How to get legs beach ready fast

There’s still time to get your legs beach ready. Here’s how It might feel like the British summer has been and gone but if you’re heading for sun, sea and sand you’ll still want to get your legs out. Or maybe you’re just feeling the chill and sticking with short skirts and sandals anyway – after all you only get one chance to wear your summer clothes in the Uk and this is it! So whether you’ve ...

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Post Holiday Exercise Blues - How to get back into it

Ever had that sinking feeling when you put your trainers on post holiday and head back to the gym? You know the feeling; when your leggings feel a little tighter round your waist and thighs (and you thought lycra was super stretchy); when your heart races a little faster at just the thought of the stair stepper and you haven’t actually chosen a programme yet; when hovering at the vending machine ...

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7 favourite yoga stretches this travel season

Staying fit and healthy when I’m traveling is a must so I make sure I travel with essential nutrition and stretch as I go so I don’t arrive stiff and jaded. Here are my favourite stretches which you can do at the airport, on the plane, in the arrivals hall and by the pool. These are great for anybody and at any time but especially when you’re on a long haul flight. Make sure you keep moving on ...

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How to stay healthy at the office

Counteract office life and sitting at a desk with these health tips Staying healthy at the office can be a challenge for everyone. There’s always something to tempt you to fall out of your healthy eating routine from Friday cakes, to sweet treats at the coffee machine and Birthday celebrations. That’s before all those beige foods at catered lunches and meetings too. Staying healthy in the office ...

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Spring back into fitness

It’s time to get fit and active this Spring! If you broke your ‘Go to the Gym’ resolution back in January, don’t fret. Spring is the perfect time to set a new goal and get fit and healthy before the summer season. I generally work out five times a week and if I’m not at the gym or in a class I’m walking the dog or on the cross trainer or trampette – my latest crazy fad! But I haven’t always been ...

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Do you have enough protein in your diet?

Are you getting enough protein in your diet? Most of us in the West eat far too much carbohydrate and not nearly enough protein according to health authorities. Manufacturers have become rich on the back of high carb, high sugar products and we’ve become fat on them! So how do you get the right amount of protein? When I was a vegetarian in my 20s and 30s I had no idea of the value of protein and ...

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Pucker up your pelvic floor

Pucker up your pelvic floor this Valentine’s Day It’s true, I did almost spill my herbal tea when Diane, one of my lovely Arbonne team and a physiotherapist started chatting with me about puckering up my pelvic floor for Valentine’s day. Really! Was I actually having this conversation in a public space? But when you think about it, this is exactly the sort of conversation what we, as modern women ...

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15 minute exercise routine

Want a quick exercise routine to help keep you fit when you’re short on time? If I really need an energy boost and a super-fast workout I do this quick exercise routine (10-15 minutes) which works every part of my body. It’s not easy but it certainly gets results, and the good news is - it only lasts a few minutes. My aim is to repeat a single exercise for 30 seconds then rest for 10 -15 seconds ...

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Increase energy levels and bounce back this January

Want to feel less tired and increase energy levels? Most people feel a lack on energy as we head into winter and light levels fade. I’ve found that changing a few simple things in my life can really make the difference between feeling tired and lethargic, or full of life. If you want to find out how you can get more energy, keep reading. Fuel yourself for success I nearly put petrol in my Diesel ...

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Top abdominal exercises for a flat tummy

We all know we can get a slimmer silhouette by squeezing ourselves into the latest underwear technology but how much better is it to have a core that provides a flat tummy and a strong back to keep us upright? To tighten your tummy, you need to work your entire core, that’s all the muscles in your abdomen. Here’s my top tips to achieving this in a matter of weeks. Are you sitting comfortably Sit ...

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How to tone up your arms – my top 3 exercises

Just when you thought it was safe to wear a jumper all winter... the weather turns milder or you get invited to a cocktail party and have to bare all – well your arms at least! Arm yourself in readiness with these three super arm exercises which are designed to strengthen the arms and ensure you wave goodbye to your wobbly bits. Here's my top 3 exercises to start you on your journey to toned arms ...

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3 Leg exercises for long, lean limbs

Can you ever have legs that are long enough? I love how my legs have started to look longer and leaner since getting into Extend Barre. It’s a mixture of ballet and Pilates so takes me right back to my ballet roots. What’s great about these exercises is you can do them while you are washing up or cooking so you multi task - be stirring a pot of soup and still get long lean limbs! Here’s my ...

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Simple health tips for a better 2017

The Government has warned that those aged 40 – 60 face the biggest health crisis. If you’re worried you’re not the healthiest you can be, you may be wondering what you can do about it… The Government has faced up to the fact that we are becoming an unhealthy nation and it’s not just childhood obesity that is to be blamed. Experts have said middle-aged people in England (those of us falling into ...

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12 gifts for the Health and Wellness Lover in your Life

Stop trying to be so creative an super romantic and buy her something she’ll love and live in. If you have a health and wellness lover in your life then one of these upper cool gifts will ensure you’re in her hear, and in her mind, whether she’s taking on the slopes, walking the dog or stretching out in a yoga class. Apple Watch with Nike Sport Band This watch is great for keeping track of ...

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My New Year Fitness Tips

People have been making New Year resolutions for over 4,000 years. While many of us will pledge to get fitter or lose weight, by 15th January, chance are that many of us will have returned to our old habits. We may start with the best of intentions but we can’t always get to the gym five times a week and the last of the Christmas Chocolate still needs eating up! Sound familiar? It’s time to start ...

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Getting back into exercise

When I decided it was time to get back in shape it was a mental, as well as a physical challenge, to make myself do it. I really didn’t like the idea of going to the gym and exercising for exercise’ sake, as I saw it, so looked for something that I could relate to, but which would get me back into doing some exercise too. I had been a dancer right into my late 20’s. I went to a school where they ...

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