As if life in a swimsuit isn’t hard enough! Many of us spend hours in department store dressing rooms, trying on one suit after another, before we find one that makes us feel safe enough to venture out into public wearing it. There you are, admiring your reflection in the mirror, marveling at how this wondrous garment boosts your cleavage and slims your waistline… and then you turn around. That’s when you realize your “rear view” is full of lumpy, bumpy cellulite.
As you know, exercise should play a starring role in your weight loss plan. But if you can’t get to the gym every day, you might feel frustrated that you can’t work as hard as you want toward your goals. While there’s no substitute for a good, sweaty aerobic exercise, you can certainly burn more calories throughout the day by tweaking small habits. Try these seven ways to fit in min-workouts throughout the day.
At the core of cyclical, yo-yo dieting is often one singular truth: Many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food. You might be using food to soothe emotions, you might feel addicted to certain foods, or you might even hate food because it has become such a problem in your life. Whatever your feelings, an unhealthy relationship with food can make it very difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
If you’re feeling gung-ho about getting in shape, we’re excited for you! But sometimes beginners can attack their new workout routine so enthusiastically that they end up injuring themselves. Since an injury will only sideline you and set you back, that’s the last thing you want. Remember that a steady pace of gradual improvement is better than sharp spikes and dips in your performance. Avoid these four common beginner exercise mistakes, and you will find yourself gradually making real progress toward your fitness goals.