In light of the still-raging coronavirus pandemic, the past nine months of 2020 has probably been a blur for you.
And if you’re like most Singaporeans, you must be getting a little stir-crazy – especially since overseas travel appears to be off the table till the end of the year.
Now might be the time to consider getting a subscription box.
Nothing beats the happiness of tearing into a package, after all.
It’s like Christmas in every delivery (only you actually have to pay for the goods).
That said, health is wealth.
So, there’s probably nothing wiser than spending on health-centred subscription boxes.
Fortunately, there are now quite a few D2C (direct-to-consumer) health-focused subscription boxes in Singapore.
And no, it’s not all about stuffing your face with healthy food!
Some companies help build other healthy habits into your daily routine – as you’ll see in just a bit.
Without further ado, here are the top healthy subscriptions you need to add on your credit card ASAP.
#1 – Keep the chips away with Boxgreen
It’s 3 pm.
There are still 4 hours to knock-off time.
You’re tired and hungry. Chances are, you’ll reach out for whatever’s convenient to you.
You know the usual culprits: chips, doughnuts, sugared peanuts, etc.
As satisfying as these snacks are in the moment, though, they cause a huge blood sugar level increase – and the much-dreaded crash after. Not to mention, they’re likely to cause weight gain just because of how calorie-dense they are.
To ensure that you avoid the crash (and the 10 kg weight gain), you’ll want to fuel your body with healthy snacks.
Meet BoxGreen, the subscription box that allows you to build your own box and fill it with delicious and wholesome snacks (up to 5 different snacks) tailored to your needs.
There’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo options as well, there’s bound to be something for your dietary needs.
Subscription starts from S$19.90 per month.
#2 – Fresh & clean electric toothbrush refills with Zenyum
Your mouth serves as the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts.
And worryingly, some of the bacteria found within can cause disease.
Even though scientists still don’t understand the connection entirely, research suggests that coronary disease (e.g. clogged arteries and stroke) might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.
So, keep all these potential health issues at bay by replacing your electric toothbrush heads promptly. According to a 2013 study, older bristles are less effective at removing plaque build-up (aka cleaning teeth).
How frequently do you have to replace your toothbrush head, though? Every 3 to 4 months.
Groaning at the thought of setting a Google Calendar reminder that says ‘Replace toothbrush head’?
Easy. Just get onboard the Zenyum Sonic subscription plan.
You’ll get the Zenyum Sonic toothbrush for S$59.90, and will only have to fork out S$7.90 for a refill every 2 or 3 months (you decide the frequency of replacement).
Why we think this is pretty nifty?
Because so many other store-bought electric toothbrushes in Singapore don’t come with fresh refills delivered on auto-pilot.
With a Zenyum Sonic refill subscription, getting fresh, clean brush heads is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
#3 – Get your fruits with Yaya Papaya subscription box
People who eat more fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of various chronic diseases, like diabetes and obesity.
But be honest.
When was the last time you ate a fruit? (And no, fruit-infused tea is not counted!)
To get those vitamin-loaded fruits in your system, sign up for Yaya Papaya’s subscription service. Yaya Papaya stocks all kinds of fresh fruits (e.g. apples, avocados, bananas, berries, and melons) from around the world.
You have four boxes to choose from: Immunity, Rainbow, Juicing, and Seasonal Surprise; each box is priced at S$45. You can decide how many boxes you want to be delivered monthly.
This way, you’ll never need to tap on the watermelon in NTUC to see if it’s any good ever again (and inevitably inviting stares from people around you); all fruits from Yaya Papaya are certified fresh!
#4 – Subscribe to healthy, balanced meals with AMGD subscription box
Having healthy, balanced meals as recommended by the Health Promotion is not as easy as it seems.
This is made worse by the fact that you’re likely still WFH – and unless you’ve got a ton of time on your hands (or are incredibly passionate about cooking), you’re probably calling it a day with a pack of Maggi Mee.
And maybe adding a pan-fried egg on “good days”.
If you’d like to eat healthier – without having to worry about cooking or clean-up, hit AMGD up.
AMGD works on a pay-per-use credit system, where you purchase credits and use it whenever you want. The subscription box offers over 20 macro-nutritionally balanced meal options.
You’ll be pleased to know that every meal option’s total calorie count is provided, so you never have to worry about exceeding your ‘budget’ for the day.
Also, AMGD clearly indicates if a meal is
– low carb-high protein, or even
– low fat, high carb
Perfect for meeting your fitness goals!
Subscription starts from S$17 per meal with its ala carte pass.
Nothing feels better than coming home to packages – especially ones that make you healthier!
Wanna subscribe to a healthier mouth?
Get fresh, clean toothbrush refills zoomed to your door on auto-pilot with a Zenyum Sonic subscription!