The way you see yourself has a major effect on the way you feel. If you think of yourself as attractive, if you have good body image, then you will feel better and act with more confidence in the world. As the saying goes, you are as pretty as you feel.
There are many steps you can take to improve your body image. Some of these are in the mind, changing the way you think about yourself and your appearance, and some are in the body, taking those steps to get yourself into shape and improve your health.
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is start steering your thoughts away from the negative to the positive. If you miss a workout routine one day, don’t get discouraged and start thinking about how you’ve disappointed yourself, think about how many workout routines you’ve actually made. Emphasize your successes, not your disappointments.
2. If you want to improve your body image by improving your fitness, find ways to make getting fit fun. If a workout is something you have to drag yourself to, then maybe you need to change how you workout. Do you know how many calories a nice swim can burn off? A lot! Dancing is a fantastic aerobic workout. Enjoying yourself is a sure way to improve your body image.
3. Technology and science have provided us with many new ways of getting in shape. Scientists have studied the way such substances as omega-3, found in many foods, can boost our immune systems and improve our health. New exercise techniques have been developed to more efficiently use our bodies to get into shape.
4. Rebounding, using mini trampolines, is a breakthrough technology for exercise and fitness. The Needak rebounder is one such mini trampoline. This equipment uses the force of gravity to provide health benefits. As you jump, you experience weightlessness at the top of the jump, acceleration as you descend, and enhanced gravity as you land on the Needak rebounder. The effect is to stimulate the body in ways that conventional exercises don’t.
5. Of course, whether eating right or exercising, you’ll keep your motivation high if you have people to share your successes with. Joining support groups for fitness and health are a great way to get positive feedback for your efforts and improve your body image. Getting a gym membership and taking fitness classes can make staying healthy fun.
6. You’ll want to develop your other interests outside of staying fit as well. A hobby or volunteer work gives you contact with other people or a nice break from the stresses of modern living. As recent research has proven, a happy mind and a happy body go hand in hand.
7. Finally, sometimes trying something new is a great way to boost your mood and your body image. Take a class, try a new workout routine, take a trip somewhere you’ve never been. Treat yourself to a new haircut, some new clothes. Being kind to yourself is essential to improving your body image.
So let’s not beat around the bush; just what is the F4 system? It’s a method of training based on one that has been lost and collecting dust. The reason it’s been “lost” is because of the emphasis on intensity, which most trainees equate to heavy, joint-jolting workouts.
Go to any gym, and you’ll see that most people are either using very light weights and resting too long or pounding their bodies with heavy weights, eventually getting injured. Contrary to popular belief, heavy bone- crushing poundage’s are not necessary for fast results. In fact, they can be detrimental. Those current heavy-training trends can overstress your body, jar your joints and actually damage your immune system because of excess stress hormone release (cortisol).
You do need to expend effort, but it should be cumulative. What does that mean? Here’s how it works.
Our F4 system calls for moderate poundages for less joint stress and relies on high muscle fatigue for intensity—which means short rests between sets and growth hormone release. GH triggers a veritable muscle-building, fat-burning (and anti-aging) cascade. That hormone decreases significantly as you get older, but this type of training can provide a real resurgence. In short you can get in the best shape of your life, turn back the clock on aging all while strengthening your muscle, ligaments and joints. This fly’s in the face of modern exercise programs, which is good because people are not getting the results they are after. With Old School New Body they will get results. Period!
The beauty of this program is it’s simplicity! If you’re in the slightest bit curious, I recommend you look closely at John’s program. You can even go to the Positive Fitness Interviews site and listen to a few minutes of each of the interviews so you can get a feel for them yourself.