25 Hacks For Summer Success!
Look hot, stay cool and ace this season in spades
1 Amp up your plank
“Planks are a fail-safe isometric move for core strengthening,” says Pilates instructor Jess Schuring. This threeminute routine will target your transverse abs, rectus abs and obliques: 60-second forearm plank; 60-second high plank with shoulder taps; 30-second side plank with slow hip lifts, then switch arms for another 30 seconds.
2 Cash in your rewards
Instead of sacrificing valuable party money on gifts, use rewards points like eBucks and Discovery Miles to soften the blow. “This is the time to max out any rewards programme that you have access to, whether it is your bank, cell phone provider, grocery store or pharmacy,” says Eunice Sibiya, head of consumer education at FNB. “Even a few cents on an item will make a difference.”
3 Drink green tea cool
Melt a handful of ice cubes on some green tea leaves. Let it steep for two hours to max out the antioxidants. Keep it cool by pouring into a stainless steel thermos (see page 74) and sip throughout the day.
Supercharge your fitness, health and beauty routines with these simple tweaks
Humid summer air can turn your hair a bit 80s Aerosmith – only minus the rock-star cred. Tame it by popping on a layer of hair mask (try L’Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curl Nourishment Masque, R90), then braid your hair, says hairstylist Andreas Wild. Later, wash out for soft, easy waves. For flyaways, spritz hairspray onto a toothbrush and run over your hairline. We like Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Perfector Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Oil Spray (R150).