Get Fit in 15 Minutes: Celebrity Personal Trainer Reveals the Best Exercise to Tackle a Midlife Mid-Section
- Nadya Fairweather shares the best exercise you can do when fighting a midlife midfielder
- Amanda Hamilton says that eating soup with a spoon forces you to slow down
- Liz Hemmings unveils a selection of stylish fitness wear for your workout
WHAT TO DO
If you’re struggling with a mid-range, try airplane planks, says personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).
Start in your normal plank position. Reach your left arm as far under your body as possible, then bring it back and lift it above your head, turn your body so you are facing the sky, and repeat.
Try five with the left arm and repeat the same thing five times with the right arm.
Celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather says the best exercise in fighting a ‘midlife-middle’ are airplane planks
Give your shoulders a short break and then try again. Aim for three to five sets at a time.
WHAT TO EAT
Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton said soup is a great way to unlock fat loss because it has a low ‘kilojoule density’.
Your diet can help, too, says nutritionist Amanda Hamilton (amandahamilton.com).
Soup has a low ‘kilojoule density’ meaning it is low in calories relative to its volume, so it’s a great way to unlock fat loss. Eating soup with a spoon forces you to slow down, causing your brain to signal satiety sooner. It is also useful for batch cooking.
Beating a midlife spread also means ditching the bread. Most people are a little insulin resistant in their 40s, so reducing carbohydrate intake can help restore balance.
Instead of bread, try adding a protein-based topping, such as roasted chickpeas. Rinse the canned chickpeas, drain and dry them, mix them in a spice mixture and fry until crispy.
WHAT TO WEAR