Francesca Giacomini, our local health and fitness guru, has written a special blog to jumpstart our routine for the summer!
1)Stand Up and Stretch: First thing in the morning, wake your body up with a good stretch. Stretching will help you to keep your muscles long and supple. You will move like a gazelle for ever after!
2)Freeze your Body: Forget the urban myth that a good sweat will keep your waist trim. Being in a cold environment can boost the work of brown fat cells. By activating these cells you will burn more calories and kick your metabolism right up!! Swap a trip to the sunny beach for a ski holiday and literary freeze your butt off!!!!
3)Drink Water: Ditch the detox juice, green juice, coconut water… and drink water! Water is not only good for your wallet, but it will also keep you young! It will wash out the toxins from your body and offer you a natural detox.
However if you suffer of ‘Juice Addiction’ try my Vampire Blood Lifter
- 2 Freshly squeezed Sicilian Blood Oranges
- 1 small glass of sparkly water
- Half a glass of 100% Pomegranate Juice
- 5 Mint Leaves
- Ice & Stevia to tasteDrink with a straw on a hot day!
4)Eat Green: Yes, you heard me! Eat greens! They add vitamins and antioxidants to your diet that slow down the ageing process. Protect your cells from free radical damage caused by exposure to certain chemicals, smoking, pollution, radiation or even toxins that are a byproduct of our environment! Go green and feel like a teen!
5)Be a Sleeping Beauty: Have you ever heard of ‘Beauty Sleep’? Sleep is not only good for your tired body, but it also keeps you young by regenerating your organs and cells. When you sleep your body produces a hormone called HGH, some people swear this hormone is the key to eternal youth! I’m going to get some…
In Health & Fitness,
Francesca Giacomini is a Pilates specialist, nutrition advisor, and writer. She has hosted her own fitness show for The Active Channel, SKY TV, and has published a number of books including ‘Pilates In Your Pocket’.