Many people become regular couch potatoes and they often lounge around, then do nothing. Our body is designed for moderate physical activities, because ancestors were hard workers who stay outdoors often. Unfortunately, physical activity is often associated with pain and discomfort. It means that we need to rewire our brain, so we will be able to associate physical activity with pleasure and comfort. Being physically lazy and idle isn’t the type of lifestyle that we should have. People have different metabolic rate, having excessive or significantly reduced metabolism isn’t good for our body. Ectomorph is a condition that indicates hyper metabolism, which is often indicated by skinny disposition. Endomorph is the opposite and it is associated for people with sluggish metabolism. These people have strong predisposition to store body fat and they often have rounder appearance. We should be in the mesomorph category, which indicates normal rate of metabolism. People with optimal metabolism can add or lose weight relatively easily.
Fortunately, people in the endomorph category can make themselves mentally and physically active. In this case, endomorphs should change their lifestyles by being much more careful with their diet. They should choose the right kind of diet and fitness regimes. At start, things that they shouldn’t be too intense and they need to perform proper improvement with their physical conditions. Exercise with slow movements may not burn too much calories in a single session, but we should still be able to diminish our personal fire. As an example, endomorphs could temporarily undergo lacto-vegetarian lifestyle. It means that there’s no more animal protein and it is important for them to eat plenty of complex carbohydrate. Eggs, milk and other dairy products can still be consumed at moderate amounts. Plant-based sources of protein may include various soy products. As we become slightly more active, we can switch to more intense activities, such as martial arts. We may attend a few sessions each week and we will find out how vigorous physical activities could let enough oxygen to flow into our body.
After improvement in daily diet and an increase in weekly physical activity, we will start to have increased metabolism. This should result in higher caloric expenditure and we should be able to have better results. The benefits of regular exercises should be quite apparent and this we should look for ways to regularly raise our heart rate. It is important that we don’t get distracted, because maintaining healthy diet and active lifestyle can be quite challenging at start. This is where you need your willpower and it is important to nurture your willpower. At start, it’s all about mind game. You need to keep yourself motivated regardless of the situation. You need to have a goal and proper definition of physical fitness. It is important to congratulate yourself for each small achievement, even if you seem to have a slow progress at start. Eventually, you will have toned midsection, flat stomach, ideal body weight and proper metabolism.