Do You Have Problems With Negative Body Image?

September 13, 2010 by  
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Body image is more of an issue today than it ever has been. Look at any number of magazines in your local newsagents or at news stands and you will see examples of the “perfect” look as well as magazines that tell you how to get it, next to other magazines which relate the stories of people who felt like dying because they couldn’t achieve the look they wanted.

It is tremendously easy to develop a negative self-image with regard to your body these days. Look at the headlines when a celebrity puts on a few extra pounds and you will see how opinions are shaped. Someone who is carrying extra weight can become the victim of a campaign of criticism that borders on the slanderous.

If you are coming from a position of negative body image, you are not in the right place to go for the perfect look. It sounds like a logical impossibility, but the truth is that people who are disgusted with themselves are not in a good position to turn things around in a lasting and correct way. They are far more likely to take short-cuts which will not help them in the long term.

This does not mean that you have to go on a long journey of discovery to get the look you want, only that you have to give a lot of thought to how you will go about getting there. If you are prepared to do a lot of hard work and ready to deal with setbacks, then the process of getting the best abs will be a lot more manageable.

Why Everyone Wants A Six Pack

September 13, 2010 by  
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The six-pack has taken on a level of importance in people’s imaginations that is stunning to behold. The lengths to which people will go to look better and have rock-hard abs are impressive, but can be a little bit scary too. Why do people go to such lengths to have something that many other people seem to manage well without?

In some ways, the mythology that surrounds the six pack comes from the same place as the peer pressure that is often blamed for people developing eating disorders. It is not quite true to say that where girls develop eating disorders, guys will over-exercise to achieve a six pack, but there is definitely some spirit of truth in the argument.

Just as young female pop stars and celebrities tend to be skinny and energetic – which encourages those who idolise them to try and be the same – the male objects of female desire tend to be quite “sculpted”. Male pop stars are frequently possessed of a “six pack”, and lusted over by girls and gay men. To be more attractive, guys will often seek to develop a six pack of their own.

There are ways and means to achieve the six pack, and this is an important consideration. Some people will take short cuts to get the look, and when you take a short cut you may well be at risk of taking a wrong turn. There are ways to achieve the look without taking a wrong turn, and it is important to avoid this.

Get The Body You Have Always Wanted. All It Takes Is…

September 13, 2010 by  
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Everyone wants to be fit and healthy to a certain extent. There are certainly enough people around who are perfectly happy to be well-covered, or whatever euphemism you want to use, and as long as they are not physically unwell they see no reason to change. Then there are other people who do not feel comfortable unless they are more sculpted than the next guy.

People will go to incredible lengths to get the look that they feel they are meant to have. There are plenty of body builders, both male and female, who actually develop eating disorders because they are terrified of carrying even a millimeter of extra fat. Although this is eventually damaging to what they are looking for – you need those calories to turn them into muscle – it is still common.

The most important thing you can have is your health. It is more than possible to get the body you want, six pack and all, while remaining physically healthy. Therefore it is important to bear in mind that there are some sacrifices that it is not worth making in order for you to look better. Think about this: some models and actors who look great on camera look a lot worse close up because their eyes, skin and hair all bear tell-tale signs of the short cuts they have taken.

If you want to achieve that six pack look, you need to bear in mind that arriving at it will take some work on your part, and that that work will be easier to do if you eat healthily. If you avoid food because you think it is easier to turn a flat stomach into a six pack, you will find that it holds you back more than it helps you.

The Mythical Six Pack – Do You Have One?

September 13, 2010 by  
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Good abdominal muscles are something that are coveted by a large percentage of the world’s population. A six pack you could bounce coins off is something to be coveted, particularly if you are a man, or so we are led to believe. And yet, a massive number of us not only don’t have a six pack but seem well on our way to developing a party keg instead.

It is impossible to avoid reminders of the six pack we are asked to cultivate. Watch any number of pop videos and you will find that these impossibly young and energetic stars all seem to have the mythical six pack. How did they manage it? You can go through a training regime that seems to be up there with what the Navy Seals carry out, and still not have what you are looking for.

Should you just give it up as an impossibility? I mean, it would be fantastic to have that six pack, but there are plenty of people who manage to get along without it. Does it matter all that much? If you feel comfortable with how you look, do you need to go to the effort of working on the abs until you are exhausted (but sculpted)?

The truth is that you are the only one who can decide if you want, need and can get the six pack look. If you want to be a successful pop star then the chances are that you will have to try and get those abs. If you want to model sports gear or underwear, then you’ll find it hard to get work without those abs. So do you want the six pack, or are you happy with a keg?

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