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5 Fundamental Tips to Minimize Weight Gain When You Can’t Exercise


Over worked and tired woman has no strength to exercise
Over worked and tired woman has no strength to exercise

Exercising is an awesome way to stay trim, fit and healthy. You can burn heaps of calories and increase muscle tone with a really well planned exercise regime. It is however, super annoying when you can’t exercise, because the maintenance of the body (including weight sustainability and minimize weight gain) is therefore, compromised. So your abs, glutes, biceps, legs and stomach area all have the definite potential to gain unwanted weight and become less toned. Ugh, no!

It is important to understand the truth to an individual’s reasons for not exercising. We are all human, and sometimes there are factors that cause us to need time off from workout training. It might be that you are unwell, travelling for work, or bogged down in something really trying, that takes you “off path,” for a while. The results of not exercising will usually reflect in the outer and inner body, but there are some ways to minimize the enormity of the impact.

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7 Ways to Crack the Psychology of Weight Loss


Psychological Weight Loss
Psychological Weight Loss

It’s not easy to lose weight. Many components come into play when it comes to expending more calories than what we take in on a daily basis. This needs to become habitual to see change over the course of a month, week, year, and, ultimately, the lifespan. We often think of diet and exercise being the two main components. While that’s ultimately correct, there’s another side of it that we don’t often think about – the mind.

Our minds can be powerful tools when it comes to forming habits. Brain chemistry can act in funny ways when we begin dieting, from depletion in serotonin (pivotal in appetite regulation) to an increase in dopamine (controls the “reward center” of the brain). With so many factors regulating when we eat, how we eat, and how we cope with stress, it’s no wonder weight loss can be a Sisyphean task.

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