Thursday, November 11, 2021

Body Toning, Answers To Frequently Asked Questions :

Body Toning, Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to change my body shape?

Some modern researchers are emphasizing that every body has a natural beauty. Instead of having a mental image of the "perfect body", they advise having a realistic view of self and begin to view our own body as beautiful.

Any body type can lose or gain weight. This of course will be in relation to a person's bone structure and body proportion, allowing for varying levels of fatness or thinness.

It must be stated then that we cannot drastically change the body we were born with. We can learn to live with it and appreciate it.

Having said that, there are certain changes we can make involving slimming, firming body areas such as buttocks, hips, breasts, and improving the condition of our skin.

These changes can make a great difference to how we look and consequently how we feel about ourselves.

How does aging affect body shape?

Our muscles gradually begin to shrink with age which slows the rate at which we burn calories. The less muscles we have, the less calories we burn.

So as we begin to lose muscle tissue our fat burning capacity diminishes and we begin to add weight to various parts of our frame.

This process often begins after the age of 25.

In men, the fat tends to go to the mid-section.

In women, the fat often goes to the abdominals, thighs and buttocks.

What is the difference between body toning and dieting?

Dieting involves adjusting the diet through supplements or abstinence from certain foods for periods of time in order to lose weight.

Body toning may or may not include weight loss. Generally it means firming up parts of the body through exercise, muscle building and/or the use of certain herbal formulas which can be applied to the parts of the body needing attention.

How important is exercise when considering body toning?

Very important!

Walking is one of the best exercises for strengthening bones, controlling weight, toning the leg muscles, maintaining good posture and improving our self-image.

Specific exercise and muscle toning programs can tighten a protruding stomach, remove the bulge around the waist, add support to the back muscles, lift and firm a sagging bottom or tone flabby thighs for better-looking, shapelier legs.

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