Roll with it
Ready for the next retro trend? Foam rollers (we mean the exercise, not the hair kind) are having a moment again. Lauren Roxburgh, author of Taller, Slimmer, Younger (Ebury Publishing; R300), suggests using them for stretching among other things.
To do this, simply lie down and place a roller under your thighs, back or waist – any painful area that needs help. Apply pressure by pushing down as you roll over the foam, and do it a few times
to encourage circulation and to work out the knots and muscle tightness caused by stress or exercise. A few rounds of this, and you’ll soon feel better, move easier and stand taller.
Get your foam roller from Sportsmans Warehouse or Mr Price Sport for R300.
For The flu. Why Elderberries have flavonoids; antioxidants that help stop the influenza virus from replicating. While not an antidote, they can ease your symptoms. How Mix 1 tbsp elderberry syrup into water or black tea four times a day.
For Coughing. Why When you swallow honey, it feels like it’s coating your throat. This effect keeps postnasal drip from triggering irritation and coughing. How Before bed, stir ½-2 tsps honey into warm tea or water – or eat it straight from the spoon.
For The common cold. Why Vitamin C stimulates your immune system, helping you to fight off colds. How As soon as you start feeling poorly, take no more than 2 000mg a day.
For A stuffy nose. Why Nasal irrigation helps with congestion and postnasal drip. A saline rinse cleans mucous and washes away any virus particles. How In a Neti Pot or bulb syringe, mix saline with distilled water – not tap – and rinse twice a day.
coconut water, to bring you the facts you should know.
1Coconut water is more effective at hydrating than sports and energy drinks because it has higher potassium content.
Having to deal with tabloids spreading lies just to make sales. Are there annoying questions that reporters constantly ask you? Yes, it’s always, “Who are you dating?” “Are you fighting with…?” and “Are those your real boobs?” Before you step out the house, what three items do you always put in your bag? A cute pair of navy and silver Jimmy Choo sunglasses, my cellphone charger and a power bank, because my phone is my life! I don’t like to wear makeup if I’m not working, so I keep a little emergency kit in my handbag for those times when something unexpected pops up: powder, lipsticks, mascara, eyeliner and blush.