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  • InHealth

    Sculpting The Body Of Your Dreams

    Nobody really thinks of themselves as fat; they think of themselves as a slim person wearing a fat suit that they can’t take off. They believe that if they were able to peel the layers of flab off their body, they would reveal their true, sexy, physique to the mirror. Fortunately, there is a way to peel off all those fat layers. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just pulling them off. It will take a lot of hard work, but if you’re willing to put in the time, you can slowly begin chipping away at the excess to set your true body free.

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    Gaining The Confidence To Flaunt Your Body On The Beach

    You work hard, now it’s time to play hard; by visiting the beach and enjoying the sun, sand, and company of friends and family. Who knows you may even meet someone you like and are physically attracted to while you’re walking the beach. If only it were that easy because many women are quite self-conscious about; how they look and if they have what it takes to grab the attention of people they want to. Getting the confidence to show your body is bikini ready, and in skimpy swimwear feels like an uphill battle at times. Even if you have an athletic figure and you work out regularly, sometimes your mind plays tricks on you, and you begin to raise the standard of what you should or shouldn’t look like. There are certainly some things you can do as a foundation from which to build up your self-esteem from.

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    Sexy bouncy skin
    The models we see on television and in magazines weren’t born like the unicorns they are made to look like; they’re human too. Not everybody has wonderfully healthy looking skin and in fact, to get that glowing look, it takes time and persistence. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and it’s quite a volatile environment. The pores are trying to secrete sweat, so we stay cool, while the skin is also trying to stay protected by covering itself with natural oils. These oils do protect us from harm, such as the sun and chemical irritants up to an extent. They also swirl around the dirt and bacteria on the surface. After a shower, rub some cocoa butter or coconut lotion on your skin, to quickly replenish your skin with nutrients. The more you do this, the clearer and bouncier looking skin you’ll get.
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    Unwarranted hair

    Contrary to popular belief, yes, women are hairy. Of course, not nearly as much as men, but the female body does have thin and short hairs all over the body; we are mammals after all. When you’re going to the beach, you’ll be wearing a bikini, and thus these hairs will be out in the open. The most pooling and growth of bodily hair for women is around the private parts, the legs and armpits. You can shave your legs and armpits quite easily at home or anywhere in private really. Yet, for the bikini line, it’s a little more complicated because that area is sensitive. It’s wise not to use a shaver, but rather a pick of bikini trimmers. They have blades that are behind a guard, so you don’t cut yourself, but they still slice the hair at close proximity. Read through these reviews carefully and you’ll get an in-depth review of the pros and cons of each brand and product.

    The two most important things when you’re going to the beach; is to be confident in your own skin and prepare ahead of time. Make moisturizing your skin with the added aim of clearing your skin as part of your routine; especially after showering. It’s okay not to be as smooth as a baby’s bottom ‘naturally’ since human beings biologically grow hair all over our bodies. For the extra bit of confidence in your bikini; trim your hair. Wherever you want to not be so self-consumed with how you might appear to the guys sharing the beach with you.

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    How to Turn Your Dream Body into a Reality

    Standing in front of the mirror every morning and desperately wishing for the perfect body – this is something many of us are familiar with. People who are overweight may face criticism from those around them and be on the receiving end of rude looks and remarks from strangers. This causes self-conscious people to indulge in unhealthy habits such as binge eating or starvation – leading to even more damaging weight problems.
    People who are sensitive about their body, or those who have low self-esteem issues, are also likely to dream about having that “perfect” celebrity body with toned muscles and a flat stomach. While these aren’t signs of a healthy body image, many of us tend to think this way.
    The problem arises when we start and fail at numerous diet and exercise programs. Failing continuously can exacerbate our self-esteem and body image issues, in turn causing us to feel depressed.  

    However, there are certain tips and techniques you can follow to turn your dream body into a reality – these include continuously motivating yourself, adopting a healthy lifestyle, exercising daily, controlling your portion size, taking weight loss supplements, setting goals and aiming for long term success instead of wishing for instant weight loss.
    The benefits of diet, exercise and being fit and healthy are numerous. These include increased confidence, higher self-esteem and a reduced feeling of anxiety. Moreover, being healthy also means that you are at a reduced risk of developing diseases such as high cholesterol and blood pressure.
    Millions of people around the world are increasingly struggling with their weight, resulting in self-image issues. Health and fitness now seems to have taken a backseat for many, posing serious repercussions on society. For example, according to the statistics by the Public Health England, 63% of all the adult population inthe UK are obese. If you don’t want to be one of those people who look in the mirror and are frustrated by what they see, then you must start being more conscious about your health – remember, being overweight means that you lead an unhealthy lifestyle, barring medical conditions.
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    If you want to turn your dream body into a reality and be one of those people who can turn heads just by walking into a room, then these 7 tips are for you.

