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How to Look Great at the Gym

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , , ,

One thing that stops some people from going to the gym is the fear that they do not look great in work-out clothes. Dowdy gym clothes have a way of eating away at one’s dignity. This is why it is a good idea to buy flattering workout gear. The more attractive you feel the more confident you will feel and the more likely you are to make it to the fitness center in the first place.

One instant way to look good is to forget about the elastic band and then wrap a bandana around your head.  This works just as well as a sweat band to keep sweat drops out of your eyes and looks more attractive.  Also scrunchies are back and look nice tying up a top knot with a bit of a pony-tail on top of your head.  If you are worried about showing up to the gym with a bad hair day then you can also try wearing a baseball cap and looping your hair in a pony tail through the hole at the back of the cap.


One surprise to people who think that black is slimming might be interested to know that the color now gives the impression that you are trying to hide your body or weight. That is because everyone knows now that wearing black is supposed to be a trimming trick. Instead wear colorful clothes that you genuinely like.


If you are overweight try wearing yoga pants with a loose giant T-shirt. This might help take the edge of your self-consciousness and it is a very in-style retro look that is flattering on most plus-size people.


Yet another detail that can help pull together your look is a light-weight short work-out jacket.  This is also a good thing to wear if you are going jogging and it is cold outside.


If you do not like parading around in boy shorts and a muscle T-shirt keep in mind that you can buy work-out clothes nowadays that look more like street-wear. These workout clothes have the functionality and coolness of work-out clothes but have capped sleeves or crossed bodices with ties or waists with pockets and details. This normalizes your look somewhat and for some people it makes them feel more at easy and casual when working out.  As an added plus you can also wear this type of clothing outside of the gym if need be.


Jumping Rope Can Detoxify the Body

If you want to detoxify your body and lose weight fast combine a light juicing routine with jumping rope every day. The reason this works is because the human body gets rid toxins, pollution and drugs through the lymphatic system. The act of jumping stimulates the movement of blood and lymph through the body and helps flush waste products and toxins out of the cells.

A detoxified body is a healthy and stress-free body. Jumping rope helps the blood to circulate efficiently throughout the body and gives people incredible energy.  The act of jumping rope also detoxifies the brain by stimulating it’s enzyme activity. The result is increased mental acuity, quickness and increased reaction time.

Ten minutes of jumping rope can have as many benefits as jogging for thirty minutes. This is providing you are skipping at 120 turns per minute.

There are many different styles of jump rope out there on the market and you should get the one you feel the most comfortable with. Many people like the beaded ropes.  Some people like to skip at night which means getting a jump rope that lights up at night.

Beaded ropes are a good idea because you can customize them to fit your height and weight.  Look for a handle with a nice groove so you can get a good grip on it.  Get one that suite sour height and weight. If you under five feet then you need a rope that is seven feet long. If you are five feet to five feet and five inches you need a rope that is eight feet long. If you are five foot six inches to six feet then one that is nine feet long will work and over six feet try getting a ten foot long rope.

There are a lot of benefits to using a jump rope. The big one is that it is inexpensive. You can get a great jump rope for less than fifteen bucks. Top of the line ropes made out of the best materials with great handles cost about $25.

Another benefit is that you can jump rope just about everywhere. It is probably best to avoid jumping rope on a slope but in essence you can do it on a thin carpet, rubberized flooring, hardwood, gravel , on the grass or anywhere you like. You can also skip rope in all kinds of weather. There is nothing that says you cannot jump rope in the winter.

Another great thing is that this is a fitness regime that you can keep your family in the loop when it comes to fitness. Jumping rope is a good thing to do with your children.