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This means something different to everybody. It might mean an increase in body toning, recovery from an accident, recovery from years of physical lethargy or body toning after childbirth.
For most people thought it can be categorised under three main areas.
- How to remove unwanted weight or fat
- how to build/rebuild muscle-toning
- or how to recover from physical injury.
Unwanted weight or fat
This is quite often due to poor diet but this should not be misconstrued as saying that you don;t care about the food you eat. Sometimes, the diet chosen has as much to do with the time or money we can devote to the choice of food as anything else. In which case getting help in designing and planning a diet is important. another critical fact about losing weight is the amount of exercise we perform during the day. Exercise burns calories and is the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy weight level. If we lose weight without maintaining a suitable level of calorie burn-off, once the diet has stopped, the weight comes back on - and quite often at a greater level than before. That's why ALL diets of note include an exercise plan.
Here are 7 Simple Tips to Help Boost Your Weight Loss Program
If you are starting a weight loss program, it may be helpful for you to know that there are some simple steps you can take to make any weight loss program more effective. I will share 7 tips that have been proven successful by millions of weight loss participants in any weight loss program of their choice.
Weight Loss Tip #1: Realistic Goals
The fastest way to lose motivation is to set unrealistic weight loss goals for yourself before you even start your weight loss program, ask yourself some simple questions - “What do you want to achieve from this weight loss program?” and “How much weight do you want to lose in a day, a week or a month”. Remember that each small goal you achieve will propel you closer to your final destination. But if you set unrealistic goals, you will only end up in frustration and disappointment when they are not achieved, even when you are making significant progress in your weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Tip # 2: Preparation is the Key
Now is the time to start a new lifestyle and start getting rid of your junk food, your colas in the refrigerator, those puddings and those chocolates you stash in your drawer! Make a new list of the food you need and start stocking on them in large quantities. Include vegetables, fruits, healthy snacks, mineral waters and vitamins and minerals supplements you may need.
Weight Loss # 3: Reward system
Give yourself a pat on the back and create a reward system for your weight loss program. For instance, you may want to get yourself a new shoe, a new CD or even a new handbag if you reach a certain point in your weight loss efforts.
Weight Loss # 4: Healthy Breakfast
This is the most important meal that you should never miss. Skipping breakfast means that you are programming your brain to think that you hungry starved and deprived, this will only cause you to feel lethargic and when the pressure is too much, you may decide to embark on an eating binge. This is sheer suicide to your weight loss program!
Weight Loss # 5: Exercise
For long lasting effects and to boost the rate of your weight loss, this is one important activity you must inculcate into your routine. No weight loss program can be successful without a good exercise program. Choose a good exercise program that lets you burn fat and gives a good cardiovascular exercise at the same time.
Weight Loss # 6: Sleep
Always get enough sleep during your weight loss program. A normal adult would need an approximately 7-8 hours of sleep a day. This help to keep your bodily system working in perfect order, which is crucial to the success of your weight loss program.
Weight Loss Tip 7:Relaxation
This is important in any weight loss program and you should make relaxation a crucial apart of your schedule. Meditation, relaxation and affirmations can help boost your confidence and make the process more enjoyable.
Building or rebuilding muscle tone
The most important part of our body are the core muscles. They support our spine, our posture and with poor muscle tone in the core muscles, you can be superman in your arms and legs and the Pillsbury boy on the rest of your body. Improving the muscle tone of your core muscles will invariably improve the other muscles groups also. and where is the core group most noticeable than in and around your belly.
Again, time and money can play a big part in our approach to physical toning, so it is important that whatever program is used - and it always a good idea to follow a fitness program - it should allow anyone to fit it into their lifestyle.
Recovery from physical injury
Help in this area should always be approached with care. Consult your Doctor, ask for referral to a physiotherapist. And if you want to follow a program of your choosing, ask for medical advice first about the program first.
A simple, effective low impact exercise plan is always the best to follow first. I personally have back problems and so I use Tai-Chi as a way of maintaining my body tone; also a good program to follow for the more senior in years of us.
Physical improvement is not a pill you can take and wake up tomorrow as an Adonis or an Athena. It is a slow restructuring of our lifestyle with the necessary help to achieve the goals we want.
Wishing you all success on your path to a healthier future.