(It will make you smile)
The clocks have changed at last! So it’s goodbye (and good riddance) to a chilly spring, and hello to glorious summer sunshine – well, we live in hope! And what a summer, with a Royal Wedding to kick things off.
Meghan takes her health and fitness very seriously. But according to a recent interview with Best Health Magazine, our princess-to-be is more concerned about how she feels than how she looks - wow!!
Harry’s bride isn’t the only celeb with a great attitude towards aging. Actress Liz Hurley dazzled the paparazzi for many years (remember ‘THAT dress’), but the 52-year old is now more keen on feeling healthy than looking skinny.
The quest for size zero doesn’t keep Kelly Brook up at night either. Slamming celebrity weight-loss DVDs for taking advantage of fans, she advises us to eat and exercise in moderation – and to learn to love our body shape.
Whatever their diet and exercise regime (or regimen - similar meaning, take your pick), these three fair ladies have discovered the secret to a healthy lifestyle - it’s about the mind, not just the body. Katie Williams agrees.
The Aussie fitness expert warns about the dangers of exercising too much. And encourages us to try meditation (just like her), for a balanced approach to physical and mental wellbeing. From former Ninja Warrior to former Bond Girl:
Lovely Halle has a lot to smile about. She has an amazing red carpet figure, thanks to her new-found love of yoga. Model Iskra Lawrence also shares this quest for happiness – in her case, by being body positive.
From insecure teenager to Instagram sensation, Iskra believes healthy living is about self-esteem, not extreme dieting. This girl has definitely found her mojo, and her 4 million followers are well on the way to finding theirs!
Looking good and feeling great is a very personal thing, and great skin comes top of many a wish list. Did you know, Koreans use face slapping to boost circulation for flawless skin? But the feel-good factor is more than a pretty face …
Maybe he can’t compete with Song’s beauty regime (no offence, Ken), but this 83-year old has definitely found the secret to a very fit and very long life. Staying active appears to slow down the ageing process, doesn’t it?
It’s not easy to find the right routine, and stick to it. Hands up, who’s broken their New Year’s resolutions already? How we eat, exercise, relax, even look after our skin … we have to make huge efforts, to protect good habits.
But keep an eye on those Scandinavians, they’re already living the dream. We love their hygge philosophy, about seeking contentment. And now we’re embracing their lagom concept too, enjoying all things in moderation.
Being strict and doing without, driving harder and pushing further. We’re nervous about regime, but we shouldn’t be. Done properly, regime is simply about bringing good habits together, for a fuller and happier lifestyle.
The Scandis call it lagom, OSIM call it balance – whatever you call it, isn’t it time you found some??