Busy Cabin Crew may not always have the time to stick to a regular fitness regime, so now that the summer is in full swing, is it too late to look good on the beach?
Hiding behind a colourful sarong or T-shirt is one option of course, but if you have a couple of weeks before your beach holiday, there’s a lot you can do to improve your shape, and feel psychologically prepared to get into that bikini or those trunks.
Start by eating plenty of healthy, natural foods.
That means cutting out the junk food like chips, cakes, pizzas, and ice cream. Cut down the size of your portions slightly and phase out sugar from tea and coffee. Focus on eating foods that are high in protein and fibre.
A great idea is to snack on raw vegetables such as carrot sticks and celery. The more colourful the veg the better it is for you say nutritionists, so stock up on beetroot, carrots, kale, tomatoes, and broccoli. Combine them in a salad or eat them with low fat hummus.
Switch from juice to water.
Substituting water for every other drink will drastically lower your caloric intake. So if you're really serious about getting that body looking in tip-top shape, don't drink anything but water.
Stock up on quality sleep.
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep. Sleep is the third part of the puzzle for many looking to lose weight – as you shed pounds you need to rest too and this will actually help you with your diet regime. Apparently the body produces more glucose and insulin when it’s deprived of sleep, and this messes with your plans to shed a few pounds. So get some shut-eye. You’ll also have more energy, and be properly charged up for the treadmill and rowing machine!
Find time for cardio exercise.
Cardio is the best possible way to burn calories and get your body in shape. The goal is to get your heart rate going at a healthy level so that it burns extra energy. Regular trips to the gym, an exercise class, or running and cycling every day if you can will help you stay in shape. Always remember to stretch and warm up properly before exercise, and if you need to slow down and take a steady walk, that’s fine.
Establish your own a workout routine.
A workout routine is an important part of getting that body ready for the beach. Working your body targets extra flab where you don't want it: your arms, thighs, bums and tums.
Warm up with arm circles, knee lifts, bottom kicks and lunging stretches. Here are some workout ideas that will get you started.
Invest in your body and your swimwear!
It’s amazing how transformed you can feel after a massage, pedicure, manicure, and perhaps a cheeky spray tan. A waxing session, getting your eyebrows done, and spending time having your hair cut and styled, will all boost your confidence and your self image.
Lastly make sure your swimwear fits well and boosts you in all the right places! Enjoy your holidays!
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