stuff when it comes to getting set for more movement. Her career as a physiotherapist includes working for England Rugby and The Royal Ballet School.
Our team of experts know there’s no one-size-fits-all for joint, bone, and muscle support. It has to work for you – that’s why our experts are on hand online and in-store to find a solution that slots into your day.
Meet Alex, he specialises in metabolism, diet and ageing, and the gut microbiome. Due to his extensive knowledge, Alex plays a key role in developing premium vitamin and mineral supplements here at H&B.
Check out our top picks to support joints, bones, and muscles below, selected by our Senior Nutritionist Alex Glover.
And if all of this isn’t enough to keep you going, you can find even more articles in our Joints, Bones and Muscles hub!
Who are The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine?
BSLM is a community of healthcare professionals and patients, committed to a new approach to healthcare, based on the emerging discipline of lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is evidence-based, clinical care that supports behaviour change through person-centered techniques to improve mental wellbeing, social connection, healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and minimisation of harmful substances and behaviours.
The pillars of lifestyle medicine are:
You can find out more about BSLM here