Due to genetics, everyone’s bodies are a little different. Add in lifestyle choices and climate, we then become distinctive in our own ways. Living a sedentary lifestyle may lead to negative health effects like high blood pressure or heart problems due to the lack of exercise. While that is the worse case scenario, the road to it is filled with many unfavourable effects. An inactive lifestyle results in lethargy and can lead to obesity. Growing fat is a downer to everyone. It causes self-confidence to drop while creating an unhealthy cycle of inactivity. Being unfit leads to muscle shrinking and wasting away, also known as atrophy. This causes a loss of strength and motion, which will then lead back to being more unfit compared to the original state. This affects the mental state as well. An increase in size means some clothes will stop fitting.
Alternatively, having an active lifestyle brings about positive changes in the physical and mental well-being. Other than strengthening muscles during a workout, endorphins are produced which triggers a positive feeling in the body. It also reduces stress. A sense of accomplishment is also achieved once a workout is completed. To the high achievers, attaining a body that checks all the boxes under aesthetics is the epitome of an active lifestyle. This leads to higher confidence and morale, culminating in a positive mental attitude.
The downside of an active lifestyle is that it requires time and dedication, something most people are unwilling to part with. Work can take a large part of our day, add the time spent with friends and families and we are left with not much to spare. Discipline and sacrifice play a very big part in working out. Making the choice to sacrifice some personal time for exercise and sacrificing our favourite foods are the first step towards a healthy lifestyle.
Different bodies react differently to exercise and diet. Hence these days, custom meal plans are the rage. They usually deliver or suggest what is good for you, but of course, this is a higher cost than normal. Exercise too, in itself is customizable, a trainer can be hired to develop routines based on what we want to achieve, but also at a cost. In general, the gist of it is pretty much the same, work on the diet and a workout plan. With the internet so widespread, there are certain websites which give advice on the ways to keep fit.
Contrary to popular belief, dieting does not mean eating less or starving. It means to eat right for the type of body you want, including the workout. That goes to say, a replacement of oily dishes with high protein meals. For an intense workout, a high carbohydrate diet might be required to power through the workout. An alternate diet which was just devised in recent years is called the Keto Diet. It recommends a low carbohydrate diet to make use of fats instead of glucose as fuel for the body. Ketones are produced when carbs are lowered, the body uses it as energy. This offers many physical and metal performance benefits that can help with weight loss and health.
Exercise can be a deterrent to many. Most people cite time, lethargy and perhaps laziness for it. The best way is to just do it. Deck out in gym wear and head for a workout. Once it starts becoming a routine, people are not so inclined to give it up. For a start, do light exercise like brisk walking or simple weight lifting to acclimatize the body. The intensity of the workout can be increased in the following sessions. After the initial phases of workout, the next step will be to decide on what to focus on. Is it aesthetics, strength or maintenance? Different types of workout can lead to either of the 3 happenings. A key point to remember, always set aside time for recovery if not the risk of injury is high.
Wind back maybe a decade or so ago, plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments were frowned upon as it was something new and unconventional. The act of paying to look better was seen as such a blasphemy. Aesthetical advancements back then were also costly with a long downtime as the wound had to heal. Fortunately, due to technological advancements and a more opened-minded society, aesthetic treatments are not scoffed at anymore. Interestingly enough, the open-mindedness was caused by technology. Due to the rise of social media, photos of celebrities and influencers are shared widely around, contributing to the thought of a ‘perfect’ look. This gives people an idea of how they want to look, be it in aesthetics or outfits.
Aesthetic treatment involving body usually are Liposuction or Radio Frequency treatment. Liposuction involves removing fat from the human body. A rather advanced method called Cryolipolysis is an alternative to fat removal in that it destroys fat cells by freezing. It is nonsurgical compared to liposuction. Downtime is minimal and side effects include local redness and numbness which will subside. Some notable treatments are Zimmer Z Lip Cryolipolysis Treatment and Ice Body Shaping.
The treatment that utilises Radio Frequency is known as Venus Legacy. It incorporates Multi-Polar RF to multiple tissue depths, Pulsed Magnetic Fields has regenerative properties and Vari-Pulse for deep energy penetration, lymphatic drainage and stimulates circulation. The fat cells are targeted, broken down and are eliminated through the metabolic process. Venus Legacy is non-invasive with a minimal downtime. Venus Legacy is used for face slimming, double chin reduction and reducing of tummy, love handles, arms and thighs.
As with all the different methods to achieve the ideal body. Caution should be exercised as too much of one thing can lead to harm. Doing everything in moderation allows for safer workouts with lesser risks. Determination and discipline will point you in the right direction, enjoy the process and finally the result.