We hear a lot about “body fitness” and how to get it, being what comes closest to perfection (at least for now). However, showing off such a physique has its costs and requires effort and compromise. In this article we will talk about it thoroughly.
What does it mean to have a fitness body?
If we refer strictly to the definition, it is a good physical form obtained through nutrition and moderate or intense training several times a week. Hence, having a fitness body is related not only to aesthetics, but also to health.
The benefits of a toned and lean fitness are many, for example:
- Increased aerobic endurance and muscle strength
- More flexibility and balance
- Better self-esteem and mental well-being
- Less risk of cardiovascular disease
So if it really does this well, why don’t some people consider it? Mainly because getting a fitness body requires a lot of sacrifices in the gym and also some financial expense for specific foods.
Intense and prolonged workouts (more than two hours per session for more than four times a week) are not good for your health. And even the diet, if it has many restrictions on calories, does not provide the body with what it needs. The results are seen after a short time, but the price to pay on a biological and hormonal level is quite high.
It is true that a healthy lifestyle is part of contemporary common thinking and this is really important. Everyone pays more attention to what they eat, tries to get more exercise and consult doctors about “modern diseases” such as cholesterol and hypertension.
However, having a fitness body goes beyond that. It is a compromise that we must make aware of the consequences. We will get the desired silhouette, but never overshadow health to have the “perfect” physique.
How to get a healthy and strong fitness body?
Getting a healthy and strong body is the goal of many gym members. This is also why we talk a lot about “fitness”, which includes various habits, workouts and diet. If you want to enjoy a defined and toned silhouette to be envied, you have to start slowly and not expect results from day to night. Here are some tips:
1. Consult a nutritionist
A professional is essential to receive the right indications on the diet to follow. This, in fact, will depend on your weight, height, age and training. But in addition, he will also be in charge of performing various tests to rule out diseases or problems that can cause weight gain.
2. Eat healthy foods
Along with the above, nutrition is essential for maintaining a fitness body. Don’t forget the importance of fruit and vegetables, fiber, nuts, legumes and whole grains.
In addition, you need to reduce your consumption of sugar, salt and saturated fat in order to reach your goal faster. Instead of red meat, choose lean white meat, such as chicken or turkey.
3. Don’t “go hungry”
This is a very common mistake among those starting a diet to lose weight or get a strong and healthy body. It is best to eat until you are full to avoid anxiety or peckish at any time of the day.
The secret lies in what we eat and not in the quantity. In fact it is obvious, because filling up with vegetables and legumes is certainly different from filling up with fried or sweet foods. We also recommend that you eat more slowly and chew each bite well.
4. Train and rest
You can exercise in the gym or at home, but always remember the importance of rest for the body. To start, don’t train every day or, if you do, combine an intense session with a more moderate one (like going out for a walk).
In this way, the muscles will recover the effort and will be able to grow better and faster, to allow you to achieve a fitness body. Plus, you’ll recharge to give it your all in the next session!