From an anatomical point of view, we are made as athletic creatures that have a body equipped with a lot of muscles. Our ancestors were highly active people, constantly being on the move, running, hunting, moving their camps from one place to another according to the opportunities they had. For this, they needed strong muscles, which we all have in our days as well. Unfortunately, the current lifestyle led to a significant decrease in our muscle mass and, in many cases, the replacement of this tissue with fat tissue. Yes, a sedentary lifestyle where physical activity barely exists and unhealthy foods are all leading to this. But, besides just affecting the way we look, this so-called “modern” lifestyle is also affecting our health. We have to admit that we are not feeling good at all and that is because we are not offering our body the things it was used to for so many centuries, and that is good food and exercising.
- Good looks also come with great health
While most people want to lose weight and work out their bodies to achieve a better physical look, the truth is that an athletic body is healthier than a body that has to deal with the excess weight. Just think about the fact that overweighed people have to carry so many extra pounds with them every single day, just like having a load on their back that can’t be discarded. This entire load puts pressure on their joints, inner organs, overrides the heart, and simply adds to the wear and tear of the entire organism. This is the reason you feel tired after unrolling simple activities, like walking or climbing a few stairs, even bending down to pick up something. So, wanting to lose weight and have a balanced body should have less to do with good looks and should be more connected with the desire of being healthier. If you decide to change your life by starting to eat healthily and avoiding unhealthy foods, by exercising more often and making healthy lifestyle choices, you will feel much better in your own body and will avoid severe health problems triggered by excess weight.
- Muscles take an effort to grow
So, you’ve decided to lose weight. That’s great because your body will get rid of all the excess weight that can cause so much harm in time. But, if you also want to make your body look great, you should start working out as well. A well-established workout routine will not just help you get rid of fat deposits, but will also make your muscles develop in a healthy manner. The best part about muscles is that they can grow at any age if you give them the right kind of nutrients and if you work them out periodically. Muscular tissue grows under the action of physical effort. In other words, if you have intense physical activity on a constant basis, your body will realize that there’s the need for more muscle mass so that the entire organism is capable of managing a large amount of physical activity that comes along. Of course, you need to eat the right foods as well because, otherwise, you won’t have all the energy and strength you need to get through the workout routine as you should. You see, just performing some exercises because you have to, won’t help you too much. You should be involved and make sure you give 100% during your training sessions if you want to enjoy lean muscles.
- What to eat when working out
It is well-known that muscles need proteins to grow. So, make sure you have high-quality proteins in your diet, coming from lean meat, eggs, but also from vegetal sources, such as whey and various legumes. Of course, you will have to make sure that you have the proper calorie intake according to the level of effort you are depositing on a daily basis. This is very important if, besides muscle growth, you also want to lose weight. When looking to shed the extra pounds, eating fewer calories than you need and doing more physical effort is the answer because once your body won’t get sufficient energy from the food it receives, it will begin burning its own reserves, which means fat deposits. It is good to know that by increasing the level of proteins in your diet you won’t accumulate any more fat, as a good amount of proteins is necessary and will help you. You just need to be careful at the number of carbohydrates you eat, as they are the ones responsible for fat tissue accumulation. Also, make sure to have healthy foods as well, like fresh veggies and fruits, as they are filled with vitamins, minerals, and fibers, so much needed in a healthy diet.
- You can also get the help of some supplements
Yes, if you are interested in growing lean muscles and have a gorgeous body, you can also add some supplements to your diet. What kind of supplements? Well, some supplements may help support muscle gain by giving your organism what it needs for this process. Of course, be very careful when you choose your supplements. Do some research and see what they contain and if their quality is reliable. Don’t take any supplements just because they claim to help you grow great muscles because they may contain all kind of harmful ingredients. Also, do bear in mind that by simply taking supplements you won’t grow muscles overnight. With or without supplements, you will need to work out with regularity and adopt a healthy diet if you want a lean body and balanced muscles. These supplements are created to give your body the support it needs and to make your training sessions more effective, not to get the load of working out off your back. So, continue with your training sessions, in which it would be ideal to include weight training if you want to grow muscles, and healthy diet plan and the gorgeous body will not fail to appear.