Summer is finally upon us (hooray!) which for many of us means holidays and summer fun with our families. It can also be a time when many women worry about their bodies, and especially the idea of wearing beachwear and revealing more of themselves then perhaps they are comfortable with. Everywhere you turn there are magazines reviewing the latest swimwear and touting the best beach-body diets yet the reality is most of us never feel beach ready. The Kalila team are no strangers to body worries with 5 children between us, mummy tummies, stretch marks and varicose veins. We wear these things every day with pride and have chosen to embrace healthy living and healthy bodies all year round, and not just for the beach. Summer is a great time to start a new routine and start making small changes towards a healthier body.
Top tips for supporting healthy weight loss.
Are you drinking enough water? So often we mistake thirst for hunger so next time you’re feeling peckish, why not trade that snack for a glass of water. Drinking water helps our body stay hydrated, flushes out toxins which can be stored in fat cells (think cellulite!), keeps our skin elastic and looking younger and transports important nutrients all around the body. Aim for 1.5-2 litres daily.
Ramp up your vegetable intake. The world is going mad about sugar, but luckily veggies are super healthy, rich in nutrients and filling thanks to their high fibre content. Eat a wide range of colourful veggies to help your body detox naturally and kickstart your metabolism. Aim for 7x80g portions per day.
Build simple exercise into everyday life. Walking and counting steps is a great way to begin and low impact exercise is more helpful for fat burning. High impact exercise supports cardio health and typically burns up sugar stores in the body. Add in resistance and weight bearing exercise to build muscle mass which is metabolically more efficient and helps make you leaner. Aim for 150+2 (150 mins cardio / week) and 2 resistance sessions as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Want to try yoga but want to do it from the comfort of your own home, why not book a consultation with Kathy, our Kalila Yoga instructor here.
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A good night’s sleep helps the body rest, repair and reset and we actually burn more fat at night then by day! Getting a good 8 hours sleep can support your body to function efficiently and balance metabolic processes so we’re tip toeing off to get some zzzzz.