Throw off the fleece, pack away the winter coat and coax that bikini out of the drawer corner. Summer is here.
The sun is preparing to jump out from behind the clouds at any moment, but the scales make us a little less enthusiastic. Every year, the beginning of summer has made me feel more beached whale than beach goddess.[caption id="attachment_922" align="alignright" width="133"] Know all your measurements and track your progress from comfortable winter to fabulous summer on the Beurer BF100 Body Analysis Scales[/caption] Was it those Christmas biscuits? Perhaps the Easter chocolate? Or maybe those delightfully cold, stormy evenings when all you could do was snuggle up with a love one on the sofa. Whatever the case, our bodies might be feeling and looking less than our usual selves. But Stress No More, as it is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3 to return to fabulousness and get set for summer.[/caption]
Sometimes work commitments, little ones running circles around you or limited mobility can restrict what we can do to work out and how long for. With just a few simple aides to a regular workout routine, you can have a strong, healthy body you love no matter what is on the agenda this summer.
To strengthen and tone the body in the mirror, we must also focus on the core and the parts of your body that can't be seen. This involves your posture, base strength, balance and makes every other workout you do more effective.
Use yoga to build up and maintain your core
Creator and instructor of Yoga Tune Up series, Jill Miller, has over 20 years' experience in the movement arts. Her Coregeous DVD, which utilises the Coregeous Ball and the Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls, will help you harness the purifying effects of yoga to strengthen not only your body but your mind as well. Coregeous is a perfect programme for people who have abdominal weakness as a result of underuse, over-training, injury or surgery. It has 7 key routines that work the entire torso, not only strengthening the muscles but also improving mobility and stability in the spine and connecting tissues.[caption id="attachment_920" align="alignleft" width="300"] Strengthen and relieve pain with the Kegel8 Ultra 20[/caption]
Kegel8 makes it easy to tone your pelvic floor at home
A weak pelvic floor, urinary incontinence and bladder weakness are common problems many of us face, and they can really ruin a sunny day. The pelvic floor is weakened by many things, including child birth, age, back pain, chronic asthma or hayfever causing excessive coughing and sneezing, and much more. Don't let it keep you indoors, walk out into the sunshine with confidence with Kegel8.
StressNoMore has a selection of electronic pelvic floor exercisers with a range of settings and varying prices to suit every wallet, to find the perfect Kegel8 for you. If you can't decide whether you are more suited to the Kegel8 Pelvic Trainer to strengthen your pelvic floor or the Kegel8 Ultra 20, which provides muscle stimulation and 20 clinically-proven programmes for varying pelvic floor problems, contact the StressNoMore customer service team, who will be more than happy to help you find the best product for your needs.[caption id="attachment_852" align="alignleft" width="238"] Soothing and strengthening[/caption]
Whether you are new to pelvic floor exercising or a master of pilates, Dr Crawford's DVD workout is great for feeling good inside and out
Follow professional gynaecologist and pelvic floor expert Dr Bruce Crawford as he instructs you how to use pilates for your pelvic floor. The PFilates Exercise Kit comes complete with DVD, instructional guide and 20cm exercise ball. Dr Crawford has designed three routines, beginner, intermediate and advance, to strengthen the pelvic floor and core abdominal muscles. This set will go perfectly with your Kegel8 machines and is a soothing exercise to distress the mind and body as the movements encourage strength, endurance and co-ordination.
The Super Kegel will strengthen your pelvic floor, tone your bum and thighs, and even fight cellulite - Three-in-one!
The muscles in your pelvic floor support your inner core; the bladder, vagina and rectum. Strengthening and maintaining these muscles not only combat light bladder weakness and incontinence, but with the Super Kegel Pelvic Floor and Thigh Exerciser, you can also be toning your bum and thighs simultaneously. The exerciser comes with adjustable resistance levels, allowing you to become stronger. It is simple to use so you can tone up wherever you are.[caption id="attachment_856" align="alignleft" width="154"] Just half hour a day[/caption]
No time for the work-out today? Belt up![caption id="attachment_857" align="alignright" width="237"] Cellulite be gone![/caption]
It's hard to find the time to do 150 sit-ups, particularly if you struggle to do just one or as soon as do sit down you are summoned to get back up again. With five programmes each, with variable intensity, which last between 20 to 30 minutes, the Beurer Em35 Abdominal Toning Belt is the best available today. It can fit waists from around 29 inches to 55 inches. Its four contact electrodes need only be moistened with water and will never need replacing. This belt will help you achieve a stomach that is looks more flat and toned.
Don't let cellulite bring you down
A lot of us will understand, you have preened and you have toned but still the skin looks like orange peel. Cellulite is caused by a lack of blood flow to deep layers of tissue, resulting in a reduction in collagen production in the skin. Since collagen helps keep skin plumped and supple, a lack of it results in pockets of fatty tissue forming, causing that dimpled effect on the surface of the skin that we know as cellulite.
The CM50 Cellulite Massager promotes blood circulation through several layers of skin; in the comfort of your own home and is a more cost effective way of combating those problem areas than visiting the beauty salon.[caption id="attachment_854" align="alignleft" width="300"] Whatever you need, whenever you need it[/caption]
Be ready for anything
Don't let your period stop you from soaking up the Vitamin D. Light exercise can help with any menstrual cramps, and you can still go swimming, take long walks in the warm sun or stay at the allotment for a few hours with reusable menstrual cups or sponge tampons.
Now that your body is prepared, make sure you can turn your face to the sun and smile. Treat yourself to a Ginvera gift set to obtain perfect skin with green tea extracts, a natural antioxidant to cleanse and revitalise tired skin cells in order to make the skin appear brighter. All of Ginvera products offer protection from harmful UV rays and is rich in Vitamin E, essential to keep the skin plump, healthy and youthful.
If your eyes are feeling tired and want to keep eye bags and crows feet at bay, the Bright Eyes gift set is your perfect partner. If you or a loved one are in need of a pamper session, and want to feel relaxed and revitalised the All Day Skin Nourish is your ideal set. Team up with the Perfect Skin gift set to restore your skin's natural brightness, hydrate the skin and banish blemishes. To achieve the Perfect Complexion look no further than this gift set to look and feel brighter, smoother and more radiant.