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WHAT’S A DIGITAL DETOX REALLY LIKE?

Is your smartphone running your life? With increasing numbers of us feeling stressed about the amount of time we spend plugged in, three women went tech-free – and told healthy they felt all the better for it

“I wanted a simpler, calmer family life”

Jane Vanroe, 35, is a luxury compact mirror designer, from Bradford, West Yorkshire

‘My husband Alistair and I had been wanting to create a more peaceful home environment for our children, Billy, six, Joey, five, and Callum, two. We read the book Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne (Ballantine, £11.99), and decided that the answer was to reduce the amount of technology in our home. We stopped turning on the radio, got rid of the TV and desktop computer, and began reading more books to the boys. Almost immediately, we noticed how much calmer they were and the older boys’ reading levels soared.

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Brush up on your #superfoodgoals with our March/April issue of healthy, which explores the truth behind the nutrition buzzword. Get cooking with our round-up of 25 delicious recipes, including chia, matcha and chocolate (yes, really!) based meals. Get to know Darcey Bussell and Lorraine Kelly in our exclusive interviews. Plus, be inspired by our 101 simple ideas on how to change your life now, including how a daily ritual can help you beat stress. Stay grounded with the new digital edition of healthy.