Uncover What Forms Collagen

Did you know the body forms collagen fibers from pro-collagen molecules secreted by specialized cells? But, that production slows down with age and the destruction of collagen fibers increases. Luckily, science has shown us that it is possible to stimulate the production of those elastic fibers, which improves firmness and reduces wrinkling. Here’s how to do it.

First of all, you need to be sure that your body is getting the nourishment that it needs to perform all of the many functions necessary for survival. Repairing skin damage is only one of many functions performed by the body and while it is important, it is not the most important. Nutrient deficiencies will show up as unwanted skin conditions before they cause any other health problems.

When the body forms collagen it uses amino acids from protein and vitamin C. Without adequate vitamin C, the fibers are very weak. They tear very easily, which is what happens in scurvy, a deficiency disease resulting from inadequate intake of vitamin C. Although scurvy is rare in industrialized nations, seriously low intakes are not uncommon. So, be sure that you take your vitamins every day and be sure to get enough protein. That’s the first step.

The second step is to insure that nothing you do on a regular basis can cause the destruction of collagen. There would be a long list of things to avoid, including the use of harsh cleansers and overexposure to sunlight. But, all of those things fall into to two basic categories. They either cause free radical damage or chronic inflammation.

To help prevent the destruction of collagen throughout your life, you should avoid skincare products that contain allergens, irritants and toxins. Harsh scrubs and cleansers can be problems, too, because those things cause chronic inflammation. Avoiding overexposure to the sun and cigarette smoke will help prevent free radical damage.

You can also use a moisturizer or cream that has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. There are some anti-aging creams on the market that support and stimulate the process that forms collagen.

We may not be able to prevent all of the destruction of collagen fibers that occurs throughout our lives. But, we can support the body’s ability to repair and replace those fibers. The primary nutrient that forms collagen is protein. So, a protein-rich cream helps to support the process.

But, not all proteins are the same. Many of them will not penetrate the skin’s layers. Research has shown that the protein keratin will penetrate the skin’s layers, if it is properly manufactured and remains functional. It stimulates the production of new cells and fibers, reduces inflammation, prevents free radical damage and improves the skin’s firmness.

The primary things that cause the destruction of collagen are prevented by creams containing functional keratin. Other ingredients are beneficial, too, including coenzyme Q10, kelp extracts and grape seed oil.

In conclusion, supporting the process that forms collagen fibers is a simple matter of giving your body the right tools. Nutrients are the right tools for the job.

To learn more about vitamins for healthy skin, and other incredible natural substances for natural healthy skin care, visit my website today.

Health and Our Life

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all wealth of life you need, even if its need all you want”

The above quote is very much true, until and unless we are not healthy from inside we are not happy. Even, if we earn a lot of money but there is no happiness. Being healthy doesn’t just mean physical health of a person; it covers both aspects of any human i.e. PHYSICAL health as well as MENTAL health. Both form of health have its own causes and cure and both are very much dependent on each other or we can say one can be the cause of other and at the very same time one is the cure for the other. Likewise we say “if a person is not physically well, it is going to affect his/her mental health”. At the very same time we say “He is so healthy physically that he is always cheerful and so he is very much tension free and so he does not have any mental tension”.

If a person is not mentally well then his physical health is affected, and it is very easily seen on their face. That is how just by seeing someone we say”he is so full of life!!” Whenever we see any cheerful person. His face has a different charisma. But at the same time whenever we see few persons and we are not able to stop ourselves by saying that “how depressed is he always!!”

We humans are bound to take mental tensions and make our body suffer. So there had been many courses to be mentally as well as physically very healthy. Taking few times from our precious work to become healthy and we have many options like, Yoga, which, if we follow regularly not only give our health a boon but also relieves us from all tensions. We learn to work very calmly, another being MEDITATION, which gives our mental health a lot of piece and make us very much patient towards any situation. There are various forms of exercises like aerobics, jogging, Gymnasium.etc…Even new forms of dances is coming up and they keep us involved in them. Few of them to be named are salsa, cha-cha-cha, tap dance etc…

Your Body is a Machine and the Food You Eat is the Fuel

There once was a young promising college student who got his first car on his 21st birthday. His mom handed over the keys along with a few words of advice:

“Don’t drink and drive. Fill it up with premium gas and remember to change the oil every 3,000 miles.”

Nothing out of the ordinary; just basic car safety and maintenance. Beaming, the young man replied,

“Oh sure, ma. No sweat.”

For the most part, it was easy. The car ran like a dream and he went everywhere in it all the time. The brakes and suspension were super tight. It also didn’t cost a whole lot of money to keep the car running smoothly, especially since regular gas was much cheaper than premium and there wasn’t any noticeable drop off in performance.

He did take note when the odometer zeroed out at 66,000 miles and then again at the 70,000 mark a few short months later, but his thoughts centered mainly around how cool all the zeros looked. All in all, life was pretty darn swell for the young man and his car.

Until it wasn’t.

The first symptoms were hardly noticed: An occasional delay starting the engine; a sudden backfire here and there morphed into a stead creaking squeak in the chassis which eventually joined forces with a shuddering wobble whenever he braked hard. But after warming up on the road, the car ran pretty much like it always had.

Until it didn’t.

The end came quickly one bitter cold morning. The young man jumped in his car and turned the key. Nothing happened. He turned the key again. He pumped the gas pedal twisting the key back and forth in a frantic panic.

No spark. No life. Nothing.

Looking back, he had no one to blame but himself. His mother had given him good advice. His car had let him know early on that things were going wrong. Granted he was inexperienced, but there was no excuse for ignoring the obvious.

Why the young man did nothing when he was given every opportunity to address the problems long before they became unfixable is at the heart of the matter. As for the young man, he moved to New York City and joined the ranks of the walking masses.

However, you can’t just walk away from a health problem, at least not for every long. Your body has ways of forcing you to pay if you’ve ignore it long enough.

Things don’t usually start out that way. Back when pizza, burgers snack cakes and bagels with cream cheese and butter were your friends you had no concerns about your health. You could drink beer after beer, down multiple tequila shots, puff on cigarettes, take multiple bong hits and get very little sleep with little or no consequence.

Then gradually, imperceptibly, those same foods cause a negative backlash. Now, that same slice of pizza and beer settle like bronze paperweights in your stomach. Your knees and elbows pop and creak when sitting, or standing, while your favorite red meat goes down easy then comes back again and again in a nasty backwash of acidic broth.

Toxemia (symptomatic illness) takes a decade or so to affect your everyday life. Yet, the funny thing is most people are ready and willing to accept this slow demise of their health, citing the “natural aging process” or a “bad gene pool” as the reason why they can no longer sleep or take a meaningful poop.

Misery always loves a house full of company and commiserating about the “good ol’ days” of having some decent pep in your step is something we’re fond of doing. There’s a certain amount of comfort in knowing that everyone else feels just as terrible as you do.

Sadly, the laughter fades when someone gets cancer, Type II Diabetes, Candida Albicans, Lyme or Gall Bladder disease. Once our disparate symptoms coalesce into a frightening diagnosis, a disease with a familiar name, the pity party comes to a screeching halt.

This is when taking action to improve the state of our health becomes the most logical, natural thing to do next. But why must we wait for the situation to become dire before taking action?

Being too busy, too tired or too afraid to address the situation just gives Toxemia free reign over your body to accelerate into a life-threatening condition or disease.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of time or cost lots of money to do regular maintenance on your health. There are no doctors or health insurance forms to fill out either. There are dozens of proven, legitimate, inexpensive health maintenance resources available to help you right now.

If you’re human, you are worthy of having good health. Period. You don’t need anyone’s permission (other than your own) to have it either.

How Colon Cleansing Helps Achieve a Healthy Body?

Colon cleansing has proven itself worthy of attention. According to health authorities, a healthy colon helps people achieve a healthy body.

The colon or large intestine is the last segment of your digestive tract. Even though it is not obvious, your colon plays a vital role in waste storage and sustaining fluid balance in the body. The colon does all the work after the digestion of the food components and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.

Studies show how a clogged or unhealthy colon affects the function of the other organs in the body. The organs of the body form systems which are interdependent. One organ that does not function well will have a great effect on the functions of other vital organs. On the positive side, a healthy colon helps an individual live a healthy life. Colon cleansing gets rid of the toxins harmful to the large intestine. As such, the other organs of the body like the liver and the kidney also function better.

Matters of the Intestine

One way to improve your health is through colon cleansing. There have been documented results of colon cleansing helping against constipation, acne, and colon cancer.

Here are some guidelines which can be a good reason to undergo colon cleansing:

– Colon cleansing is done if you are diagnosed with unhealthy colon.

– Bowel movement is a good indicator of the health of the colon. Prior to colon cleansing, bowel movement must be closely monitored. Irregular movement or constipation may be a sign that colon health should be a concern.

– Straining during bowel movement is also considered a sign of intestinal problem. Clogged or hampered colons may be the cause of the constipation.

– Inconsistent stool quality is also a gauge that the colon may have some problems

– Colon cleansing is still an option even if the problems outlined above do not occur since this may benefit the overall health of an individual by:

– Getting rid of food residue not needed by the body

– Decreasing chances of constipation by efficiently eliminating waste substances. Cleansing also introduces more fiber and water into one’s diet.

– Preventing diarrhea by promoting normal consistency of the bowel. This is achieved by optimizing the moisture needed inside the large intestine.

– Lowering the chances of colon cancer. This is achieved because colon cleansing flushes the unnecessary bacteria and other microorganisms which can trigger the development of tumors or cancer cells.

– Improving the condition of the skin. Improved colon health leads to clearer skin and lowers the occurrence of acne.

– Avoiding other digestive system related problems like hyperacidity, flatulence, abdominal pains, and other related conditions.

– Contributing to the overall health which leads to better concentration and performance of any tasks at hand.

Good health is vital in achieving our goals in life. Unfortunately, people encounter health problems which hinder their movement towards their goals. A lot of people have been going through a lot of tests to know what is wrong with their body. They also spend a lot of money to purchase medications to alleviate their health concerns.

Surprisingly, the key to good health doesn’t involve complicated diagnostics and treatment, colon cleansing certainly prove its worth in helping people improve their lives.

A Natural Body Detox Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Detoxification therapy is a completely natural and necessary process to get you healthy and feeling your best! If you’ve never done an official detox program, you are long overdue for a cleansing experience that will renew your energy, reduce food cravings, improve your metabolism, give you radiant skin, better your sleep, and strengthen your immune system.

What is detoxification?

Detoxification is the process of either clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing them. There are several organs involved in cleansing your system: The colon, liver, gallbladder, lungs, kidneys, bladder, blood, and skin. Each one needs to be stimulated to clean out clogged tissues and suffocated cells from the cumulative damage of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, prescription drugs, sugar, pollution, chemicals and hormones in our food.

Why detox?

The primary cause of disease is the accumulation of waste and toxins, which are not eliminated from our body. Some symptoms of toxicity include headaches, fatigue, skin problems, frequent colds, aching joints, cravings, digestive problems, allergies, and sensitivity to smells or chemicals. Given the right herbs, nourishment, and some rest, your body has the power to heal itself and return to a renewed state, functioning more efficiently than ever before.

Who should detoxify?

Although everyone can benefit from a detox cleanse, those of us who are overweight, have unhealthy diets, take medications, drink alcohol, have health problems, or are exposed to chemicals in the workplace, need it more than others. I personally have a very healthy diet, drink purified water, take supplements, and exercise regularly, but the amazing benefits I get from doing a complete internal cleanse continues to convince me that all of us are suffering from the toxins around us and in our food, no matter how healthy we think we are.

Even with a healthy lifestyle, the body forms mucoid plaque, a rubber-like lining throughout the walls of the intestines. This plaque is filled with toxic waste and prevents proper absorption of nutrients leading to poor digestion, skin problems, sluggish metabolisms, and headaches. During a good cleanse, this mucoid plaque is actually eliminated from the intestines and is quite visible and disgusting to see. My clients are sometimes disturbed by this event, but thereafter convinced to keep doing their complete Internal Cleansing Kit by Blessed Herbs each year with some mini detox in between.

What’s the best way to get started?

First, if you have any medical condition, check with your doctor to find out if doing a detox cleanse is safe for you. There are a few levels of detoxification ranging from beginner to advanced. The beginner can do a simple one or two day fast on fresh vegetable juice and water once a month, supplementing with a Toxin Absorber made of bentonite clay, apple pectin, and psyllium seed which draw out and eliminate toxins from your intestines.

Those ready for an intermediate detox can do a whole body cleanse such as with the Internal Cleansing Kit by Blessed Herbs which contains herbs to targets all the body’s organs of elimination and lasts for 21 days. During a longer intermediate cleanse, it’s a good time to clean up your diet, eat plenty of green vegetables, drink good water, breath clean air, and exercise.

An advanced detox program includes a five day liquid fast during which you are resting from work and exercise. In addition, a complete herbal cleansing program or kit should be followed for 21 days to thoroughly scrub and remove mucoid plaque off the intestinal walls, and detox all organs such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, and skin. Colonics are always a good idea during any level of cleansing. Read a good book on juice fasting and cleansing. Some good ones include “Internal Cleansing” by Linda Berry, D.C. and “Juice Fasting and Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz.

In conclusion, we all need to detoxify our bodies regularly to eliminate the toxins and congestion causing poor health, low energy, and disease. It’s a time for the body to regain vitality and rejuvenate its cells. Fasting is also a time to reevaluate things in our lives, remove negative energy or abuse, eliminate addictions, and be more open to spiritual and emotional energy. The physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of detoxification are proven throughout our history and are invaluable for good health.

Visit http://www.RockwellNutrition.com to read about Blessed Herb’s Natural detox kit, and start your cleansing today!

Annika Rockwell owns an operates http://www.RockwellNutrition.com and http://www.RockwellNutrition.net; she is a Certified Nutritionist.

She completed her B.A. at Swarthmore College, PA, in a Psychology Pre-Medical curriculum. She later attained her Nutrition Certification (CN®) through American Health Sciences University, CO. Since 1995, she has been working in the nutrition industry and as a nutritionist.

The Life Force and the Mind-Body Connection – The Essence of Holistic Health

This is part of a series of articles that will explore various religious, psychological and healing perspectives on the topic of health and healing.

In this article, we begin with the human body – the most dynamic Creation known to man. Within every creature or substance in the universe is an energy source that gives meaning and purpose to it having been created. The energy source within the human body gives the body form, life and meaning … let’s call it the Life Force. Once the Life Force leaves the body, the tissues and organs that make up the physical body cease to function and eventually disintegrate into nothing. That same Life Force defines our character and personality, as no two people are ever exactly alike. One aspect of the Life Force often overlooked is its ability to disturb normal body functions after becoming susceptible to and overcome by disease.

Mankind is different from animals in that the human body stands erect at the vertical plane while animals typically function on the horizontal plane. At the top of the human body is the brain which represents intellect and reasoning. In the center of the body is the heart which represents emotion and feeling. And in the lower half of the body is the reproductive system which represents instinctive body functions. In animals, the brain, heart and reproductive organs are all on the same level; where as in Man, these areas have an obvious hierarchy indicating that the mind and emotions are the defining features of the human Life Force.

Coincidentally, the human brain is also divided into three major parts which control these aspects of the human body. The upper brain develops and manages intellect and reasoning, the middle brain defines emotion and interpersonal relationships while the lower brain controls natural body functions. These concepts are commonly known as the Id (body/instincts), the Ego (heart/emotions) and the Super-ego (brain/mind).

In the Biblical story of Genesis, there are theologians that interpret Adam, Eve, and the Snake as metaphorically representing these three intra-psychic components of the mind. Eve (the emotions) was the focal point of the Tug of War between Adam (the intellect) who reasoned against eating the forbidden fruit and the Snake (the instinctive body function) that ultimately seduced her. Within each and every one us resides this hidden Tug of War between our mental reasoning and our physical desires. It’s when our emotions are driven by our physical desires, that we lose our mind and reasoning which eventually creates an environment for mental, emotional and/or physical illness.

