Olita Dubanevica, a sales manager in Alliance Imp & Exp Cosmetics as well as an avid International Bikini Competitor is here to answer all fitness queries from readers.
“Through weight training, clean eating and good nutrition I transformed my body which makes me happier and more alive today. If it worked for me, I know it will work for all women willing to live a healthier lifestyle. And it’s a great pleasure for me today to inspire and motivate people to have leaner and shapelier physique. ‘Ladies, remember, we are just as tough as men are. Stay strong because you are worth it!’”
“Let’s face the truth; reading books and working out will never go out of fashion!” “It’s all about ‘doing the right things.’ Setting realistic goals, breaking out of my comfort zone and not giving up are the things which helped me to stay focused and keep moving towards my success. Competing at UKBFF (bikini tall category) was very challenging for me this year. It was great to see how far I can push my body and what it is capable of doing. It simply feels great to wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction. No matter how busy I get with my full time job, I always create time for a good workout.”
“Creating a great balance in my life helped me to get fit, healthy, confident, energized, stay focused and sharp throughout the day. I have learnt the discipline and patience through the hard work. I have never believed in diets but eating according to my goal is the only key”.
1. Starting a regular exercise program is the only good for your overall health. Find an activity you enjoy – jogging, yoga, cycling, swimming, brisk walking – and plan it into your week. Also deep belly breathing, kneeling pelvic tilt and keels will be most effective for you.
2. The best way to find out if she is at a healthy weight or she needs to lose weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian, who can compare her weight with healthy norms. And you as a mum should start with yourself, be a positive role model involving the whole family in building healthy eating and physical activity habits: take dancing lessons, play badminton, frisbee, bowling, take the stairs, trampoline park (bounce.ae) and many more …
3. A treadmill requires focus and responsibility. Distractions, such as talking on your phone or watching television, stepping off a moving treadmill, going bare foot, not looking towards, relying on hand trails cause most injuries associated with treadmill use. Otherwise it’s one of the most popular exercise equipment, which provides a straightforward, efficient aerobic workout.