Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to sculpt an hourglass figure
- Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise for achieving an hourglass figure
- Shona Wilkinson advises pairing the work out with a diet rich in chromium
- Stylist Liz Hemmings shared a selection of items to wear for the fitness routine
WHAT TO DO
For that sought-after hourglass figure, slim your waist and boost your bottom with a ‘side-step squat with rotation’, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk). Start with feet together.
Step wide to the right, squatting with the right leg (keep left straight). At the same time, rotate and extend arms out to the right, down low.
As you step foot back in, rotate arms up high and to the left. This will cause the upper body to rotate at the waist. Do 15-20 reps on the right side. Repeat on the left.
Celebrity fitness trainer Nadya Fairweather, recommends this ‘side-step squat with rotation’ exercise (pictured) to sculpt an hourglass figure
WHAT TO EAT
Women’s waists have grown 7in since the Fifties, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com). This is due to a more processed and calorific diet, plus less exercise.
Eat broccoli, which is high in chromium — a mineral that helps stop the fluctuating blood sugar levels that can lead to cravings.
Sardines can increase your sensitivity to the hormone leptin, which tells your body that you are full, leading to a reduced calorific intake.
Almonds are high in essential fatty acids, magnesium and calcium. These nutrients help prevent fluid retention and contain Vitamin E, which helps balance hormones to avoid pre-menstrual weight gain.
WHAT TO WEAR