ArtSHINE Healthy LifeStyle for 2015: Focus and Commitment

Ever wondered how athletes keep their six packs, or maintain toned bodies? Simple exercises you’ll say! Wrong!

The secret: focus and commitment.

Two of the least tiring but most difficult things to achieve. But the two greatest for getting the results you want. Rather than slack your way through 2015 moaning that you haven’t got abs, concentrate on your commitment to the task and focus when you begin to waver.

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My Fitness Progress From 2013 – 2014

Remember, all of us have a six pack, but our bodies will want to store body fat. And that’s over the abdominal area, hiding your abs in the process. So here are some great get-fit facts to get you going to the gym to banish that fat once and for all:

Food focus: Prep meals for the next day and cut down on sugars and salts

Weight workouts: Total calories burned are greater after weight workout as your muscles need more calories for recovery. And more muscle means more calories your body uses, even on days when you’re not exercising

Keeping it cardio: Exercises will improve your cardiovascular fitness, but for a six pack you’ll need a balance of cardio and weights.

Fibre: More fibre equals great abs as they are nutrient dense and low in calories

Cut the salt: Too much salt causes water retention. So phase out those processed meals

Be oblique: Having slick obliques will emphasize abs more. So rigorously exercise obliques as part of your training.

Protein: Increased protein intake supports muscle growth and controls blood sugar

Sugar no-no: Cutting out sugars and eating more fresh fruit will get your abs shining.

Commitment: That C-word, again. Without it, nothing will happen. With commitment in your heart and focus on your mind, those stomach abs will soon become a reality.

Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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