The Secret To Having A Good Figure- Diet, Determination, & Decisions

๐™๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ, โ€œ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™– ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š, ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†.โ€

This is about 50% truth and clearly very tongue in cheek because obviously we canโ€™t choose our parents. Great athletes are both born AND made. Part is your gene pool, but a good portion is based on choices. When we are young, those choices are often made for you. As you age, you hopefully make them yourself. These are adult decision making skills. They are not always correct. Fortunately the human body is resilient, until it isnโ€™t. It can take years of mistreatment until it breaks or the red, โ€œcheck engineโ€, light comes on. Hopefully this damage from poor decisions can be halted, slowed down, maybe even reversed. In a way, with proactive habits and consistency, you can almost give yourself a new body. Donโ€™t think there is free pass on every bad habit though. If you smoked for 40 years, donโ€™t think that 4 months smoke free gives you the lungs of a non smoker. If only it were that easy!

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.

๐Ÿญ. ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ-

This means both resistance (strength) training and aerobic training should be implemented. You want to be lean and strong. The vigor of having strength is often expressed in studies on grip strength, push ups and getting up off of the ground. They all point back to being stronger, but also not being too heavy.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜, ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜-

You may be a bigger or smaller person, but if you can pinch more than an inch, you need to reduce your caloric intake. For some of us, staying thin comes naturally but for most people it takes a well thought out balanced diet and exercise.

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป-

This doesnโ€™t mean doing splits. It means optimal for you. Losing the range of motion inhibits movement and moving. You burn less and avoid activity. A basic yoga, stretching or Pilates class will help here. Certain resistance training with light weights and/or resistance bands is valuable as well.

๐Ÿฐ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น-

There is a fine line between healthful drinking and over drinking. A VERY fine one. If you are female, it will be even finer. Your bragging of endless intake is not a healthy attribute. Alcohol ages skin as well.

๐Ÿฑ. ๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ! ๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ! ๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜„!-

The increased risk of heart disease, cancer and rapid aging of skin are defined. Cosmetically, smokers have old faces.

๐Ÿฒ. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€-

Keep an eye on your calories and look at Mediterranean recipes, since there is lots of research as to its positive effects and palatability.

๐Ÿณ. ๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€-

That means the basics of being strong, using seat belts, not tailgating and awareness. Not being distracted by texting is a good rule whether walking or driving.

๐Ÿด. ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€-

Work with your physician to limit the total amount of prescription drugs that you ingest. Equally important, supplements should be used to compliment a healthy diet OR for a naturalistic means of improving a health condition. Overuse of supplements with โ€œfuzzyโ€ research or a lack of scientific backing can be every bit as dangerous as the overuse of prescription drugs.

๐Ÿต. ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด-

This can be a new physical activity, language or taking a class. The brain develops and responds to new input.

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐—ฆ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ-

Getting by on little sleep is aging, period. Bragging about how little sleep you get is about the dumbest thing you can do. Focus on quality and quantity.

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ. ๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ-

Donโ€™t avoid sunshine and outdoor activity, but use sunscreen. This is separate from your blood levels of Vitamin D which should be determined by blood test and addressed by your physician. It should not be addressed by turning your skin into rhino hide by baking poolside.

๐—”๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€.

โ€ขClimb stairs starting with your opposite foot.
โ€ขEat with opposite hand.
โ€ขCross your legs in reverse.
โ€ขShave with the other hand.
โ€ขWalk part of your exercise course backwards.
โ€ขPick up small objects with your toes.
โ€ขPut on clothing starting with your other leg.
โ€ขBalance on one foot while on the phone.
โ€ขUse and dial your cell phone with the other ear and hand.
โ€ขChange shoes frequently.
โ€ขGet down with children and crawl.
โ€ขUse the computer mouse in the other hand.
โ€ขRearrange your furniture every week.
โ€ขDrive a different way to work.
โ€ขUse different grocery stores, Starbucks, and malls.
โ€ขDial the phone and donโ€™t use the memory dial.
โ€ขSquat to pick things up and donโ€™t bend.
โ€ขPractice activities with your eyes closed.
โ€ขWrite occasionally with your non dominant hand.

The human body and mind are highly adaptable. If we simply apply the principles listed above and do so in a consistent manner, you will be on a path of change. This change can undo less constructive habits. It all falls back on adult decision making skills. If you donโ€™t like your outcomes, simply change your behavior.

Rememberโ€”ย it isnโ€™t hard to lead a healthy,
athletic life. Whatโ€™s hard is changeโ€” replacing bad habits with good.

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