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Taking a Holistic Approach to Weight Loss
Taking a holistic approach to your weight loss implies that you donít just look to one aspect to help you reach your weight loss goals. For example, most people believe they either need to eat less to reach their goals, or that exercise is what they need to help them reach their goals. While both these methods have proven to be effective, taking a holistic approach will help you stay in shape for longer.
Taking a holistic approach means that you see your weight loss as a whole and you exercise for it, eat for it and focus on the mental aspect as well. Yoga and pilates are both great additions to your holistic weight loss plan. Although neither of these forms of activity are associated with weight loss, participating in these classes or practices and combining them with good, clean eating and regular activity will help you tone down and keep you in shape for life.
Both are also great for building strength, muscle definition and help to increase flexibility, which results in a better quality of life. In addition to your daily exercise regime and healthy eating plan, try to incorporate one to two classes of these practices and see how much better you will feel. You will also shed more kilos when you improve your overall fitness mindset, and find it far easier to stick to healthy eating because your mind-muscle connection will be that much more enhanced.
So, donít just think dieting is what you need to get in shape. The best way is to train your body into a holistic mindset, so that you are always in great shape.
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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