Body trends may come and go, but healthy bodies are always in style. If building and toning your muscles are on your list of fitness goals, we’re here to help you achieve the toned body of your dreams.
Toning the body boils down to two simple steps: strengthening your muscles and losing the fat surrounding them. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to achieve this so that you can enjoy a stronger, faster, healthier body.
Achieving a toned appearance means lowering your body fat percentage. To do this, you need to restrict your calorie intake to create a calorie deficit. When you begin burning more calories than what you take in daily with food and drink, your body will start mobilising fat and shrinking fat cells to make up the energy deficit.
There are numerous calculators online that can help you determine how many calories you burn daily based on your age, gender and body size. From there, you can subtract between 500 to 1,000 calories from your diet daily to achieve the calorie deficit needed to mobilise fat.
Of course, losing weight alone is often not enough to achieve your body goals. In order to tone the body, you should switch to a diet that actively supports muscle growth. If you’re looking to improve your overall nutrition, we’d suggest switching to a diet with plenty of healthy complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and unsaturated fats.
As opposed to making drastic changes at once, aim to make small changes gradually. Swap fatty red meats for turkey or chicken, opt for healthy fats like avocado, fish and nuts instead of fried foods and add more fruits and vegetables to mealtimes. Such changes will help support your muscles with adequate nutrition, overall helping to tone your appearance.
If you want to tone your body, strength training is essential. This will help build muscle tissue and keep tension in your muscle fibres so that you’ll look more fit. Regular full-body strength workouts that exercise the upper body, core and lower body are the way to go.
In addition to this, cardiovascular exercises are key to burning extra calories, so you can effectively get rid of those extra fat layers between the muscles and the skin. Combine this with your diet changes, and you’ll be looking more toned and healthy in no time.
If diet and exercise aren’t quite managing to produce the results you’re dreaming of, StimSure muscle toning treatments can help. StimSure is an electromagnetic treatment designed to strengthen and tighten the abdominal, gluteal and thigh muscles through methods of contraction and stimulation. Treatments deliver 24,000 full muscle contractions in just 20-30 minutes, so you can skip the gym and still achieve natural-looking, consistent results.
While StimSure does provide incredible muscle toning results, you should keep in mind that treatments are not intended for weight loss. However, if you’re looking for the perfect complement to your fitness journey, StimSure may be precisely what you’re after. Achieving optimal results is as simple as returning for six to eight treatments, twice weekly. You’ll notice a dramatic change in the tone of your body in as little as three to four weeks!
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