Trainer Kristy Robertson of Auckland’s Spa at the Pullman shares her tips for achieving optimum health.
Minor tweaks to your daily routine can make a big difference, says trainer Kristy Robertson of Auckland's Spa at the Pullman. Follow her lead and…
◆ Ditch alcohol. You’ll reduce bloating caused by fluid retention, your skin will be less dehydrated, and better circulation and improved sleep patterns will reduce dark under-eye circles.
◆ Don’t crash diet. A drastic drop in calories can cause the body to store energy in case the lack of food continues. In some cases, the metabolic rate also slows down to compensate. If you’re keen to tone up, avoid these effects by making small, healthy changes with a view to sensible weight loss over a longer term.
◆ Make water your first port of call. The body senses any lack of vital nutrients, minerals and fluid, and compels you to replenish yourself. We often go for a quick food fix, and it’s often a salty food, as this is the body’s way of making you thirsty to encourage you to ingest more fluid. Instead of immediately reaching for a snack, try drinking water and waiting a moment before eating. You might find it was liquid your body was craving.
◆ Switch up your workouts. The body eventually adapts to the exercise you do, so after a few weeks, weight loss plateaus and muscle definition slows. Maintain your progress by changing one aspect of your routine every month – ride a bike instead of going for a run, for instance. For more info, visit spaatthepullman.co.nz.