The GLORIOUS! guide for your summer staycation…
1. Stand up to get slim
Personal trainer Jenny Cromack from Motiv8 said sitting down for long periods may slow your weight loss. She commented: “It’s a great idea to set an alarm to remind you to stand up every half hour, even if it’s just to stretch your legs or make a cup of tea. Studies have found that a 130lb woman burns 78 calories per hour sitting ‘quietly’, whereas she will burn 99 calories whilst standing ‘quietly’. Invest in a standing desk and this will help you burn even more calories as you work and may also help to improve your posture.”
2. Wear Sunscreen
We may be in the UK but the forecast is hot!
3. Keep Hydrated
Out in the sunshine for long days and nights will take its toll on your body so dietitian and lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University Vicky Gould suggests upping your water intake now. She said: “Drinking enough fluid is vital to maintain good health. Our bodies need around two litres of water a day to stay hydrated, and more than this if the temperature rises or we are exercising. Water is the perfect way to hydrate healthily as is it calorie free – perfect if you are watching your weight. In addition, our bodies can sometimes confuse the signals of thirst with hunger, so if you are tempted to snack try a drink of water first. You might actually be thirsty!”
4. Be Mindful
Why not make sure you stop and appreciate the long summer nights and blooming garden.
5. Eat light…… and tasty
Our SkinnyLicious range of light and healthy soups, delicious comfort food with fewer than 150 calories per portion. They are available in a variety of delicious flavours; Bangalore Lentil Daal, Fragrant Thai Carrot, Singapore Crushed Tomato, Sicilian Tomato and Balsamic, Goan Tomato and Lentil, Limited Edition Russian Beetroot, New England Butternut Squash and Spanish Red Pepper, Tomato and Chorizo. They are available in 600g pots in ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Ocado.