Exercise has a long list of benefits, from cardiovascular improvements to building lean muscle. Combined with a healthy diet, it can even help you with your Get Slim for Summer goals! That’s why we encourage you to stay physically active and adopt an exercise routine.
Follow these three tips to combine exercise with the Better Body System so you can work toward optimal health!
- Build up to it.
If you aren’t used to exercising regularly, you may want to start out slowly to avoid burnout. You don’t have to work out to exhaustion to see results!
Before beginning your exercise routine, come up with a solid plan so you’ll be able to stick with it. You may want to find a personal trainer to help you develop a training plan. You may want to join a gym or take dance classes. You may prefer to just run in your neighborhood. Choose what you like, start slow, and stick with it!
- Make your Meal Days your workout days.
This tip is especially helpful if you do a lot of cardio. While protein is great for maintaining and building lean muscle mass, complex carbohydrates are a great source of energy. Adjust your workout schedule to align with the BBS meal plan so you can get the most out of your workouts.
If you work out more than three times a week, you can add complex carbohydrates on the Protein Days that you exercise to fuel your workouts. With the amount of physical activity that you’re doing, you’re probably going to need them. You may also want to increase the size of your protein snacks to make sure you’re giving your body what it needs to stay strong!
And, of course, don’t forget to use Yoli products to supplement your workouts. Drink Passion for energy before the workout, Fun to stay hydrated during it, and YES to maintain your lean muscle tissue post-workout, and you’ll be feeling great!*
- Strength train.
Strength training is a great way to see dramatic improvements quickly. It can help you develop strong bones, control your weight, boost your stamina, and, of course, strengthen your muscles. It can even boost your metabolic rate! If you’re planning to exercise on the BBS, we strongly recommend making strength training part of your workout routine.
While a lot of women avoid strength training because they’re afraid they’ll bulk up, that’s not something you should worry about. Most women don’t produce enough testosterone to put on massive amounts of muscle without supplementation and a very specific lifestyle. Those super strong women in bodybuilding contests eat and train very differently to look the way they do. Strength-training alone isn’t going to do that to you (although if that’s what you want, more power to you!). In fact, strength training’s fat-burning, muscle-strengthening abilities will help you stay lean and toned rather than bulky. So don’t be afraid to pick up those free weights!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. As with any dietary supplement, consult your health care practitioner before using any product, especially if you’re pregnant, nursing, or under medical supervision. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.