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Every time a new year comes along, you realised that you didn’t reach some of the goals you set out last year, such as becoming fitter and healthier. You promised yourself you would hit the gym at least three times a week but you likely failed it as the year rolled by.
Regardless, THIS year, you can finally achieve those fitness goals with a few simple tips to help you out. There are loads of misconceptions about getting fit though, so here are a few stuffs to get right:
#1 Lifting TOO MUCH weights thinking it’ll help build muscles quicker
Challenging yourself to lifting heavier weights is a good thing but you need to be patient. Being barely able to lift a 5kg dumbbell doesn’t mean you should skip to the 25kg ones just to get ‘better results’.
In fact, the only thing you’ll be getting is extremely sore muscles and high possibility of being injured.
#2 ONLY doing cardio exercises but expecting to have a shapelier body
Cardio is extremely important but it’s not the only exercise you should do if your main goal is to get a nice-looking body. If you want a nice booty, you gotta do them squats; if you want abs, do more crunches and other core workouts; and if you want toned arms, carry those weights.
#3 Thinking that ALL vegetables and fruits are good to consume
A healthy diet isn’t just about eating fruits and vegetables. Most fruits such as red apples, pineapples, grapes, etc. are high in sugar (albeit natural), and so will not be effective when you’re trying to lose weight.
Meanwhile, certain veggies can cause different reactions too. For example, broccoli and brussels sprouts cause bloating, peas are starchy and glycemic, which triggers weight gain, etc.
Check with a dietician or do deep research to ensure which are good for you to consume and which aren’t.
#4 Overindulging in ‘sinful’ food because you’ve been on a diet
Another common mistake people make is completely cutting out a certain type of food in their diet, then bingeing on it during cheat day. For example, you might think you musn’t eat carbs such as rice, noodles, breads and potatoes. However, carbs are still the main source of your body and brain’s energy.
Cutting it out completely will cause you to crave for it and that’s when you go all out during cheat days, ultimately overindulging yourself.
#5 Keeping bad habits because you’re lowkey addicted
Bad habits such as smoking, sleeping late (and too little), and not drinking enough water can make it harder for you to do exercises for long.
Plus, lack of sleep makes you prone to serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes!
Water on the other hand, is the most natural detox as it helps clear toxins from your entire body, so drink enough of it everyday. It also balances your bodily fluids to aid the body’s functions such as transportation of nutrients, blood circulation, digestion, etc.
#6 Not feeding yourself enough nutrients
Your body requires loads of nutrients, which we don’t get enough of on a daily basis. Though eating more nutrient-rich foods is important, we could still use some additional help from health supplements.
BiO-LiFE Livasil is one of the health supplements you can take to nourish and protect your liver and total health.
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Your liver is a generative organ, meaning if you cut a part of it off, it can rebuild itself over time. However, it requires lots of silibinin (a.k.a silybin) to maintain your liver health and free it of radicals.
BiO-LiFE Livasil contains high strength milk thistle and the core constituent of it is silymarin that consists of at least 7 flavonolignans. One of those flavonolignans is silibinin and Livasil contains one of the highest silybin content in the market! Taking a healthy dose as per recommended can help protect your liver.
It's Halal certified and approved by Ministry of Health. The best part is, it's suitable for those of you on a vegetarian or vegan diet too.
For more deets on the product and where to buy it, head over to BiO-LiFE’s website.
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