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Cellulite – Tilting at windmills or solvable problem?

All women who are struggling with cellulite wondered at least once whether the solution to this problem is only a myth or is there someone who has won this battle.

The first step in removing cellulite – to get to know your opponent to choose the best weapon!

There are many theories about the emergence of cellulite, all of which are unanimous in that cellulite is both a medical and an aesthetic problem.
The very change in skin relief is due to fat accumulation and leakage of water into the fatty subcutaneous tissue. The fat cells then grow, the toxins get accumulated, and the support given by the connective tissue is lost. An important role in the development of cellulite have a hereditary factor, hormonal imbalance, improper diet, slow venous and lymphatic circulation and lack of exercise. So, cellulite is a layered problem, so its solution should also be approached the same way.

Cosmetics will not solve the problem of cellulite.

Cosmetics is just one of the very important factors in the treatment of cellulite. Proper skin care, the use of caffeine based products will stimulate micro-circulation of the skin and improve its tone. Very good instant results give detox body wraps in combination with exfoliating. Clearly, more the skin firmer is – the visibility of cellulite is less.

Enhanced circulation start the process of cellulite decomposition.

It would be best to act equally on the blood and lymphatic circulation. Wake up your body with the activities that makes you feel – a brisk walking with your pet, swimming, dancing, and do it so often that it becomes your lifestyle. For a better lymph flow, you should try a dry brushing – it’s important to do this every day with natural bristle brush. For this, do not have excuses, because it takes 2-3 minutes before showering, and you can see the result very fast. Excellent results gives a series of anti-cellulite massage combined with lymphatic drainage. You will get extra tone of skin, youthful shine and generally you will feel much better!

Strong muscles suppress cellulite to extermination!

It has long been known that strong muscles are not reserved only for men. Resistance exercises should not scare you. A chance to look too muscular is almost impossible unless the gym becomes your new passion, and you resolve it to be your new full-time job.
The equation is simple, as the muscles are growing, they suppress fats, which the body then “evaluates” as a bad company and started their decomposition. It’s just up to you to see what kind of exercise motivates you best – group exercise or with a personal trainer.
Stay consistent, even when it seems that the cellulite will remain there forever. Remember – maybe the step when you want to give up is the last one before achieving the goal! It would be a pity that such effort would fail.

The good news is that you have an ally in the fight against cellulite!

Now you know all details about hard, but perfectly feasible fight against cellulite. The great thing is this path can be not only simpler – but also real enjoyment!
At Limegrove Fitness & Spa center you can schedule anti-cellulite massages and many detox treatments, exercise in a group or with a personal trainer. It does not need to further emphasized how much will be helpful the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna or steam bath.

For more information

Phone: +38111 3333 111 E-mail:spa@metropolpalace.com

Limegrove winner of the Luxury Spa Award for 2017

In 2015 and 2016 we were voted the best luxury spa in Serbia. This year we were even better with two prestigious acknowledgements – best luxury fitness spa (regional winner) and best luxury hotel spa (country winner).

World Luxury Spa Award stands for excellence and achievements of spa centers worldwide, with the goal to improve quality of services in the spa industry. Maintaining and awarding the highest standards within the luxury spas is the core of World Luxury Spa Awards organization. This organization is the leading initiative in rewarding luxury spa centers and this year Limegrove is yet again one of those centers. The idea is that all guests should know with certainty they are getting the best service when booking a World Luxury Spa Awards recognized spa.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, everyone who trusted us and made Limegrove their wellness oasis. Of course a big thanks goes to all our wonderful employees who work very hard in order to make every member’s experience memorable.

Thank you each and every one of you who made Limegrove the best luxury spa in Serbia!

What is healthy weight loss?

Are you thinking about going on a diet to lose weight? After all, it seems you can’t open any magazine without reading about the latest diet – whether low-carb, low-fat, or low-calorie.

The reality is, diets are like fashions. They come and go; some work, some don’t. And while many people lose weight on diets, not so many keep the weight off.

Studies show that approximately 95% of people who go on weight loss diets will gain all or some of the weight back within the first 5 years. In fact, some studies have found that after a period of 5 years, most diet programs are unsuccessful in terms of keeping the weight off.

It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60—90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term.

Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment, support and professional help. 

The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the “overweight” or “obese” range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

Step 1: Make a commitment.

Making the decision to lose weight, change your lifestyle, and become healthier is a big step to take. Start simply by making a commitment to yourself. Many people find it helpful to sign a written contract committing to the process. This contract may include things like the amount of weight you want to lose, the date you’d like to lose the weight by, the dietary changes you’ll make to establish healthy eating habits, and a plan for getting regular physical activity.

Writing down the reasons why you want to lose weight can also help. It might be because you have a family history of heart disease, or because you want to see your kids get married, or simply because you want to feel better in your clothes. Post these reasons where they serve as a daily reminder of why you want to make this change.

Step 2: Take stock of where you are.

