Sunday, August 28, 2011

9 things you can change about your body

You’re not perfect, no one is. But don’t you wish you were. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could erase all you imperfections and be left with the body you’ve always wanted? Below are 9 things that you can change about your body.

1. Your energy and endurance.
You can boost your energy with cardio. Try mixing periods of vigorous excise with easier sports, such as intervals of brisk walks.

2. Your posture
Want a pin straight posture? Try some strength training. This helps to flatten your abs and can even make you half an inch taller. Twice a week try lying face down, lift arms and legs several inches off the floor, hold and then release. Do two sets of 12 reps. In about eight weeks you will look taller and straighter.

3. Your grace and balance
Feeling out of balance? Get yourself to a yoga, dance or martial arts class. You may not be a pro at first, and even struggle with the movements but you will quickly improve and you will build what
experts call “muscle memory” your body will instinctively “remember” how to stay more stable in all
your daily activities.

4. The back of your arms
One of the easiest places to make over, you can tone your arms by putting your hands on the edge of chair seat; walk feet out , slowly bend elbows, hold for 10 seconds, press and then back up. Repeat
this five times. Do this two or three times a week and you’ll see changes in as little as two weeks.
If you want to smooth away back of arms bumps go for a lotion with lactic acid.

5. Your shoulders
If shoulder definition is what you are after, try push ups. It will not only define your shoulders but it can accentuate your waist, if you are an hour glass.

6. Your flexibility
Doing yoga regularly can make you limber. Not up for all the bending and twisting that yoga entails?
Try some simple stretches like reaching for the ground.

7. Your skin
Want beautiful, glowing skin that makes you look fresh and even? Drink water. Young men and women are more prone to poor skin tones due to dehydration. If you sip coffee all day and then suck down alcohol at night don’t expect to get a perfect skin tone.Water helps to keep you moist, this adds to its plumpness and elasticity. Aim for 64 ounces a day.

8. Your overall body fat percentage
By doing strength training and cardio you can lower the percentage of body fat you have and in turn you will transform the look of your entire body. Note that body fat is more important than the number on the scale. Because you can be slim and still have an unhealthy amount of body fat.

9. Your attitude about your body
So you're not perfect, so what! You still have plenty of sexy spots. Take an inventory of what’s good about your body and fall back on them when you feel vulnerable and insecure.  
Each and everyone of us wants and needs to be happy with our bodies

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