Here at The Fitness Blogger Network we had a chance to speak with Andreea Ghiorghiu ahead of her up and coming fitness boot camps in the stunning location of the Algarve in Portugal.
Andreaa is a health coach and body transformation and fat loss specialist, she is also WBFF Diva Fitness Model
and sponsored athlete for @AbsorbNutrition.
You can find Andreaa on Twitter here https://twitter.com/andreea_tina
I will also be heading out to Andreaa’s boot camp in May and I am looking forward to finding out more about exercise as preventative medicine, keep reading below to hear more about this from Andreaa.
I believe it’s virtually impossible to have optimal health without regular exercise—even if you eat properly.
Aim for a Well-Rounded Fitness Program and consider:
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)- This is when you alternate short bursts of high-intensity exercise with gentle recovery periods
- Strength Training
- Core Exercises – I do believe in core training, remember your body has 29 core muscles located mostly in your back, abdomen, and pelvis. They are the movement base throughout your entire body, and strengthening them will protect and support your back, reduce the injury risk on your spine and back and help you gain greater balance and stability
- Stretching & breathing techniques – I love yoga and 1 yoga session/week is mandatory especially if you live in London. Regular relaxation needs to be built into ones daily life. Reading, bathing, massage and listening to music can promote relaxation but watching TV does not!
- Avoid sitting down more than 20min/ try to stay active the whole day
Nutritional & lifestyle rules:
- Never skip meals! Make sure that you eat every 3-4 hours choosing healthy snacks – small and regular meals help to maintain energy levels and mood while decreasing tiredness, irritability and fat storage. You should eat your food in a relaxed environment and chewed thoroughly to promote optimum digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Ensure you get at least 7-8h sleep/night. Good quality sleep is the most underestimated factor for long term health and regeneration! To promote proper sleep make sure you bedroom is dark enough with adequate ventilation. Do not work in the bedroom.
-Eat natural, eat fresh, eat to feel nourished
- Eat high quality protein at regular periods
- Eat a rainbow coloured diet
- BE HYDRATED
- increase Omega-3 ratio
- think mineral rich foods
- low GI for balanced metabolism
- fibre for health
- Maximise with ‘superfoods’
- maintain ‘high-quality’ of food – hence avoid poor cooking techniques
- Limit high GI, refined and processed foods
- lower total intake from saturated fats
- limit total caffeine, alcohol diuretic intake
- Try not to eat late
- Limit intake of overly rich, spicy foods
- Limit intake of empty nutrients
Adopt a positive attitude – be happy and grateful! There are 2 main distinctions to being happy:
- being happy for the moment, feeling good, experiencing pleasure and having joy in whatever activity we are presently engaged in
- feeling ‘gratified’ and fulfilled, which is the long-lasting and more satisfying sense of well-being. A sense of purpose, personal growth, self-acceptance and positive relations with other are important rules for your psychological well-being.
Find out more here : http://www.bodystyling.org.uk/