To do a cycle twist, lie on your back. Bring the right knee up to the chest and extend the left leg out straight without touching the ground; as you bring the knee up to the chest, reach opposite elbow to knee. Repeat to the other side; try to do about two sets of 15 repetitions.
A slow twist consists of lying on your back with knees bent; do a basic curl, then twist to your right knee with left elbow, hold, come back to centre, hold, and lower to ground. Repeat to left, holding each movement for five counts.
RoC Retinol Zone Specific Modelling, pounds 14.95 (right), targets areas such as the waist, stomach and arms. It can restore skin's firmness and tone in eight weeks.
Lancome Slim Success, pounds 28.50 at John Lewis, Darphin Hydroform Contouring Gel, pounds 37 (0870 034-2566), and Pevonia Botanica Smooth & Tone Body-Svelt Gel, pounds 43.50 (01449 727000), will speed up the process.