Consider talking to your health care provider. He or she can evaluate your height, weight, and explore other weight-related risk factors you may have. Ask for a follow-up appointment to monitor changes in your weight or any related health conditions.

Keep a “food diary” for a few days, in which you write down everything you eat. By doing this, you become more aware of what you are eating and when you are eating. This awareness can help you avoid mindless eating.

Next, examine your current lifestyle. Identify things that might pose challenges to your weight loss efforts. For example, does your work or travel schedule make it difficult to get enough physical activity? Do you find yourself eating sugary foods because that’s what you buy for your kids? Do your coworkers frequently bring high-calorie items, such as doughnuts, to the workplace to share with everyone? Think through things you can do to help overcome these challenges.

Finally, think about aspects of your lifestyle that can help you lose weight. For example, is there an area near your workplace where you and some coworkers can take a walk at lunchtime? Is there a place in your community  with exercise facilities for you and child care for your kids?

Step 3: Set realistic goals.

Set some short-term goals and reward your efforts along the way. If your long-term goal is to lose 40 pounds and to control your high blood pressure, some short-term eating and physical activity goals might be to start eating breakfast, taking a 15 minute walk in the evenings, or having a salad or vegetable with supper.

Focus on two or three goals at a time.

Great, effective goals are:

  • Specific
  • Realistic
  • Forgiving (less than perfect)

For example, “Exercise More” is not a specific goal. But if you say, “I will walk 15 minutes, 3 days a week for the first week,” you are setting a specific and realistic goal for the first week.

Remember, small changes every day can lead to big results in the long run. Also remember that realistic goals are achievable goals. By achieving your short-term goals day-by-day, you’ll feel good about your progress and be motivated to continue. Setting unrealistic goals, such as losing 20 pounds in 2 weeks, can leave you feeling defeated and frustrated.

Being realistic also means expecting occasional setbacks. Setbacks happen when you get away from your plan for whatever reason – maybe the holidays, longer work hours, or another life change. When setbacks happen, get back on track as quickly as possible. Also take some time to think about what you would do differently if a similar situation happens, to prevent setbacks.

Keep in mind everyone is different – what works for someone else might not be right for you. Just because your neighbor lost weight by taking up running, doesn’t mean running is the best option for you. Try a variety of activities – walking, swimming, tennis, or group exercise classes to see what you enjoy most and can fit into your life. These activities will be easier to stick with over the long term.

Step 4: Look for support in your surrounding

Find family members or friends who will support your weight loss efforts. Making lifestyle changes can feel easier when you have others you can talk to and rely on for support. You might have coworkers or neighbors with similar goals, and together you can share healthful recipes and plan group exercise.

Joining a weight loss group or visiting a health care professional such as a registered dietitian, can help.

Step 5: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.

Revisit the goals you set for yourself (in Step 3) and evaluate your progress regularly. If you set a goal to walk each morning but are having trouble fitting it in before work, see if you can shift your work hours or if you can get your walk in at lunchtime or after work. Evaluate which parts of your plan are working well and which ones need tweaking. Then rewrite your goals and plan accordingly.

If you are consistently achieving a particular goal, add a new goal to help you continue on your pathway to success.

Reward yourself for your successes! Recognize when you’re meeting your goals and be proud of your progress. Your reward can be a relaxing spa treatment. Rewards help keep you motivated on the path to better health.

And at the end If you feel you are overweight, talk to your primary health care provider or a registered dietitian. There are plenty of medically supervised diets, products and packages that work well who need to lose more than 10 pounds. Just be sure to include exercise, healthy eating and  cosmetic programs that nurture the skin that is exposed to the changes due to weight loss process or you’ll find that the weight comes back as easily as it left you.

Voting for Luxury Spa Awards 2017

Dear friends, we are pleased to inform you that Limegrove Fitness & Spa at Metropol Palace hotel has been nominated for Luxury Spa Award, third year in a row!

The voting has officially started and we need your help in order to win this prestigious award for 2017. All you have to do is vote for Limegrove by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2pPEbbm

World Luxury Spa Award stands for excellence and achievements of spa centers worldwide, with the goal to improve quality of services in the spa industry. Maintaining and awarding the highest standards within the luxury spas is the core of World Luxury Spa Awards organization. This organization is the leading initiative in rewarding luxury spa centers and this year Limegrove is yet again one of those centers. The idea is that all guests should know with certainty they are getting the best service when booking a World Luxury Spa Awards recognized spa.

Limegrove won the Luxury Spa of the Year Award

Limegrove Fitness & Spa at Metropol Palace Hotel won yet another spa award –  Luxury Spa of the Year 2017 presented by Luxury Travel Guide.

This is the third spa award Limegrove Fitness & Spa won in two years, next to Luxury Spa Awards (in 2015 and 2016).

The Luxury Travel Awards recognize and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry in Europe, The Americas, Asia & Australasia, and Africa & Middle East. The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement!

