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GemmaPlumb.com’s 1st Birthday!

I honestly can’t believe it’s been one year since the start of my blog. It seems like yesterday I was writing my 1st blog post and wondering where it would be a year from now. So much has changed; my blog has helped me grow in both my personal and professional life and I now… Continue reading GemmaPlumb.com’s 1st Birthday!

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Amazing Ways To Improve Your Body

Our bodies are amazing. They can do so much. And we use our bodies in so many wonderful ways. But sometimes we wish they were different. Perhaps you want to be stronger, slimmer, curvier, or faster. There are many ways to improve our bodies. It all depends on what you want them to do for you.

To make your body work harder for you, it’s important to feed it right. Diets should be rich in nutritious foods like vegetables, nuts, pulses and beans. These can provide the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs. Meat and dairy also have the place in our diets. And whole grains and seeds offer energy and fiber too.
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Each food group provides something the body needs to work harder for longer. But the diet isn’t enough. A program of exercise designed to improve your fitness, stamina and strength is key to making your body do more. Repetitive movements can be very helpful for building strength and suppleness. It also helps the brain connect the motions to the work you want your body to do.

If you want to have stronger arms, you might try push ups, pull ups, curls and weight training. This will work the muscles, building strength. You may do several repetitions of each exercise and then rest for a few days. The resting period is essential for the muscle to repair and heal. This is how the muscle can gain strength.

Sleep is also essential to our bodies as it provides the rest needed for cells to regenerate and injuries to heal. It helps keep our metabolism in check and aids digestion. Most importantly, it helps the brain remember the movements we have done. We actively learn while we sleep.

If you’re looking to sculpt your body into a more refined shape, then a mixture of slimming and muscle work may be necessary. Celebrity bodies are much adored, like J-Lo, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce. You can see more details on how they got their bodies into shape online. Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise is usually the best way to burn off fat.

This means more walking, jogging, and cross training need to go into the mix of your exercise program. Anything that raises your heart rate and works up a sweat is usually good! Stretching and flexibility in the limbs are also important for that toned look. Light weights can help boost the effect too.

Some celebrities swear by special diets to help them keep the fat off their body. There are two different kinds of fat. The good fats we need to stay healthy. The bad fats are the ones found in all those treats we know we should avoid! Chocolate, candies, cakes, and processed meats tend to be the worst offenders. Each of our bodies is unique, though. Balancing what we eat and what we do is best. We all need different things.

You can improve your body to be faster and stronger. Or you can improve how the body looks. We’re all born with a unique physique that will need the right diet and exercise to perform at its best. Take care of yours.

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Get the Figure You Want with These No-Nonsense Techniques

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Try as we might, most women aren’t going to stop caring about their figure anytime soon. I know I spend a lot of time thinking about mine! We all worry about whether we’re too fat, too thin, too wobbly or even too muscly. No one can tell you what you should be happy with, but they can help you achieve what you want. Even if you’re comfortable in your skin, it doesn’t mean you can’t be happier if you change. If you’re still after your ideal figure, whatever that is, I have some recommendations for the best way to find it.

Find the Perfect Weight
Women can worry about their weight a lot, whether they think they’re too skinny or too large. If you’re unhappy with yours, you can change it. The key thing to remember is that you should go about it in a healthy way. Combining a healthy diet with exercise is the best way to feel fit and healthy. You might have a target weight or a clothes size that you want to fit into. Whether you’re losing weight or trying to gain it, you should decide whether you want to weigh yourself. It might seem odd not to, but many women prefer to judge their figure by how they look and feel, not what the numbers say.

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