Looking good and feeling good takes a little bit of work, but getting healthy and in shape doesn’t have to be hard if you have the right equipment! Remember weight lifting, whether machine-aided or free weights is an important factor in maintaining or speeding up your metabolism. You must incorporate a fitness regime in addition to your diet plan if you wish to make noticeable changes in your body and overall toning. Check out the resources below and begin working on that dream bod:
So one way to work toward that dream bod is using the technology available to you. Here are some of the best fitness apps for the iPhone (many have their android counterparts). Also, yes, this is a men’s fitness site, but the apps are still well worth checking out. These apps are definitely helpful in getting beginners started or helping experienced individuals track their progress.
One website I stumbled across was Fitspiration. It is a social, image-sharing website that allows individuals to upload .gifs or written blurbs on anything from work out moves to work out regimens or even motivational sayings. I have found that the majority of the uploads are inspiring, as well as positive and helpful.
Furthermore, I once read that the combination of yoga, weight training, and cardio is optimal for your body. As it trains and focuses on different muscle groups. For example, cardio is great for strengthening endurance as well as increasing heart health. Yoga does wonders for balance and flexibility, as well as helping to calm the mind. Weight training is the go to for toning and sculpting your body, while increasing your metabolism and burning fat.
On another note, many in the fitness world argue which is better, cardio or weight training. If you are wondering what the specific benefits and drawbacks are to each, this article breaks it down and compares the two in different categories. The overall result though is that both are good for different reasons. Thus, try to incorporate both cardio and weight training into your exercise routine, but do not simply do one and ignore the other. Doing both will provide maximum results.