Ugh, 16:8, Eat-Stop-Eat, 5:2, Crescendo Fasting, blah, blah, blah. What does it all mean? Lemme break it down for you. Intermittent Fasting seems to be all the rage on social media today, with everyone from famous fitness trainers to celebrities claiming it’s a life changer. Even though this way of eating seems trendy, it’s been around for millions of years. The human body was designed to enter into fasted states on a regular basis and to burn stored body fat for energy. Let’s look more in-depth below.
“I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible.” I wish I had a quarter for every time someone said that to me. It’s the equivalent of saying “I can’t lift weights, I’m not strong”. Yoga is called a “practice” because it’s ongoing. There is no ‘advanced”, the poses will look different in every body and every body is a yoga body. It’s the ongoing practice that creates transformation toward strength and flexibility from wherever you started and wherever you’ll go.
The fitness industry is always throwing around new terms and fads that supposedly help with weight loss and weight maintenance. Well, we’re going to look at one practice that has produced tangible results in those practicing it, and why you should consider this lifestyle moving forward.
When it comes to well-balanced fitness, simply doing the same cardio exercise or the same yoga poses every single day isn’t going to challenge and transform your body. Our bodies are made up of a cardiovascular system and hundreds of muscles that all need physical activity, which is why mixing up our routines is so important for maintaining optimal health and fitness.
Growing up, in school, on TV, and in magazines, we constantly read about “calories.” We were taught that calories are all we need to worry about when it comes to managing our weight. A calorie deficit meant surefire weight loss, while a calorie surplus meant guaranteed weight gain. However, have you ever stopped to ponder the source of these calories and consider that not all calories are created equal? The idea of counting calories is outdated and makes no physiological sense. That’s where macronutrients comes into the picture.
Although we typically hear about biohacking as it relates to men, in 2019, women are pursuing this kind of lifestyle as well (duh). Biohacking is the practice of using food, lifestyle, and exercise, plus supplements, to enhance one’s natural and personal health. However, men and women contain drastically different hormones, which is why biohacking for men will not work for you as a woman.
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