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Looking Great For Summer That Won't Break The Bank.

Jun 10, 2008
With the summer holidays rushing towards us, you have only just got time to get into shape so that you will look good in your swim wear. Owners of a gym membership can always start to go again but it is not worth taking out expensive membership now. Lets face it if you are not a member now you will only let it lapse until next year. There are other ways to get in shape that won't cost a fortune.

Think about your daily routine and how you can incorporate exercise into. Those who work in offices should stop using the lift and use the stairs instead. To get into a routine, just use the down stairs to start with. As you get used to that, start leaving the lift one floor early to walk up, increasing to two floors and so on. If you work on the ground floor, then try getting off your bus one stop earlier and walking the rest of the way and do the same on the way home. Tube travellers have more of a problem but try using the down stairs for a while before attempting the often long and steep stairs up. This strategy will takes longer so be prepared to start out earlier to give yourself enough time to get to work. It is easy to fall back into bad habits.

Now you have your legs in shape, you have to work on those arms and abs and your supermarket will help. At the check out, load your bags so that the weight in the bags is the same for each arm. As you walk back to your car or to the bus stop, slowly lift your arms up until they are straight in front of you, hold and then slowly lower them back to your sides. Repeat, but with your arms straight out to the sides. This will give you a great work out for free and you will be trading the strange looks in the car park for admiring ones by the pool or at the beach.

One of the areas often overlooked is the face. Sure you apply moisturiser and make up but you need to do more. Start doing a few facial exercises, isometric are best, as these will increase the muscle tone and give your face a better definition. This is not just for the older faces, young faces will benefit as well because a few well chosen facial exercises done now will keep your good looks for longer.

The sun is there all through the day, even when there are clouds in the sky and it is affecting your skin, drying, tanning and ageing. So when summer comes it is accelerating that process and you need to take care. If you are lying in the sun wear sun blocker on your face and neck and even on the back of your hands. These areas take sun all the time so you need to protect them. You can take the sun in the first and last hour of your tanning time, just to even up your tan. Sun is good for you, but it can also cause skin cancer so you have to be sensible in your tanning regime.

In summer time you will be wearing a lot of open toed shoes, sandals and flip-flops so you need to get your feet in shape. Those with plenty of money can afford a trip to the beauty salon for a professional pedicure. Those on a more limited budget can always do it at home whilst watching a good DVD.

Dieting is something that people always rush into when thinking about their summer holiday but it may be too late to start in May because what you do not want to do is to starve your body of health giving vitamins that will help your skin to tan. What you can do is to cut down on all the empty foods such as chocolate, crisps and sugary drinks and increase the healthy stuff. Foods rich in beta-carotene such as carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, cantaloupe melons, romaine lettuce and fresh thyme will not only help in the tanning process but will also help to protect your skin from damage. Eating more fruit will also aid in increasing vitamin C levels. It is better to get your vitamins from natural sources rather than chugging down pills as the body will assimilate them easier.

Should you need convincing that you need to act now for summer, try putting on your swimsuit from last year and model it in front of your mirror. Don't despair, you can always buy a new one. Before you rush out to the shops, check out your summer wardrobe and see what needs throwing away and what can be refreshed by adding a new top or accessories. You can also treat yourself to a couple of new pairs of sandals to complete your new look.
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About the Author: Ian Richards is a freelance on many aspects of women's interest. As well as womens fitness read his tips on facial anti ageing .
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