Summer holidays are coming up, and beach weather is just around the corner (well, we hope! lol), and one of the most common things we hear clients talking about on the sofa in our clinic is this:
The topic of getting ‘summer body ready’ and losing stomach fat so they can go to the beach.
But let me just get one thing straight quickly, you can go to the beach no matter what your body type is,or what it looks like! So if you’re worrying about being ‘beach body ready’, I’d urge you to relax and enjoy all the time you have away, rather than fussing over how your body looks.
If your answer’s ‘yes’, this article is perfect for you.
Whether it’s a mini get-away in England, or if you’re jetting off for a change of scenery and a dose of sunshine… A holiday should be a chance to relax, unwind and completely enjoy yourself.
But how many holidays start out with the best intentions and end up with a week’s worth of regrets?
We can go months and months sticking to a pretty healthy and active routine, eating healthy, never missing our favourite exercise class with a friend or walk along the coast and staying on target, but a single week of going away can be enough to throw us completely off balance, and make us feel like we’ve gone all the way back to square one.
We held our “Better Balance and Less Falls” event for anyone who wanted to come along and put their balance to the test, and for anyone who has noticed they’re feeling a bit unsteady on their feet lately.
Here’s a picture from the event:
During the event we did a lot of fun activities like playing a game or two of ‘one-legged darts’, and the ‘can you walk in a straight line?’ test, to find out just how steady (or just how wobbly) everyone was on their feet.
A gentleman called the clinic the other day with growing concerns about his wife, and asked us this:
“Why does my wife keep falling over?…”
He continued to tell us that his wife, Linda, 71, generally has good health, but lately she’s been having difficulty controlling her balance and loses confidence every time she falls – so much so, that she’s scared to leave the house without him, or their Daughter by her side, just incase she falls over and there’s no one there to help her get back up.
After Easter leaves us feeling like we’ve entered a food coma for 72 hours, interrupted by a family roast and maybe a little spot of self-loathing as we finish our seventh Creme egg…
The good news is, chocolate CAN actually be good for you, and has plenty of health benefits too – so you don’t have to beat yourself up!
Now of course, there’s a reason Doctors and health professionals aren’t telling you to go to the nearest store and stock up on as much Cadbury’s as you can possibly get your hands on. When it comes to your health, chocolate can be a bit of a mixed bag…