Cleaning as the first step towards beautiful and healthy face skin

Proper cleaning is the basis for beautiful face skin. We all know that.

Why is it important to wash our face with a cleanser and not merely just water?

Morning and overnight cleansing is important because the skin needs oxygen to repair itself. Sleeping with dirt, pollution, excess oil and dead skin particles throughout the day, you deprive the skin of its vital nutrient and block the natural exfoliating process.

If we aren’t washing our face properly, we cannot apply actives that will help fight aging or acne or whatever your skin condition might be.

We must cleanse our skin at night weather we are wearing makeup or not. Why? All the excess sebum, dead skin cells and pollution that are sitting on our face, not to mention makeup clog our pores and enable them to enlarge. Using a cleanser will emulsify all of these and remove them from the skins surface, which then we are able to apply a moisturizer, serum or whatever else. If we wash our face only with water we remove only 60% of oil but nothing else.

Why is it also important to wash your face in the morning? While our skin is recovering overnight – means we wake up with more dead skin cells to slough off and more oil to emulsify. These cannot be removed with just water.

Would you stop brushing your teeth in the morning just because you did it before bed? I think not. So it’s the same for our skin.

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How to pick the right cleanser?

  1. Is the cleanser to drying or stripping?
  2. Does it remove makeup
  3. Does it contain any bad ingredients? Such as sodium lauryl sulphate or alcohol?

When picking a cleanser, you want to find one that strikes a balance with your skin. You want a gentle cleanser. Your cleanser has to be strong enough to clean but not so harsh that it leaves your skin feeling stripped and dry. You want to remove sebum, grime, and pollution from your skin, but you don’t want to wash away your natural skin barrier.

“Cleaning well” is often misinterpreted. Some people assume that if a cleanser strips everything from your skin and makes it squeaky clean, then it is cleaning well. However, a good cleanser is one that removes the things that have to be removed (excess oil, sunscreen, makeup, etc) and leaves behind the things that have to be left (natural skin oil).

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Many people also use two different cleansers. Some people use lighter cleansers during the winter, when skin is more prone to being dry, and stronger cleansers in the humid summer months. Other times, people use a light cleanser in the morning when there isn’t much to wash off and then one that’s a bit stronger in the evening. Do you really need to use two different cleansers? It all depends on your skin.

 

Limegrove Fitness & Spa winner of the Luxury Spa Award

Dear friends, we are proud to inform you that Limegrove Fitness & Spa at Metropol Palace, Belgrade, won the prestigious Luxury Spa Award, second year in a row, in the category “Luxury Country Spa” for Serbia.

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World Luxury Spa Award stands for excellence and achievements of spa centers worldwide, with the goal to improve quality of services in the spa industry. Maintaining and awarding the highest standards within the luxury spas is the core of World Luxury Spa Awards organization. This organization is the leading initiative in rewarding luxury spa centers and this year Limegrove is yet again one of those centers. The idea is that all guests should know with certainty they are getting the best service when booking a World Luxury Spa Awards recognized spa.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, everyone who trusted us and made Limegrove their wellness oasis. Of course a big thanks goes to all our wonderful employees who work very hard in order to make every member’s experience memorable.

Thank you each and every one of you who made Limegrove the best luxury spa in Serbia!

Impact of social media on our lives

Have you ever wondered how social media networks affect your life?

Are you using them for entertaining, reading gossips or something greater: educating your personality?

By using social media, we are surounding ourselves with content which we absorb without any critisism – adopting, analizing and discussing them with our friends.

Take an advantage of your leisure time! Make an effort while reading this post and find out how to create a quality life.

Our vision of Feel Better, Look Better, Live Better utters the club’s individualized approach whilst through our social media accounts you will be able to find out what it takes to embrace our vision in your daily routine.

 

What do we use social networks for?

We believe that marketing is not about promoting products and services, but taking care of our clients from the inside!

On our Facebook and Instagram profile we are making sure that we share information on daily basis about fitness, healthy nutrition, meditation, useful articles about good quality life and wellbeing. We strongly believe that “Happiness comes from within”.

By uploading the photos, we are putting effort to motivate you to workout, put a smile on your face and get you familiar with the members of our team.

No idea how to make a surprise for your loved one? Spoil yourself? Or buy a perfect present for that special someone? We organize the discounts, last minute offers, as well as special gifts very often for all our social media followers.

We also have a YouTube profile where you can find the videos from the shows, special announcements and upcoming events as well as the advices on homecare, nutrition, fitness and meditation.

Keep in touch

On the daily basis, we make sure to enrich our website with interesting content – blog posts, videos, news.

For those who are not into social media networks but still want to receive all the news and special offers, they are able to subscribe to the newsletter on our website.

It is our mission to raise the awareness of people about using the digital media in a proper way. Only by selecting and choosing carefully how we spend our leisure time and surrounding ourselves with inspiring people, we truly develop as human beings and enjoy our lives.

Follow us, like us and subscribe – We will make sure to make you feel, look and live better!