Saturday, 23 June 2012

So long wobbles!

Celebrity personal trainer Elia Siaperas reveals his five top tips to help you beat your jelly belly

Written by Katy Pearson

He's the man who transformed the figures of weather girl Clare Nasir, soap queen Hannah Waterman and West End star Jennifer Ellison. Now Elia Siaperas tells us his top five tips to sorting your tum for summer.

1) Reduce stress. We run several classes at The Laboratory Spa & Health Club that will really help to reduce your stress levels. Try out an Iyenger class which uses techniques to correct body alignment and regulate stress levels through breathing exercises, which produces a feeling of calmness and control. Or try the Pilates Yoga Fusion class to help strengthen and tone the core muscles and abdomen, improve posture and flexibility and promote emotional balance and wellbeing

2) Go flat out. Lie flat on your back and slowly bring your right leg up to your chest, whilst keeping the other leg as close to the floor as possible. Hold you right leg in this position for 20 seconds. Repeat with the other leg, holding for 20 seconds. Repeat these stages 5 times more.

3) Keep on it. Keep your core muscles engaged at various times of the day. When you are sat down pull your tummy button towards your lower back and hold for 15 seconds. This is an easy exercise and can be undertaken during the day without anyone even knowing! This will cause the abdominal muscles to strengthen, reducing your tummy.

4) Stay fresh. Make sure you eat plenty of fresh foods high in fibre such as beans, lentils, seeds, nuts and leafy greens. These foods will help fill you up without adding excess calories. Make sure you chew these foods thoroughly to slow down your eating and give your body time to register that it is full.

5) Get protein. Try to avoid consuming high GI foods as these foods put stress on the body. Instead opt for a low-glycaemic diet which reduces cortisol production and put less stress on the body. I recommend small, protein based meals with complex carbohydrates to help lower cortisol levels and reduce fat distribution to the lower abdomen. Exercise to remain fit and healthy, but combine it with milder exercise programmes such as Yoga, Pilates or swimming. This is because a tired body actually produces more cortisol, which is counter-productive



Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Boarders Dormitory Master-Mistress
We are looking to appoint a Dormitory Mistress/Master for 5 nights per week, weekday evenings and nights only, term time. (35 weeks). [...]

APPLY NOW


Housekeeper to Headmaster
We have an opportunity for an experienced live-out housekeeper. You will provide a cleaning and hospitality service for the Headmaster and his guests and help to ensure the household runs efficiently. [...]

APPLY NOW


Full Time Housekeeper, Nanny
We are looking for a full time, live-out housekeeper/nanny. We are a relaxed young couple living in a large country house, and will have one newborn baby. [...]

APPLY NOW


Experienced Carer, Companion, Housekeeper needed
Our elderly mother needs a live in carer/companion on a part time basis. Must be warm hearted, calm & compassionate, with a good sense of humour. [...]

APPLY NOW


Live-in Housekeeper
Our client is looking for a very capable, experienced individual to become the new housekeeper at their 6 bedroom, rural home. [...]

APPLY NOW



MORE JOBS LIKE THESE
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter