Fit mum Sophie Guidolin, 31, reveals the seven ways to lose weight this summer


A personal trainer and fit mother has revealed the seven ways to lose weight this summer, and the S.M.A.R.T technique she swears by for achieving her goals. 

Sophie Guidolin, 31, from Queensland, said there are many misconceptions around weight loss and many people assume that more cardio and less food are the answer, but this is simply not the case.

‘Not only is this an unsustainable lifestyle, but it could deeply affect your health,’ Sophie wrote on her website.  

A personal trainer and fit mother has revealed the seven ways to lose weight this summer, and the S.M.A.R.T technique she swears by for achieving her goals (Sophie Guidolin pictured)

Sophie (pictured) said you need to set S.M.A.R.T goals, which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely

Sophie (pictured) said you need to set S.M.A.R.T goals, which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely

1. Set a realistic goal

The first thing Sophie said you should do for summer weight loss is take the time to write

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Cyber Monday Deal From CAROL, an AI-Powered Exercise Bike That Helps Get Users Fit in 9 Minutes a Day in 8 Weeks


NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CAROL announces $500 off its AI-powered, HIIT exercise bike scientifically shown to help users get fit in under 9 minutes a day. The Cyber Monday deal (coupon code CM700) is available at carolfitai.com. In addition to the discount, the company is also offering a free one-year subscription and a chest belt as an added bonus.

CAROL (usual price $2,995 – now $2,495 with coupon code CM700), is pushing the boundaries of everything we know about exercise and is scientifically shown to give results in the shortest amount of time possible. A session on CAROL delivers a more effective and better workout than regular cardio.

Every session on CAROL is personalized and two 20 second sprints mean that 3 rides a week on CAROL (as part of a full 8-minute 40-second session that includes an effortless warm up and warm down) will help

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Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise to improve your calves


Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise to improve your calves

  • Personal trainer Nadya Fairweather says try lunges with heel lifts to tone calves
  • Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson recommends eating bison, eggs and grilled chicken
  • Here, FEMAIL has also picked out the latest sports clothes to get you in shape

WHAT TO DO 

To tone your calves, try lunges with heel lifts, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).

Step back into a lunge position, with your right leg bending your back knee, keeping your back straight.

Lift and lower the heel of the front foot off the floor. Pulse it with control. Go for 20 seconds, then 10 seconds to switch legs. Repeat 20 seconds on the left leg, then a ten second rest with time to switch. Do eight

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Can you travel for exercise in lockdown? Covid restrictions around keeping fit outdoors in England, explained




a person riding on the back of a park: People will be encouraged to exercise outside again as England enters a second lockdown (Photo: Getty)


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People will be encouraged to exercise outside again as England enters a second lockdown (Photo: Getty)

Gyms and leisure centres have closed their doors for a second time this year, as England went into a month-long lockdown in November.

This means people will have to brave the winter weather and exercise outdoors for at least the next four weeks.

Here is everything you need to know about where you can exercise, how far you can travel to get there, and who you can go with.

Where can I exercise during lockdown?

The rules state that you can exercise outdoors during lockdown. They do not give a time limit for how long you can exercise for, but do say you should “minimise time spent outside your home”.

Outdoor public places include:

  • Neighbourhood streets, parks, beaches, and the countryside
  • Public gardens and grounds (whether or not you
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Short bursts of intense exercise could help people get fit in time for summer


Short bursts of intense exercise – known as HIIT – could help you get back into shape by summer and stay that way, a UNSW Sydney exercise physiology researcher says.

Short bursts of intense exercise could help people get fit in time for summer

Running up an incline like a staircase is one example of doing HIIT – high-intensity interval training. UNSW Medicine researcher Dr Andrew Keech runs uphill near his home and says it’s a great, efficient way to keep fit. Photo: Shutterstock

Getting fit by exercising intensely for a few minutes a day, several times a week, might sound too good to be true if COVID-19 lockdown has left you with an expanded waistline.

And with the coming and going of exercise trends with catchy names and celebrity endorsements, it would be easy to dismiss high-intensity interval training (HIIT) as just another fad.

But it’s far from it and could be your answer to getting back into shape in

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British PM ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’ but self-isolating in virus scare


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday he was in “good health” and had no symptoms despite self-isolating after an MP he was in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.

“It doesn’t matter that I’m fit as a butcher’s dog, feel great…that I’ve had the disease and I’m bursting with antibodies,” he said in a video released on Twitter.

“We’ve got to interrupt the spread of the disease and one of the ways we can do that now is by self-isolating for 14 days when contacted by Test and Trace,” he added, saying he would lead the  virus response from his Downing Street home.

Johnson spent three days in intensive care with coronavirus in April. This time round, he said he was not suffering any symptoms and health minister Matt Hancock on Monday described him as “full of beans”.

The prime minister was informed by the  Test and Trace scheme

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Does Your TRICARE Supplement Insurance Plan Fit Your Family?


Presented by MOAA Insurance Plans, endorsed by Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), administered by Mercer

When it comes to your health care, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. TRICARE offers generous coverage, but it was never designed to cover everything.

That’s why some military associations and companies offer different types of TRICARE supplement insurance plans – designed for military families in many different situations – whether you’re on active duty, in the National Guard or Reserves, or already retired.

But how do you ­­decide which plan is best for you? It depends on many factors:

· Where do you usually get your medical care?

· Do you or a family member have an ongoing medical issue?

· Are you looking for a supplement that mainly helps to protect your budget against big medical expenses?

· Would you rather have a plan that limits how much you’ll pay out of pocket for

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