Approximately 90 percent of women are unsatisfied with their bodies and they often turn to strict diet regimes or cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance. What they do not know is that the best way to score your best body is not so difficult and is within their reach.
A healthy and beautiful body requires more physical activity. On the road to achieving your goals, motivation is your most efficient tool. The second best is knowledge. By knowing the obstacles and how to get rid of them, you will surely reach the desired results much faster and with much less effort.
Here are some tips that should get you started.
Change Your Routine
Choosing just one exercise routine with the same levels of efforts and impacted muscles is not nearly as efficient as it might seem. If you do the exact same moves each time you work out, you will not get the desired results, no matter how committed you are. A study by University of Florida pointed out that adding variation to your workout routine every two weeks is the best way to increase enjoyment and motivation, and thus get better results.
Exercise Every Day
Now, this does not mean that you should hit the gym every day, but you should, however, get some physical activity on a daily level. Any form of exercise that will elevate your heart rate, lasting from 30 to 60 minutes, will be enough. It can be walking to the workplace, running in the park or taking the stairs, instead of the elevator, a few times a day.
Do not be afraid of weightlifting, it is highly unlikely that you will end up as a female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Weight training can increase your muscle mass and strengthen your bones. Muscles are useful for burning calories when the body is in a resting state. Circuit style of weight training is the best for building lean muscles, shedding excess fat, improving your stamina and elevating your heart rate.
Never Skip the Recovery Meal
Most women think that advising a post-workout meal is a bit ironic, because they suppose this will only bring back the calories they have just lost in the gym. We have to break it to you ladies, it is not called a recovery meal for no reason.
After a training session you will need to refuel your body and help it speed up the process of replacing the weak muscle fibers with strong and more functional ones. Getting a drink to recover will promote muscle revival, help your body refuel and amp up your energy.
Not only can water promote weight loss and rev up the metabolism, it can also improve your physical performance. Insufficient intake of water before, during and after a workout can lead to poor performance, decreased strength, muscle cramping and reduced endurance. While training, your body loses about 4 cups of water and you should always keep a bottle by your side to compensate for that loss.
When you are exercising, you must be focused on your movements to make sure you are doing everything right. That way, you will not only avoid injuries, but improve the effectiveness of your training as well.
Besides focusing during the training session, you will also need to be focused on your short-term (make a workout schedule and stick to it) and long-term goals (get in your old skinny jeans). Have a reasonable timeframe for the expected results.
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By changing just a few things in your fitness routine, you will get much better results, while investing the same amount of effort. Just remember to stay motivated and never give up.