How To Tone Your Entire Body In One Week
We all want a toned body, but the moment we see pizza we forget about it. Well, unfortunately eating fast food and laying all day won’t give you the body you want. You need to set your mind, get up and move that body of yours if you want to see results.
Eat more vegetables than you think you need
You’ve heard that you need to eat your veggies; now is the time to take this advice to heart. Vegetables provide your body with essential vitamins, they aid in digestion, they provide extra hydration, and they deliver nutrition without too many calories. Basing every meal on vegetables will help you look toned faster.
Choose lean proteins
To achieve muscle tone, you’ll need to feed your body with plenty of lean proteins. Protein can come from meat, but it is also found in vegetables, legumes and nuts.
Don’t forget fats and grains
A balanced diet also includes healthy fats that promote organ and skin health as well as grains to give your body the fiber and minerals it needs.
Drink mostly water
Drinking water helps your body flush away toxins and stay hydrated, both of which lead to a toned, healthy look. Try to drink 8 or more glasses a day, and more when you’re exercising.
What you’ll need:
- Two dumbbells (12-15 pounds)
- Yoga mat
- Stability ball
Monday: Marching Bridge
Lie on the yoga mat and place your feet in front of your hips. Push up with your heels, while raising your butt and bring your body to a bridge position. Pull your right knee towards your face while keeping your back straight and foot flexed. Repeat with your left leg.
Tuesday: Abs of Steel With a Moving Plank
Do a plank pose, with a straight back. Reach out and touch the ground in front of you, one arm at a time. Keep your hips straight!
Wednesday: Dumbbell Rows
Grab the dumbbell with your left hand and lunge forward. Place your knee at a right angle and bend your arm on it. Push the elbow back and bring the dumbbell to your chest. Repeat the exercise on the other side of your body.
Thursday: Lateral Lunge
Stand with your feet squarely under your hips. Step backwards with your right foot, swing it across your left leg into a deep curtsy. Swing the right leg to the side while coming up and bending into a side lunge. Repeat with your other leg.
Friday: Dynamic Side Plank
Get into a side plank position. Dip your hip down to the floor and raise it back to the starting position slowly. Flip over and repeat!
Saturday: Dumbbell Squat
Grab a dumbbell in each hand and lower your body into a weighted squat. When you start coming up, pivot your right foot and raise one arm above you. Get back into squatting position.
Sunday: Stability Ball Chest Press
Sit on a stability ball and start stepping forward until your shoulders rest on the ball. Keep your back straight and hold the dumbbells in the same line as your shoulders. Press up slowly and lower your back down.
Raise your heart rate with cardio
The best exercise routine for toning your body is a combination of cardio, which gets your heart rate up and increases overall fitness, and weight training, which strengthens your muscles.
Start resistance training
Cardio alone won’t help your body get as toned as it can be. Incorporating some resistance training will help you see results much faster. After a few weeks, the contours of your muscles will be defined, and you’ll have more energy than ever.
Do some yoga
Participating in a yoga class 2-3 times a week is one great way to get stronger and healthier. Yoga is good for building both flexibility and strength.
Ask your doctor about maintaining healthy liver and kidney function
Your liver and kidneys are your body’s first line of defense against toxins. Talk to your doctor about what kinds of dietary and lifestyle changes you may need to make in order to keep your liver and kidneys in good condition, especially as you get older.
No matter how healthy your diet may be, over time, environmental toxins can build up in your body and start causing health problems. Fasting is an excellent way to expel the toxins and cleanse your digestive system. This results in improved energy and tone.