Are you muscular or slim or curvy? There are many body types and each one is beautiful in its own right. Many of us keep an eye on nutrition and do exercises on a regular basis because we want to be healthy. A second benefit of our efforts is that we also get to look good. Looking good and feeling good boosts people's self-esteem and confidence. Women struggle with this a little more than men because there is a strong, kind of subliminal, pressure for women to look like models.
The fundamental tenet of human physiology lies in the individual's outlook on how body, mind and spirit all mutually support each other in its health and well-being. Having realized that the body acts interdependently - your thoughts, emotions, and body parts all play a role in your overall health - people are now more inclined than ever to consider the wisdom of holistic health coming from a variety of non-local traditions.
Goal setting is one of the basic principles of exercise psychology. Despite its simplistic nature, correct goal setting is all too often absent in an individuals fitness goals. Goal setting is crucial for individuals to not only achieve, but experience success as well. Here are some definitions needed for full understanding of the following content:
Muscle Dysmorphia is defined as a disorder that deals with obsession over the perceived muscularity of one’s body. Simply, it is the psychology that one’s body is too thin and not muscular enough. Essentially, Muscle Dysmorphia (M.D.) is the male reverse counterpart to female Anorexia nervosa. It is categorized as a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder and is VERY COMMON in today’s gyms and society…much more than we think. I will admit that some define M.D.
I am going to try and keep this blog short and sweet but I felt that I needed to start writing and what better way to get back to blogging then an important topic as self-confidence and believing in your own success because at the end of the day you are the driver to achieving your dreams, success and happiness.
How is it that so many people make the same resolutions every year?! With the top 3 resolutions made for 2013 being:1) lose weight2) improve fitness level3) quit smoking (or other bad habits) Not shocking right? These are the same resolutions made every year. What is happening? I'm going to give you 3 ways to create real change. 1) Don't commit to a schedule!
Today, many people have gone from writing in their notebook journals to using applications on their smartphones that allow them to digitally save their journal entries, keep track of calories and food intake. Smartphone applications are a great way to hold yourself accountable for your individualized diet and fitness plans. According to (Smith, 2012) nearly 50% of the U.S.