We all want to improve our bodies and get the perfect look. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the best ways to improve your body without straying too far from your existing routine.
Get a Personal Trainer
Even the most disciplined of athletes and bodybuilders can benefit from a personal trainer, so consider hiring one to help you on your journey.
A trainer can take away the pressure of working out and eating right, as you’ll be given tailored advice that works for your body, your lifestyle and your fitness goals and you’ll be motivated knowing someone will be monitoring your progress.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds – ask around and find a trainee personal trainer and pay as little as £10 an hour.
Pick a Program and Stick to It
One of the best ways to get the perfect body is to pick a program for your fitness goals and stick to it. You could choose to follow a fat loss program to become lean, or a muscle gaining program if you want to build muscle.
Once you’ve picked the program, stick to it – even if you get bored or want to mix up your regime.
Switching up your program when you’re halfway through can be damaging, as it will take longer for you to reach your fitness goals.
If you want to take your fitness to the next level and eat only the right foods for your body, then you could consider the benefits of lifestyle microbiome testing.
Such tests will uncover the molecular makeup of your body and how it works, and then recommend a bespoke training and eating programme to improve your performance.
Of course, these tests aren’t for everyone, but if you’re serious about improving your body, it could be what you need
4. Stop Binge Eating
Whether you’re looking to lose a couple of pounds or you’ve got a few stone to lose, make sure you avoid binge eating. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania analyzed data from 5,000 participants (aged between 45 to 76 with a BMI above 25) and found that those who did not binge eat lost significantly more weight than those who did.
Make sure that you work out a healthy portion for your body and lifestyle and eat regularly to avoid binging at the end of a night out or when you’re feeling tired after a hard day’s work in the gym.
Sign Up for Something
Whether you and your friends spend the day at a Tough Mudder challenge or you sign up to a local marathon to raise money for charity, having a goal outside of “look better, lose weight” can be incredibly motivating and help you achieve your fitness goals much quicker; even more so when you get friends and family to sponsor you and follow your journey.
We’ve put together five ways to improve your body, but we’ve only just scratched the surface.
Make sure you have a sensible eating plan, visit the gym regularly, take rest days and know when to relax.
Whether you’re only starting out on your journey or you’re close to hitting your target weight and muscle, good luck!