Get fit in 15 minutes: Celebrity personal trainer reveals the best exercise to start your day
- Nadya Fairweather suggests starting your day with stretching in the garden
- Dietician Lola Briggs advises swapping coffee for a mug of hot water
- Liz Hemmings reveals a selection of stylish fitness clothes for the work out
WHAT TO DO
A lovely way to start your day is with some gentle stretching in the garden, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).
Lying on your back on a yoga mat, pull your knees into your chest. Open your arms wide, keep your knees bent and gently drop your knees and feet to the right until they touch the ground. Turn your face to the left.
Keep breathing slow in and out of the nose, eyes closed. Stay here for at least 30 slow breaths. Now bring knees back to centre and let them drop to the left — face looking right.
Anyone with back injuries or disc problems should avoid this stretch.
Celebrity personal trainer suggests starting your day with gentle stretching in the garden
WHAT TO EAT
Dietitian Lola Briggs (togetherhealth.co.uk) says your diet can help to Improve flexibility in your morning workout. Try swapping coffee for an invigorating mug of hot water, with added ginger, turmeric and lemon.
Ginger can help boost circulation and reduce Inflammation, keeping your joints supple; turmeric can aid muscle repair and lemon can help with digestion. Opt for plenty of ‘rainbow foods’, too, such as blueberries, beetroots and deep green veggies (such as spinach and kale). These reduce inflammation and damage in the body, which can be a cause of muscle stiffness and pain. Add to smoothies for a supercharged breakfast. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too.
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