My Blog — body image

🤷‍♂️ Advantages and disadvantages of being short 🤷‍♀️

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I am short. It’d be nice if I were taller but I was born this way. The general belief is that there are more negatives than positives with being short. I agree. Having said that, it’s not all bad. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of being short (not an exhaustive list). Disadvantages: Less opportunities: In general, I’ve been afforded less opportunities in life. I am not saying I am unlucky (I definitely have a lot to be grateful for) but when it comes to dating and earning respect from society, I have to work harder to get the same...

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😴 The importance of rest days 🛌🏾

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You want to grow big and get shredded. Intuitively you think the more you workout, the more you’ll grow so you skip rest days. ❌ WRONG ❌ Rest days are an important part of any exercise program. They give the body a chance to repair, recover, grow and avoid injury. Numerous scientific studies show that rest days play an important role in helping us maintain good health and fitness. What is a rest day? A rest day is a day in which a person takes a break from their regular workout routine. That doesn’t mean you remain totally inactive. Low-impact...

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Quick ways to cut your daily calories

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As we all know, cutting calories is vital to becoming shredded. Below are some quick ways to reduce calories in your everyday foods. As I always preach though, you must have an underlying motivation to cut your calories, otherwise you won’t stick with these tips. 🧂 Use herbs, salt and spices for flavour instead of sauces: You can unlock a tremendous amount of flavour by just using rosemary, sea salt, CRACKED pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Avoid creams and dressings (soy sauce and hot sauces are fine). As a general rule, the more filling and satisfying a flavour is, the...

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How to build muscle

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Here are the essential ingredients to building muscle.   Caloric surplus You need to be eating in a caloric surplus if you want to build muscle. This means you’re consuming more calories than you’re burning. You’ll need to calculate your baseline calories (the level of calories you need in order to maintain your current body composition), and eat above that. In body building colloquialism, this is known as a bulk. Depending on how you want to go about this, you can undergo a ‘dirty bulk’ (which means pummelling your body with excessive calories well above your maintenance) or perform a...

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Body image

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Today I want to discuss body image, how it impacts our self-esteem and how to manage our relationship with it. Our world is a very superficial one and unfortunately society deems a specific body and face type as the ideal (and thus the most desirable). 👉 Origins We have adopted the definition of an ideal body from our primate ancestors. Taller men with broader shoulders, wider chests and thicker arms were seen as stronger, therefore more able to raise a family and defend against predators. Women with wider hip to waist ratios were seen as the ideal bodies as the carriage...

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