IT’S NATIONAL Fitness Day on Wednesday.
There will be free events taking place around the country to highlight the health benefits of physical activity.
This week I’ve looked at ways to keep fit for free, while our Beauty Editor has put repairing face serums to the test.
TENNIS: Apart from losing weight and toning your body, tennis also improves bone density and increases flexibility.
And we are all a bit obsessed with it since Emma Raducanu won the US Open.
Tennis For Free offers free tennis sessions for all ages nationwide at public parks.
Equipment is provided. See tennisforfree.com.
GYM: Celebs including Michelle Keegan love working out.
If you want to try out a gym without membership costs and have no obligation to sign up, try a day pass.
Nuffield Health has 113 gyms and you just need to go to nuffieldhealth.com to get a pass.
Total Fitness also offers this at its 16 health clubs. See totalfitness.co.uk.
WILD SWIMMING: While the thought of this terrifies me, wild swimming has some great benefits for both mind and body.
Celebs from Fearne Cotton to David Cameron love it.
Be careful to build up slowly, know your limits and check where is safe to swim. For more information, see wildswimming.co.uk.
Beauty with Gabriella Stein
BUDGET: Natura Siberica, Anti-Ox Wild Blueberry Renewing Facial Serum (£6.99, 30ml, naturasiberica.co.uk): Enriched with wild volcanic blueberries – rich in antioxidants – to accelerate the skin’s renewal process and improve tone and elasticity.
Has a gorgeous, fruity scent and absorbed well.
Skin looked fresh and bright as soon as I applied it and I noticed a gradual improvement the more I used it.
MID: VICHY, Mineral 89 Probiotic Recovery Serum (£29, 30ml, vichy.co.uk): Formulated specifically to stimulate regeneration and improved elasticity and radiance.
Vichy Volcanic Water is rich in 15 minerals and works to increase and repair the skin’s barrier.
I used it morning and night and saw a noticeable improvement in skin texture and plumpness.
Will keep using this as the first step of my routine after cleansing.
LUXURY: Paula’s Choice, Discoloration Repair Serum (£46, 30ml, paulaschoice.co.uk): Can be used on any skin type to fade dark spots, pigmentation and sun damage.
I felt a tingling sensation when first applied, as the skin needs to build up tolerance before increasing to three to four times per week.
I have a few areas of pigmentation which really improved.
Does what it promises and would recommend to anyone who has dark patches.