Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise to get toned and powerful thigh muscles
- Celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather reveals how to get fit in 15 minutes
- She advises people to try side shuffle squat touch-downs to get toned thighs
- Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton recommends eating healthy fats such as oily fish
- While Liz Hemmings picks out stylish fitness clothes for the exercise regime
WHAT TO DO
For toned, powerful thighs, celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk) recommends side shuffle squat touch-downs.
Put your mat down, set the timer for a minute and get started. Shuffle — taking quick side steps — from one length of the mat to the other, moving into a nice wide squat at each end, with your bottom out — and touch your outer arm to the floor by your outer foot.
If you want it to be more dynamic, jump your side shuffle from one side to the other.
Celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather reveals how to get toned and powerful thigh muscles in just 15 minutes, advising people to try side shuffle squat touch-downs (above)
Continue side to side for a minute, then take a minute’s rest and repeat for a total of ten minutes.
WHAT TO EAT
Your diet can help to build strong, sculpted thigh muscles, says nutritionist Amanda Hamilton (amandahamilton.com).
Make sure to include plenty of healthy fats: you can replace fats found in processed food with healthy omega-3 fats such as oily fish, flaxseed and nuts and seeds.
These help with blood circulation. Poor circulation reduces the body’s ability to deliver nutrients to skin cells, causing them to cluster together, compounding cellulite.
Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton recommends eating plenty of healthy fats such as oily fish and flaxseed (pictured, stock image)
Ensure you are getting enough protein, and aim for a palm-size portion of quality animal or plant protein at each main meal.
The amino acids will keep you fuller for longer, and are also vital for healthy connective tissue.
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