    1 – Ask yourself why

    While seemingly unimportant, asking yourself why you want to lose weight is the most important factor. Going on a simple diet and failing after a week because you are simply not motivated enough won’t only lead to weight gain, but it could also cause increased anxiety and depression. Hence, asking yourself why you want to change your lifestyle and body is crucial – you have to know the main motivation behind this decision so you can keep reminding yourself when faced with temptation.

    2 –Accept responsibility for your body
    They say you are what you eat. Accepting responsibility for your choices, especially when it comes to eating healthy and exercising regularly is crucial. You should realize that you’re the only one who has the power to change yourself and your body. Choosing to live a healthy lifestyle which can ultimately lead to your dream body means staying committed and accepting responsibility for your diet and lifestyle – this means no more ‘I’ve had such a hard day today so I can treat myself to a tub of chocolate ice-cream’.
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    3 – Setting achievable goals

    When embarking on the journey to turn your dream body into reality, it is important to set both short term and long-term goals. However, it is important to set achievable goals or milestones which are not unrealistic such as going on a crash diet for 7 days to lose all your body fat or expecting exercise to yield results in only two days. Setting out goals can also allow you to track and review your progress daily. You can write down your goals or mark the expected weight on a calendar and place it in a prominent place such as the fridge.

    4 – Aim for long term success

    Achieving your dream body can take time and effort – therefore you need to aim for long term success. This includes starting small, changing your lifestyle slowly and introducing healthy eating and exercise in your life. This also includes eliminating or at least reducing the consumption of junk foods like fizzy drinks, cookies, chocolate, etc.

    5 – Healthy diet
    Eating healthy is the most important part of achieving the perfect body. This means consuming enough carbohydratesas they are the most important energy source for your muscles and brain. Set a daily limit of carbohydrates according to your body’s requirements and focus on complex carbohydrates found in fruits, vegetables and beans. They are also rich in essential minerals and vitamins.
    Similarly, ensure that you are getting enough proteins. So, choose lean proteins which are low in trans and saturated fats and reduce your intake of processed meats and red meat. Generally, you should ensure that fruits and vegetables are a prominent part of your diet as these are natural sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
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    6 –Exercise daily

    Exercise combined with a healthy diet is the most sustainable option for losing weight and achieving your dream body. Usually, exercising 30 to 40 minutes a day can help tone your body and keep your body from storing calories as fat. However, if your dream body includes highly toned muscles, then combine cardio exercises such as walking uphill, jogging, running, biking and swimming with muscle toning exercises and weightlifting. This includes yoga, doing burpees, lunges, squats, etc. If you are extremely conscious of your weight and don’t feel comfortable going to the gym, you can always open the myriad of tutorials online and exercise from the comfort of your home. However, if you believe that staying at home won’t keep you motivated, then joining dance classes or taking yoga lessons may be a better option.

    7 –Take weight loss supplements such as diet pills
    Following the steps listed above can lead to a perfect body and a healthy you – however, if you want to ensure quick results and sustainable weight loss, then taking diet pills is the best option. Diet pills can give you better results as they burn stored fat by increasing your metabolic rate, suppress your appetite and most importantly block the production of fat. Weight loss pills which can suppress your appetite are recommended as this will ultimately stop you from consuming as many calories. One brand which I found to offer this is PhenQ.comwho can deliver worldwide.
    Diet pills are also extremely useful for people who are used to binge eating as they reduce your appetite and hunger cravings. For people who are already sensitive about their body, diet pills can be useful as they also improve your mood and keep up your energy levels.
    Overall, achieving your dream body is not difficult – with the aid of weight loss supplements such as diet pills, weight loss has never been easier. Combine these with regular exercise and a healthy diet to attain maximum results and sustainable weight loss. However, you need to remember to stay motivated – don’t let low self-esteem or body image issues keep you from achieving a fat free and perfectly toned body.
    How to Turn Your Dream Body into a Reality
  • InFitness

    It’s Never Too Late to Get Fit and Look Fabulous Forever

    What does getting fit mean?

