Vitality Top Tips
Sculpt Your Perfect Shape
We know that making a lifestyle change can be difficult, so we’ve got some great tips for active men wanting to take control of their body – helping you to make the most of your hard work and the best out of each performance for that healthy, sculpted look.
Dropping body fat requires the commitment to planning, preparation and execution, whether it’s food, exercise or daily activity. So make sure you’re ready to make a lifestyle change and are prepared to put every aspect of it first.
We all have busy lifestyles, so integrating a health programme can take some serious planning. From training to meal prep, it’s important to create a schedule that works for you – this can be the difference between falling at the first hurdle and making a lasting lifestyle change.
Remember To Recover
Whatever your weekly workout, rest is crucial. You will need to rest properly during exercise, as well as leaving time to recover between each session, including getting enough sleep. This also means eating properly at all times of the day, so your body is always fuelled and ready to go again.
Many people are still obsessed with the scales. Overall weight does play a part when you’re trying to lose fat but try tape measurements (chest, waist, hips, upper arm, and upper thigh) for a more accurate view, as well as progress pictures for visible progress checks.
When it comes to weight-training, always stay within your ability. It’s important to maintain perfect form to make sure you work the muscles properly – slowly adding weight as you improve. Remember to take the time to plan your routine and know each exercise.
Don’t Forget Cardio
The older you get, the more important cardio becomes. It’s a key tool for staying in shape, especially as your metabolism starts to slow, but it’s also important for keeping your heart healthy.
High Protein Diet
Eating enough protein can be a struggle for some, especially when you should be getting a lean source of protein with every meal. Beyond the obvious sources, try including nuts, nut butter and beans, while a post-workout shake is a quick, convenient way to top-up your protein intake.
Load-Up On Veg
Making sure your plate is always full of veg is ideal for staying full, and away from those unnecessary, unhealthy snacks in-between meals. Plus, they deliver a whole host of all-important vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fibre, helping to keep your body running as it should.