Personal image has always been important. Feeling confident and healthy in your own skin improves all aspects of your life, enabling you to take advantage of all the world has to offer.
Of course, being thin is a result of staying healthy. Believe it or not, looking good and feeling good are very closely linked. Staying in shape ensures a healthy, properly functioning body system, which, in turn, gives you more energy and raises your own self-confidence. Here are a few tips for getting in shape and losing weight.
1. Zerona Body Contouring
Zerona’s low level laser body contouring is an optimal accompaniment to a healthy lifestyle.
For those who are of a normal body weight, but still find that stubborn fatty areas just won’t decrease with diet and exercise, laser fat removal is a safe, non-invasive way to literally flush extra fat out of your system.
The Zerona body contouring procedure is simple, painless, and effective. This advanced technology makes use of a low-frequency Zerona laser which works at a physiological, cellular level. Without affecting any of the surrounding cells or tissues, fat cells are disrupted, and a tiny pore opens on them. The fat then drains out of the cell (which remains intact) and into interstitial space. It is then naturally flushed by way of your body’s detoxification system.
This laser fat removal procedure is FDA-approved, and produces natural results with no risk of complication or downtime.
Erchonia is a leader in medical and cosmetic laser products world-wide. As such, we want our technology to bring about only the best results for patients. Losing weight with Zerona laser therapy is safe and effective, and results will last longer and even get better when accompanied by a healthy lifestyle. Follow the remaining tips to get the most out of Zerona body sculpting.
2. Add Whole Foods, Subtract Processed Foods
Food is a wonderful thing, but many people assume that losing weight means eating less. While that might work in some cases, starvation is never a healthy means of losing weight or staying healthy. The key is to remove unhealthy components of your diet and replace them with plenty of nutrient-rich, healthful foods.
Often, food we buy contains artificial preservatives and chemicals, which aren’t exactly great for your body. Foods high in sodium and fat are not healthy either. Get into the habit of eating food that is natural, organic, and whole (i.e. not processed). These foods don’t have those extra chemicals and preservatives, making them better for your system.
Processed foods also lend to expanding waistlines, risk of heart disease, and diabetes with a lot of extra sugar, sodium, and saturated fat—causing inflammation in the body.
Add lots of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, unprocessed grains, and healthy fats found in things like almonds, olive oil, and avocados.
3. Work Outs: Your Body is Your Equipment
Before you hit the weight section of the gym, consider this: you were born with free exercise equipment. Many people assume they need to lift weights and run on treadmills for hours in packed gyms in order to stay healthy, but that’s not true.
Try doing twenty push-ups with perfect form (head, neck, and spine aligned with your rear and knees—like a plank). If you can’t quite do this yet, make it your goal.
You can also do squats and lunges to sculpt your legs, and sit-ups or crunches for your abs. The key is proper form. Be aware of each movement, and remember to breath.
Don’t forget cardio. You can achieve this a number of ways: jogging, biking, swimming, and playing sports. You should aim for about an hour of cardio, 3-5 times a week.
To keep your muscles limber, try a yoga or dance class.
Don’t think of rest as being lazy. Your body needs to repair itself after all that exercise. Adequate sleep—about eight hours every night—will help your system recover from workouts, helping your body maintain muscle mass. Sleep also helps to keep your metabolism up, helping you burn the calories from all that good food you have been eating.
Follow these 4 simple steps to attain and maintain a beautiful, healthy body.