Cookies on fushi.co.uk
How to get beach ready
With the summer holiday booked and the bikini shopping started, many of us will be wondering how to get toned up before we hit the beach.
Research shows 90 per cent of post-adolescent women have cellulite on their body, with the main problem areas being the bum, back of the thighs, upper arms and stomach, but personal trainer Kelly Du Buisson urges us not to get hung up on the idea of a perfect body.
"Everybody’s body shape is different and there is no single image for what you should look like on the beach," she pointed out.
"However, to treat those trouble spots that spend the rest of the year covered up, try a simple routine which uses wide leg squat jumps. These tone the gluteus, the inner and front of the thigh and the core."
As part of your healthy living regime, try burpees, which involve doing a star-jump then immediately getting on the floor, kicking your legs out far behind you, pulling them back in and repeating the move for a whole minute.
Toning exercises are also great for building muscles - and the more muscles you use, the more calories you burn.
"To keep yourself feeling fit and at your best on the beach, make sure you avoid high calorie and sugary foods that leave you feeling and looking bloated," advised Kelly.
"Avoid ice cream and candy floss - they may taste nice and cool you down, but the sugar in these snacks can cause inflammation in the gut, giving you that bloat that doesn’t sit well in a bikini."
When you’re relaxing in the summer sunshine, remember to keep your fluid intake up because otherwise you could get dehydrated. Kelly recommended boiling some green tea and leaving it to cool while you get ready. Pour it into a spray bottle and take it with you to the beach, so that when your skin feels like it’s had enough you can spritz your own remedy on to freshen up your complexion.
Posted by Laura Andrews
- Coconut Organic Oil Virgin Fresh-PressedAs low as £6.00 Regular Price £6.00
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Hi Kianouche, Thank you for your message. I would recommend to mix pomegranate oil with Marula oil for what you are looking to treat. A few drops of antioxidant-rich Marula oil mixed with Pomegranate oil can boost efficacy and help restore your skin’s functions in perfect equilibrium. Long term use may visibly minimise pores, brighten the skin, protect it from the oxidative damage caused by pollution, tones down pigmentation and assists with scar tissue healing. Hope this helps :)
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Hi I’ve bought some of your pomegranate oil, together with rosehip and marula oils. Which of the other two oils would be better to mix with pomegranate oil for mature skin with hyperpigmentation due to sun damage and sometimes prone to spots and milia when using rich moisturisers. Also, can I use pomegranate oil by itself or combined with either of the other two oils around my eyes
- Flaxseed oil: the homeopathic healerHi Genevive, Thank you for your comment. Homeopathic medicine refers to an alternative approach to medicine that uses natural substances that can be prepared to create a remedy to restore our health and feeling of vitality. Flaxseeds are a natural product that we have pressed organically to produce Flaxseed oil that we celebrate for its powerful healing qualities. I hope that helps!
- Flaxseed oil: the homeopathic healerHow, exactly, is this product homeopathic?
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenHi Dolores, thank you for your message!Ashwagandha is an adaptogen so will adapt to your own bodies rhythm. It is a powerful way to regulate energy levels through the day so in some people may boost circulation and cell activity, which is why you may find yourself with insomnia. Everyone is unique and different, so will react to herbs and remedies differently. As you are using bio-identical hormones, I would advise you check with your GP, as there are often interferences with herbs. Perhaps you should try taking your Ashwagandha in the morning to regulate your bodies rhythm through the day.
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenCan it actually cause insomnia and night sweats in menopausal women if taken at night? I think it does for me. I also use compounded bio-identical hormones.