Are you suddenly spilling out of your favourite jeans? Is that muffin top getting you down? Are you wondering just how to lose those love handles? You’re not alone. As our schedules grow increasingly more hectic, exercise often takes a backseat. However, it’s important to incorporate some amount of physical activity into your daily routine to stay fit and in shape.
A toned tummy can be considered one of the hallmarks of a healthy body. However, getting rid of abdominal fat and that belly bulge can be difficult. Belly fat is not only unsightly; it also raises the chance of developing health issues like diabetes, blood pressure, and dementia at an early age. There are many causes of tummy fat, like a dip in physical activity, stress, unhealthy eating habits, menopause, a slow metabolic rate, improper digestion and genetics.
The earliest records of liposuction date back to 1920, when French surgeon Charles Dujarier introduced the concept of body contouring through suction. However, the concept was largely forgotten for years after his procedure caused gangrene in the leg of a model. Slimming treatments have come a long way since then. And though modern liposuction is a great improvement on its namesake, there are still better ways to tackle stubborn body fat today.
In today’s fast paced life, finding time to stay healthy and in shape can be difficult for anyone. With a slow economy, increased competition, stressful work environments, professionals today seem to carry their work around everywhere, or shall we say they are constantly haunted by their work.
Let us first say that it’s not a myth that weight loss only gets harder as you get older. Women who are trying to lose just a few kilograms will have a much harder time at 40 years than they did at 20. Simple fact is as the body changes, so too should your weight loss system.
Drink Away!: Meet your new favorite drink – H2O. Yes I’m talking about good ole water and its magical properties. It’ll zap you with energy and spirit away internal waste; leaving you feeling full (we’ll tackle sugar craving ahead). Water keeps you fresh and alert, not to mention encourages you to take that extra walk to the loo, shaking you out of your stupor.
Keep your snacks close: Yes you read that right. We are telling you to keep your snack close. As soon as you’re salty or sugary craving hits you, you must munch on yogurts, dry fruits, fruits, carrots, cucumber, hummus etc. This is the best hack. When you know your enemy then know its weaknesses too. Keep healthy snacks within reach; before you know you’re eating habits will have changed in front of your own eyes. Your nutrition intake will have increased and you’ll already be taking charge against the war on calories.
Run Run: Does this read like your fitness mantra. It is good but it’s incomplete without Strength training. Cardio is great but only cardio will let you burn only limited calories. Strengthening exercises constitutes in development of lean muscles. This will boost your metabolism Vis a Vis burn more fat.
Strength training exercises offer many variations that could commingle as cardio too. For example, while doing the Kettlebell routine you can burn about 20 calories a minute versus the same number of calories burnt by running for 6 minutes.
Clean your Gut properly, Fat-Belly kills faster(also known as visceral fat) – That extra tummy hanging off your belt that you are especially wearing now-a-days to keep your pants up, allows toxoids to ooze into your vital organs. Stats say men with cute rotund bellies die 6 times sooner than people with flat bellies. Relevant tummy diets are most recommended. Say no to Original – Remember the number of times you’ve felt that you just started on that bucket of ice-cream and 15minutes later decimated it to nothing. So take some out to save some workout.(Saves sooo much more workout!)
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland usually located in the lower front of the neck below the larynx. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into our blood stream and then carried to all the tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone helps the body utilize the energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and all other organs working as they should. The main hormone made by the thyroid is thyroxin, also called T4 because it contains four iodine molecules in its structure. Small amounts of another and more potent thyroid hormone containing three iodine molecules, triiodothyronine (T3) are also made by the thyroid gland, along with T4. However, most of the T3 in the blood is made from T4 in other tissues of our body. Thyroid hormones control the way all tissues in your body uses energy. They are essential to help each cell in your body’s tissue and organs work right. For example, thyroid hormone controls the body’s temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and the rate at which food is turned into energy (metabolism).
In spite of our goals and diet plans, most of us are not satisfied with our weight loss results. So, Dr. Puneet Nayak, CMD, PrettislimTM Clinic and an Obesity Consultant points out the biggest weight loss mistakes Indians make that prevent them from reaching their weight loss goals.