The weather is getting better. It’s lighter in the evenings, lighter in the mornings and there’s more daylight to be out and about in.
Which means that we’re all more inclined to be active. And with the prospect of showing off more flesh on the beach and in summer clothes, you might feel prompted to shape up a bit, drop a few pounds and tone up.
It’s classic that after Wimbledon you get to see more people out on public tennis courts, knocking up. When the rest of the year they don’t venture onto a court at all.
The trick is not to overdo things too quickly
When you see an athlete or a perfectly honed body, what you have to remember is that it didn’t happen overnight.
Building up a six pack and perfect legs takes time and effort.
So don’t throw yourself into a faddish exercise and diet regime because it won’t last – and you can’t expect quick results either.
Slow and steady is the way to go.
Start every day with some gentle stretches. Work out how you can fit exercise into your schedule in the longterm. Rather than go on a crash diet, research healthy eating patterns that you are going to be able to stick with.
And as far as exercise goes, if you go all out for a run, tennis game or gym session when you’re not used to it, you’re to pull a muscle or damage a joint and then you’ll be out of the game for ages.
So take some professional advice, have a session with a personal trainer to see what’s doable and work out how much weight you want to lose and how long it’s going to take you (a 1lb a week is healthy). Oh, and remember to drink plenty of water during your sessions to make sure you are hydrated.
When you’re on a fitness and health regime, you’re going to want to pamper yourself and reward yourself too
So treat yourself occasionally – maybe some chocolate, a glass of wine, your favourite pudding.
And after exercising, the perfect way to reward your body is with a soak in our Genuine Dead Sea Bath Salts (which don’t involve you taking on board any calories!).
Let the bath salts work their centuries-old magic by relaxing and soothing tired muscles. And if you’d like to soak in water that’s fragranced, try our Bath Salts wtih Frankincense and Rose Petals or Jasmine and Rose Petals.
Afterwards, smooth some of our Natural Dead Sea Mineral Body Lotion into your skin. (Which has also been reported to help with eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.)
You can rest assured that you’re avoiding any artificial chemicals – all our products are 100% natural, vegan and sls free – they only contain naturally occuring minerals from the Dead Sea, a source of comfort for skin conditions and tired bodies for centuries past.
You can buy our Bath Salts and other products here online at Boots or in the High Street.
So when you’re preparing for sport, make sure we’re part of your post-exercise wind down regime!
Image via Virgin Money London Marathon
If you’re training for the London Marathon, your fitness levels should be soaring by now. You’ll have trained throughout the winter months on your strength and endurance, been following a specific diet and you’re probably looking forward to the 26th April when the event happens.
And we’d like to say congratulations.
It’s a big commitment in terms of time, energy and emotional input but your achievement as you cross the finishing line will feel fantastic.
Who Are You Running For?
You’re probably running to raise money for a charity – which is a great feeling. And you’ll also be stretching yourself to your limits at the same time – and what you find you are capable of could well surprise you.
Your fitness regime is crucial. So are the clothes and particularly the shoes you run in.
How Do You Look After Yourself Post-Training?
You’ll probably have worked out your own relaxation techniques to wind down after a run and what you should be eating to replenish your energy stores and build the right muscles.
Massages can be useful in easing taut muscles, as can soothing baths and showers after training.
For centuries people have visited the Dead Sea to take advantage of the natural healing powers of the mineral-rich waters. However you don’t have to visit the Dead Sea to get the benefit (and you probably won’t have time now in your training regime in any case!)
Which is why we’d like to suggest that you try out our Genuine Dead Sea Bath Salts. Run a bath and sprinkle in a handful and step in.
The Bath Salts will work their magic, soothing and relaxing taut muscles. And if you prefer to have a shower after training, then you can shower with our Natural Mineral Shower Cream which cleanses the body helping to release toxin build-ups. Oh and we have shampoo and conditioner to match, so you can take care of your hair at the same time.
Finish by moisturising your skin with our Natural Body Lotion and you’ll be ready to go.
You can rest assured that you won’t be blasting your skin and muscles with any artificial chemicals – all our products are 100% natural, contain no parabens and are SLS free. They’re also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
If you have an existing skin condition, like eczema or psoriasis, you could also find that our products help to ease the symptoms (just read our testimonials page to see what others have said and how they have found their skin improves).
We don’t make big technological claims for our products. They’re not endlessly tested in labs. Instead we let the centuries-old Dead Sea tradition speak for itself. If people have believed in its restorative powers for that amount of time, then maybe you should try out its natural minerals for yourself and see what a different they make to your post marathon training regime.
You’ll find all our products readily available in Boots and you can buy them online.