Improving Physical Fitness to Celebrate Your Body

by Marnie Bii | May 8th, 2015 | Body & Image, Mind & Body
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woman in mirror (400x400)If you have a negative outlook on your body image, you may spend a lot of time mentally picking apart your form. Instead of focusing on the way your body looks, it might be time to reflect on the way it feels. In fact, you can completely challenge your current negative outlook by training your body for increased flexibility, strength and endurance.

You can begin by setting small goals and celebrating your physical abilities each step of the way. For example, improve flexibility by stretching for ten to fifteen minutes a day. Gain strength by performing five lunges, squats and pushups once per day. Train your endurance levels by working a brief sixty second jog into each walk.

From there, increase the total time or reps performed each day to continue building your physical abilities. Over time, you should notice the results showing in the mirror. Your muscles will start to grow and your clothes may start to fit better. As long as you’re sticking to a proper diet, you can ignore the scale, however, as it your weight may rise as your muscles grow. Even if you don’t notice a physical change, you can reflect on the amazing capabilities of your body for an improved self image.

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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.