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Want to have a healthier lifestyle? These wellness products will help automate your routine until your health becomes second nature

Healthy habits are essential to a healthy life. From getting our daily greens, drinking enough water, exercising every week, practising self-care, to making time for friends and family—there are a hundred things that you can do to make your life just a little bit healthier. 

As most of us have learnt by now, however, having the mere desire or intent to form healthier habits isn’t enough. New year’s resolutions are almost always forgotten after a few months, while dreams of becoming a morning person dissipate by midnight when you accidentally stay up too late binging on the newest Netflix show. 

The easiest way to create better habits? Automation, wrote author James Clear in Atomic Habits, his best-selling book on building good habits. “The best way to break a bad habit is to make it impossible to do. And the best way to create a good habit is to automate it so you never have to think about it again,” said Clear. Whether it’s by implementing more physical cues, or purchasing subscriptions or products that will better help build long-term habits, having these items at the ready will greatly aid your chances of adopting a healthier lifestyle. 

“On the tough days, it’s crucial to have as many things working in your favour as possible so that you can overcome the challenges life naturally throws your way. The less friction you face, the easier it is for your stronger self to emerge,” explained Clear in his book. 

Looking for a change? Here are the best wellness subscriptions and products you can add to your life to help automate your health routine.

See also: Global Wellness Day 2021: 6 Science-Backed Habits For Better Health

1. Better nutrition: Nutritional ice bars from Nüte Foods

Launched in early 2021, Nüte Foods is a Hong Kong-based company that makes nutritional, vegetarian ice bars that can be eaten as a snack or blended to be enjoyed as a smoothie. Currently offering four different options on their website: Detox, Energy, Immunity and Recovery, each ice bar is packed with its own blend of nutritional ingredients guaranteed to give you a health boost. 

If you’ve been skipping your vegetables recently, try the Detox. Made with cleansing greens including kale, spinach, spirulina, wheatgrass, as well as other fruits and ingredients such as mango, passion fruit, and coconut water, the bar is subtly sweet and helps remove toxins while improving digestion. 

Made without artificial or added sugars, these bars can help energise, replenish and nourish you whenever you need a pick-me-up. Message Nüte Foods for a regular subscription to ensure that you’ll always have a stash of them in the freezer. 

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2. Added calm: Edible CBD products

CBD has been the magic ingredient that’s been said to alleviate everything from well-being issues such as insomnia, anxiety and depression, as well as physical symptoms such as muscle pain and skin irritation. 

If you’re looking for ways to self-soothe, manage anxiety or even reduce your daily cigarette count, adding edible CBD into your daily routine could help. From CBD boosters like the one from Oto that’s designed to enhance your beverages with 15mg of CBD per pump, CBD infused coffee beans that’ll simplify your routine even further, or CBD capsule supplements that’ll slowly release its effects throughout the day, these are just a few ways you can add CBD into your life. 

Previously, we rounded up the best places to find CBD drinks in Hong Kong, covered the latest CBD cafe and bar openings, and even listed out the best edible CBD products you can find online. 

See also: 10 Edible CBD Products for Daily Calm

3. Better gut health: Kombucha subscription from Taboocha

For better gut health, lower cholesterol and increased antioxidants, consider adding kombucha into your regular diet. Proven to be rich in probiotics, kombucha helps maintain a healthy gut, which contributes to a strong immune system, brain health, regulated moods and more.  

Homegrown kombucha brand, Taboocha offers a monthly subscription service where they deliver ten or twenty bottles of kombucha to your doorstep per month. As the city’s first kombucha brewery, Taboocha has perfected their kombucha recipe and now regularly offer new flavours such as the 2021 pride special, a blackcurrant green tea kombucha. 

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4. Healthier meals: Meal delivery plans

Eating well is arguably more important than exercise itself. If you’ve got little time to meal prep, or find it hard to eat healthy during the week, Hong Kong has plenty of healthy meal delivery plans that’ll cater to your health and diet goals. 

From high-protein, low-carb and reduced-calorie options from Nutrition Kitchen, to paleo meals packed with protein that’s perfect for muscle bulking, there’s something for everyone. 

See also: 6 Meal Delivery Plans To Try In Hong Kong

5. Clearer mind: Meditation apps

Sitting alone with our thoughts can make meditation feel like a daunting task if you’re a beginner—commit to a 7-day meditation plan to kickstart your meditation routine with the help of a few meditation apps.

Meditation apps usually contain guided meditation tracks, nature soundtracks and other useful tools that’ll help you build a regular meditation practice. Pre-recorded tracks usually feature a meditation teacher guiding you through the entire practice, with occasional cues to bring your attention back to the present, and body scans to help connect you with your body. 

See also: 7 Meditation Apps To Calm And Guide Your Mind

6. Deeper sleep: Weighted blanket from Dormu

If you suffer from sleepless nights, consider getting a weighted blanket to help get better rest, reduce stress and increase serotonin and melatonin levels. Weighted blankets have been shown to increase serotonin levels while reducing stress hormone cortisol due to its Deep Touch Stimulation (DTS) sensation. 

Hong Kong’s sustainable blanket brand, Dormu offers two different weighted blanket options: the knitted snuggler and the cooler. Say goodbye to tossing and turning in bed each night and welcome some long-awaited rest with your new blanket. 

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7. Better productivity: Inspirational planners

Have a hard time managing your time and goals? Feeling cluttered with too many projects going on? Inspirational and productivity planners help you identify goals, self-reflect and manage your tasks all in one notebook, which will help clear the mental clutter you have in your brain. 

While each planner serves different purposes such as helping you practice gratitude, build self-love habits and tackle your dreams, all of them serve one single purpose: to help you become your best self. 

See also: 8 Inspirational and Productivity Planners For 2021

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