If you have been in the gym or even if you are just following any fitness or health blogs on social media, then you have probably heard the term “body composition” multiple times already. However, hearing or reading the term in a vague sentence isn’t the same as understanding what it means and how it is relevant to your own fitness goals. To clear up the confusion, read on.
Contributed by Zyana Morris
Staying in perfect shape isn’t the easiest task. After all, you need the right amount of motivation to hit the gym or stay away from those carbs. All this may seem confusing at first, but nothing beats being able to fit in your old pair of jeans.
Having a toned, well-sculpted body not only looks good but also boosts your confidence. However, maintaining the perfect body requires effort so be prepared to take out your running shoes. If you think you still have a long way to go with your goals, it’s time you focus on boosting workout motivation and switch to a healthier lifestyle.
Here’s how you can achieve your dream body.
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It’s so hard to look the way we want to look in a world which demands certain standards of beauty from women. There have been improvements over recent years, but we’re still a long way from a society in which people are free to look and feel the way they desire without enduring comments about the way other people would want us to look. The important thing is that you shouldn’t cave into these requests. You should have an appearance which works for you. That’s the most important thing. You should look the way you want to look. Wear makeup or don’t wear it; wear a certain style of clothes or don’t.
If you are living in the 21st century and you’re at all involved or at least up to speed with the latest trends, you simply cannot – by all rules of nature and life – avoid mentioning hipsters and their habitual sleeve-tattooing. It’s impossible. But that’s okay. We won’t be focusing on THAT aspect too much.
Some days our bodies just don’t feel like they should. Do you feel tired or suffer from lack of energy? Have you recently felt achy or had digestive problems? If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it may be time to detoxify your body. Detoxifying removes and eliminates toxins and then replenishes the body with healthy nutrients making you feel healthier.
Are you not sure if you need to detoxify? Most individuals should detoxify at least once per year. To begin the detoxification process, you will need to remove as many toxins as possible which include avoiding: caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats. You also need to avoid household cleaners that are chemical based as well as personal products such as shampoos, deodorants, or toothpaste. Try using natural products instead.
Here is an easy 7 day plan:
Fast for 2 days while only drinking water or juicing. You may experience a mild headache. This is normal when you take away caffeine and sugar. Then, for the next 5 days, drink plenty of water and eat foods that are high in fiber such as brown rice, broccoli, cabbage, bananas, raspberries, raisins, and oatmeal. Also, most vegetable based foods tend to be high in fiber. Be sure to add in daily supplements and exercise.
After your initial detoxification plan, you can continue to cleanse your body daily through diet and lifestyle changes. You will begin to feel amazing and welcome the change.