    Being physically fit and healthy encompasses a lot of things. It involves how you feel, what you feel and your overall health. Physical fitness and health can’t be measured by muscles and abs alone. In fact, those are not the primary measure of health and fitness. Some of the steps are hidden but quite visible in our blood tests, pressure and even cholesterol levels.

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    Travel Fitness: Ideas To Help You Stay In Shape

    Most people tend to spend their vacations drinking alcohol and sitting on a beach. That’s fine if you just want to relax after a long few months at work. However, some people want to remain active and ensure they stay fit while they’re away. There are lots of ways in which you could achieve that goal. In this article, you will find some activity suggestions you could try while you’re on vacation. Of course, what you do will depend on the location you select. So, you don’t have to select anything from this post. I just wanted to highlight different suggestions and point you in the right direction.

    Skiing and snowboarding

    If you travel to a mountainous region in Europe or the US, you might consider skiing or snowboarding. Experts from Vista Bahn Ski Rentals say some areas offer the activity all year round. You just have to go somewhere at high altitude where the snow never melts. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding in the past because you don’t need experience. There are always companies in the local area that will provide you with an instructor for a small fee. You can also take your kids along and get them involved too. Skiing and snowboarding are perfect activities for the entire family.

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    Rock Climbing

    No matter where you take your vacation, there are always opportunities to try rock climbing. If you go somewhere near the coast, you can often climb outdoor cliff faces and rocks. However, in cities, you might have more luck trying to find an indoor experience like Boulder Dash. It’s an excellent way to spend your time because the activity will help you to build muscle. Your pulse is also going to increase rapidly, and that should contribute towards strengthening your heart. Again, just make sure you employ the services of an instructor if you’ve never tried rock climbing before.

    Rambling and Walking

    Sometimes you just have to get some fresh air and walk for the best results. If you don’t like the idea of sitting around on a beach all day, you should ask the locals about the best places to walk. Maybe there are some mountain tracks you could follow with your partner and the kids? Perhaps you can walk the coast and check out some ancient ruins? No matter where you travel, there are always lots of interesting things to see. If you don’t want to miss anything exciting, just research the area online before you leave home.

    All three of those suggestions should help any traveler to stay in shape. At the end of the day, you just have to fight the urge to laze around. Far too many people travel to other countries and never take in the local sights. That is because they’re more concerned with getting an even suntan. If you like to explore and try new things, don’t pass up on the ideas from this article. You never know. You might enjoy yourself, but whatever happens, you will achieve your goal of keeping fit.

    Travel Fitness: Ideas To Help You Stay In Shape

  • InHealth

    Cool Ways To Boost Your Weight Loss (That You Might Not Have Thought Of!)

    When it comes to weight loss, there’s no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. There’s no magic pill, you need to put in the hard work to create a calorie deficit through eating less and moving more. However, there are definitely ways you can help to boost your losses and get results that little bit quicker. And best of all, these things are nice ways to treat yourself for doing so well too. Here are just a few things to consider while you’re in the process of losing weight.


    Get a Massage

    The benefits of massage therapy on the body have been scientifically proven again and again. It triggers the release of endorphins making you feel fantastic, it eases stiff muscles which can help with pain and posture, and it improves circulation. Massage on areas of cellulite can help to remove the superficial fat from the skin, giving you a more smooth, toned and even appearance. Abdominal massage can help with stomach and digestive issues, reducing bloating and allowing your gut to work more effectively. Massage can also boost lymphatic draining, drawing excess water and toxins away from the tissues. Diet and exercise are still needed to burn the fat, but massage can help break up fatty deposits making them easier to eliminate, and also make you feel great too. If you’ve been upping your exercise routine chances are you’re a little stiff and sore. This is the perfect way to treat yourself without food or drink which will impact your losses.


    Sit in a Sauna/Steam Room

    Another relaxing and pampering way you can boost your weight loss is by going to sit in a sauna. Again it’s relaxing so promotes feelings of happiness and wellbeing, and the steam can help remove trapped oils and grime from pores helping with acne and leaving your skin clear and smooth. Because a sauna will raise your heart rate (due to the heat) and boost circulation, it’s another way you can help improve your losses. If you’ve done an hour working hard at the gym, treat yourself to some time in the sauna at the end. Use the sauna two to three times a week, for around fifteen minutes each time.

