Summer is creeping up and for most of us it starts to get slightly daunting the thought of having to pull out the swimwear, having it been dusting away in the cupboard since last Summer!
Nothing is better than feeling confident on the beach. So at Chi HQ, we have put together some exercise tips to get you pumped up and sweating! We believe keeping an active lifestyle is not only important for your health, but it has a range of other benefits! It makes you physically stronger, improves your skin, happier, relaxed, it helps keep your immune system functioning, and the list goes on! To get your body moving and ready to take on this summer, here are 20 minutes exercise regime of moderate intensity. It is perfect to do 3-5 times a week!
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Summer #GetfitwithChi Challenge 1
Repeat 3 TIMES
30 seconds sprint
50 jumping jacks
20 lunges each leg
10 push ups
Option 1 (beginner)
Option 2 (advance)
30 seconds mountain climber
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Do you wish you were meditating on warm, exfoliating sand, with the salted sea crisp breeze combing your hair and the smell of nature right at your feet? At ChiHQ we would definitely love a taste of this dreamy tropical paradise, and what better way to feel this moment than with the spirit of yoga. It is the perfect workout to take your mind to a calm, mindful place. Not only is yoga a fantastic exercise to get you feeling fit and toned, it can drift you off into a magical/wonderful place! #Namaste
What are the benefits to Yoga?
- It helps to reduce stress
- Increase your flexibility
- And has many other hidden benefits that may surprise you – in the office, bedroom or kitchen!
If you’re struggling to eat healthily and your first goal this summer is to feel fit and fabulous on the beach, regular Yoga may just be the solution! It has been known to help mindful eating habits, awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating, and can help to fight certain cravings through many yoga breathing exercises, which will result to you choosing the healthy options! Whether you are doing it in the living room, in the park, office or at a class here are 3 essentials to get you geared up for it, take with you:
- Coconut Water – Hydration is key to optimise performance. A bottle of our 100% Raw Organic Chi Coconut Water is the perfect thirst quencher and will restore energy levels TWICE as fast as water and sport drinks without any fat or sugar.
- Yoga Mat – A nice and comfortable mat is always needed to make you feel more relaxed to help you get to that happy place aswell as releasing pressure on your body from hard surfaces.
- Foam Roller – Before and after your Yoga workout, use a foam roller to self-massage any tight areas of the body. It is used to lengthen the muscle in order to break up adhesion and scar tissue. This will allow an increase bloody circulation, which will help muscle performance. On top of this it flushes any muscle toxins that have been building up.
It’s that time of year again, when most of us try to regain some normality in our lives following the festive season. This often involves one little word, and that’s ‘detox.’ Luckily for us, our bodies detox naturally every day. Our livers, kidneys and gut do a fabulous job of ridding unwanted toxins from our bodies. So when we talk about detoxing here at Chi, it is important to know what we mean…
Detoxing “the Chi way” is all about cleansing the mind, body and soul to help us ease back into our routines, and get us back in tip-top shape for the New Year.
At Chi, we don’t believe in living on juice diets, or restricting ourselves from foods that give us pleasure. Instead, we believe in balance. Balance is the key to health and happiness!
We all find our own balance, in our own way, and everyone is different. What works for some, may not work for others, but we think that starting with these steps might just help you on your path to finding your balance, and a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Detox your mind
“Positive mind, positive vibes, positive life.”
Rid yourself of negative thoughts, and adopt a positive attitude for the new year. Stop putting yourself down, challenge yourself, learn new things and above all, TRY new things.
The best way to find inner peace and channel good, positive energy is to take up yoga, meditation or tai chi. Luckily, they’re all on-trend, so classes shouldn’t be too hard to find. Why not try Yoga with a breathtaking view at the top of The Shard? Click here for more info.
Detox your body
Rid yourself of the unhealthy habits you’ve picked up over the holidays:
- Drink plenty of water (at least 2 litres a day)
- Replace unhealthy snacks and drinks with healthier alternatives that you enjoy
- Take up a new sport, or join the gym. (Even if you don’t fancy using the machinery, most gyms have really great classes which can really motivate you. Try FRAME) And above all,
- Most importantly, REST. Rest is just as important as the exercise itself.
Detox your soul
Find something that makes you happy, and schedule it in to your weekly routine. Whether it be painting, dancing or eating a pile of chocolate brownies, if it makes you happy, then you should probably do it. (Of course, if you’re going to go for the chocolate brownie option, limit yourself to once a week!)
Detox your skin
Treat your skin, the same way you would treat your gut this January. Try to buy chemical free skincare products, and perfume free make-up. Neal’s Yard have a great range.
Add a little colour to your plate
Greens are great, really great, but like we said, balance is the key to a happier and healthier lifestyle. Make your plates more colourful by adding beetroots, tomatoes, sweet potato or colourful fruits to your salads. You will find that the colour of your fruit or veg will often tell you a lot about its benefits and properties. For example, blue and purple foods are often rich in anti-oxidants and contain anti-ageing benefits.
SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS
Just because we’re all taking part in Dry January, it doesn’t mean we have to give up shots… not the green ones anyway! Just like you’d splash out 50p for an extra dollop of Guacamole on your Burrito, try adding a shot of Wheatgrass, Spirulina or Chlorella next time you’re ordering/making your green smoothie. We promise that you’ll feel the difference! Buy here.