KIDS who exercise regularly are more likely to do fitness throughout their lives.
Don’t panic if you’ve lapsed…apparently it’s never too late and one of the best ways to get back into it is by doing things you actually loved as a child.
We’ve had a look at some of them and tested very grown up coffee scrubs…
I was amazed to discover that it’s officially England’s favourite racket sport in terms of participation numbers.
It provides a full body and cardiovascular workout and an hour can burn 440 calories.
It’s cheap too – a racket costs £20, sessions in sports centres are about £3.
To find your nearest ‘no strings’ session go to www.badmintonengland.co.uk
When you’re past a certain age you make look a bit daft in a tutu but the barre workout is a brilliant combination of pilates, yoga, resistance training and ballet for adults.
I love the BarreConcept, it combines cardio with toning… and really works!
They have teachers around the UK plus for just £9 a month you can do videos at home (in your tutu if you want!). www.barreconcept.co.uk
A new survey has shown that 3.1 million people who rode as kids want to get back into the saddle.
It sounds daunting but anyone of any age or ability can take it up.
And you don’t need to gallop – you can burn 145 sitting on a walking horse for an hour.
But you do need to go to a reputable riding school.
The British Horse Society has over 600 approved schools. www.bhs.org.uk
LUXURY:Isla Apothecary, Coffee & Cinnamon Body Polish £23.00, 200g
A mix of coffee, walnut shells and Dead Sea salt, this scrub promises to purge surface impurities as well as buff the skin to support circulation and reduce cellulite.
It also contains jojoba and vitamin E oils to soften and moisturise.
This was grainy and thick – great for exfoliation.
The oils left my skin feeling silky-soft.
But the cinnamon scent was so too off putting. Shame!
Available at islaapothecary.com
MID: Bean Body Coffee Scrub, Peppermint £14.95, 220g
Claims to reduce the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks and more.
Also includes demerara sugar and Himalayan salt for exfoliating and removing skin blemishes.
Coconut oil, vitamin E and cocoa help to hydrate, nourish and rejuvenation.
Smelt lovely, like mint chocolate but it lingered all day so if you don’t like coffee legs this isn’t for you!
But a scrub that really does the job – my favourite.
Available at uk.beanbodycare.com
BUDGET:Optiat Coffee Scrub, Mouthwatering Mandarin £9.99, 220g
Using all natural ingredients this scrub promises soft, smooth, glowing skin. Also claims to fight the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and acne as it is high in antioxidants.
Using high-quality coffee sourced from shops around London, shea butter and almond oil for moisturise and orange for the best smell of the three. But didn’t give enough scrub.
If it had a few more grains it would have been my favourite!
Available at www.optiat.co.uk