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    Drink Green Tea

    If you previously drank a lot of fattening but delicious tea and coffee drinks full of cream and sugar, a humble cup of green tea can be difficult to get used to at first. But stick with it, the health benefits really are incredible. Full of antioxidants it neutralizes ‘free radicals’ which are unstable cells leading to everything from aging to cancer. It contains a chemical called theanine which is a natural calming agent, perfect for winding down at the end of the evening. And best still, studies have shown that green tea can promote weight loss. As well as helping you up your water intake (essential to flush and clean your body when it’s burning fat) and it actually helps to boost fat oxidation rates too. Green tea pills are an option if you can’t get your head around drinking it. If you can, aim for two to three cups each day.

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    Sleep Better

    If you’re serious about losing weight, sorting out your sleep is something you’ll need to get onto as soon as possible. Tiredness can massively impact your hunger and fullness hormones, making your brain feel like it wants to eat- and then taking longer to recognize fullness. Plus your brain’s reward center revs up meaning that it’s actively looking for something that feels good. Unfortunately, high-energy, sugary, fatty and refined carbohydrate foods fit the bill pretty nicely. The combination of these things together is seriously bad news for weight loss. When you’re already eating less than what you normally would cut calories; the last thing you need is to feel even hungrier. You’ll make your life that bit harder and be more likely to give into temptation and spoil your efforts so far. From a practical point of view too, sleeping for longer means less time to be thinking about food. Aim for up to nine hours each evening for better losses and better health overall too.  

    Treat yourself with care when you’re on your weight loss journey. Taking the time out to do these things; can help to create healthy habits and show yourself that you really do matter. This is particularly useful when you come to maintain your weight; since low self-esteem can quickly result in you returning back to your old ways.

  • InFitness

    Want To Tone Your Body? Here’s A Few Things To Try

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    Whether the promise of summer starting soon has got you thinking, or you’re finally ready to take the plunge, you might be thinking about toning up your body. When you first start to think about getting in shape, it can often feel as if you’re starting a losing battle. But, toning up from head to toe doesn’t have to be something you dream of, it can easily become your reality. Read more

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    Work It! How To Get The Most Out Of Your Body

    When you have an exercise regime up and running, you want to get the most out of every session. Whether you’re a gym bunny or you’re desperately trying to shape up for summer, here are some handy hints to help you get the best out of your body.

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  • InFitness

    Losing Weight Through Jogging With Your Baby Stroller

    Are you interested in losing some extra weight while spending time with your baby? Well, for any moms or dads who want to lose weight with a fun activity, you can do so by jogging with your baby stroller. Even just ten to twenty minutes of jogging with your baby stroller can help you lose your additional weight. It will also help you maintain a healthy lifestyle because it will be an enjoyable exercise for you.

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    Losing weight through jogging with your baby stroller is a high possibility. It will not only help you decrease your weight, but it will also bring you closer to your child. In fact, you may lose more weight by strolling with your baby than with following an exercise regimen. Since your strolling activities will not seem like a chore because you are enjoying time with your child, you will be more likely to participate in this healthy routine.

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    Sauna – One of The Easiest Ways To Lose Weight

    Sauna is a small hot room designed for a therapeutic purpose. It has very well controlled humidity which people find relaxing. Does sitting in a sauna make you lose weight? A lot of myths have been forward to support this but what is known as a fact is that you lose weight when you sweat off. Losing weight is not permanent, you may start gaining back once you lose track of exercising or proper nutrition. Saunas, therefore, are mostly for stretching and relaxing. You sweat a lot when in a sauna which means you get rid of the excess water weight.


    Saunas are most common in Scandinavian companies mostly in Finland. In fact, the word Sauna is Finnish in reference to both the structure and the steam bath. The steam bath is made from pouring water onto the hot rocks. By all means, sitting in a sauna has more benefits than sitting to play a video game. Read more

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    A Guide to Total Body Fitness

    A Guide to Total Body Fitness 

    Now is the perfect time to begin sculpting a hotter, fitter, happier you. Fitness is not one size fits all. Whether you prefer Tai Chi in the park or the intensity of a boot camp style workout, finding what works for you is the most important element. But getting fit doesn’t have to be grueling. With just a few “best practices” you can get the look you want without the drudgery.

    Below are my top ten tips to help you take control of your health even if you aren’t a fitness enthusiast.