Get Ready for Bathing Suit Season

Get ready for bathing suit seasonSummer is right around the corner. After a winter full of bad habits, what are some changes we can make to get bathing suit ready? Personal trainer to the stars Ashley Borden joins Easy Does It host Ereka Vetrini to share some tips.

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According to Borden, the first thing step that she tells her clients is to eliminate dairy, even if just for a week. "Only because a lot of people don't know if in fact they are lactose intolerant or not. And you don't know until you don't have it," she explains.

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Borden also says it's important to monitor your sodium intake. In addition, she says, "a lot of people actually don't even realize that artificial sweeteners are also very bloating because they are like, well, I'm not consuming any calories. But that can also really upset the stomach and bloat you as well." And finally, Borden says to drink a lot of water.

For some simple and effective exercises you can do every day, says Borden, "Circuits are great. You can do them at home. You can just set a timer." Borden suggests working your upper and lower body as well as your core during your circuit. A combination she recommends is reverse lunges, push ups, a plank, and then a side bridge. "Set your timer for 10 or 15 minutes and go through that combo as many times as you can. That's a great workout," she says.

But you also want to make sure that you don't forget doing stuff that involves pulling. So like these bands are fantastic. You can wrap them around any pole or a doorknob. So working your pull will help keep your posture upright and also give you that confident look.

And Benton's secret tip for getting bathing suit ready? "This foam roller is the best secret weapon I have that I use with my celebrities and all my other clients. This is excellent for helping to reduce cellulite." She says it can work "everything that you see in a bathing suit." It makes your muscles tighter, promotes circulation, and helps you recover from hard workouts. "It's like your BFF," she says.

However, the biggest thing Benton tells everyone, particularly those who are heading to pool parties or the beach, is to be confident. "If you walk around with good posture and confidence and you don't have a perfect body, who cares?" She says to make sure you feel good in whatever bathing suit you choose - one-piece or bikini. She notes, "You don't have to be almost totally nude in order to feel hot on the beach."

For more great health and fitness tips, check out AshleyBorden.com.

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