In the world of alternative healing and Homeopathy in particular, “holistic” (wholeness) health is when a healthy intellect and reasoning molds the raw material of our emotions so that the natural inclination of the body functions in a proper state of wholeness. Once the disturbed human Life Force is restored to health or is in alignment with its meaning and purpose, the human body has the natural ability to heal itself.

This concept applies to all disease, but the most obvious example is addiction. Emotions are driven by an impulsive desire to indulge in the addictive behavior leaving intellectual reasoning ineffective. Every cigarette smoker clearly knows that smoking may lead to lung cancer and other fatal illnesses – it’s written on every box of cigarettes. Nevertheless, the addict pays no attention to the bold warning and is willfully seduced by his physical and/or emotional impulse to smoke, drink, eat, work, shop, etc.

Classical Homeopathy is a holistic healing modality that works by stimulating the Life Force – visualize a spiritual “reset” button. In practice, the trained Homeopath matches an individual’s unique mental, emotional and physical symptoms to a homeopathic remedy that has proven to heal similar symptoms. Remedies are highly diluted, energized derivatives of plants, minerals, animals and other substances. They are safe and effective when taken in conjunction with a treatment program recommended by a trained homeopath.

It is interesting to note that the Homeopathic healing process follows the hierarchy of the human body – mental symptoms heal first, followed by emotional symptoms and then physical ones. The healing process is so natural and gentle that in the beginning of treatment one may not be consciously aware of any improvement. Throughout the course of treatment, the Homeopath monitors the subtle yet effective changes in a person’s health, pointing them out to the individual along their path to health.

Future articles will further explore the mind-body connection illustrating how combining homeopathy and psychotherapy can maximize healing and describe the healing process in greater detail including why skin conditions are often the first conditions that appear in childhood but the last to heal.

Health Benefits Of Omega – 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids play a very important role in our body’s correct functioning. They are beneficial especially to the neurological system, by improving signal pathways in our body by being one of the main blocks of our cells. But not only neurological paths benefit from providing the body with omega-3 fatty acids. Also, the cardiovascular system witnesses benefits from these acids.

Let’s take for example, the Inuit Indians. Because their diet is composed mainly of marine animals and fish, aliments rich in omega-3 acids, they suffer from lower heart diseases compared to other people. From as early as 1996 – The American Heart Association has recommended the extended use of omega-3 rich foods in order to reduce the chances to suffer from heart diseases. Recent research has extended the proven benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to other body functions as well.

Some of the Science and Health Benefits

The Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are the most important fatty acids which contribute to having good, vibrant health. They form the main elements of the synthesis of cell mediators. Thus, being important elements of the body cells, they play a vital role in the development of the nervous system. They also contribute to the regulation of inflammations and the proliferation of some cells.

To be more specific, omega-3 fatty acids contribute profitable in the prevention of many diseases. Some of the body’s vital nerve system elements are based on omega-3 fatty acids: the brain grey matter or the retina. These fatty acids affect cell signaling and the expression of genes.

Many medical studies have shown that is important to keep a balanced level of omega-3 and omega-6 acids in the body to prevent some diseases from developing. But despite this, a change has been witnessed in the western countries’ diet.

Aliments rich in omega-6 fatty acids, such as vegetable oil, have grown in usage, altering the omega-3 to omega-6 ration. While the normal rate would be of 4 to 1, this rate has increased to 25-50 to 1. This aspect can have serious consequences on human health, as a high level of omega-6 fatty acids in the foods administered can lead to the apparition of some diseases. Although the omega-6 acids is also part of the cells, their concentrated levels can produce inflammatory mediators (such as leukotrienes and thromboxanes), inflammatory mediators who’s production is lowered by the derivates of the omega-3 fatty acids.

Good Health to Us All

The key to good health is a nutrient-rich diet that promotes well-being and reduces the chance of diseases. The cornerstone of good health is good food. Fine health is something we take for granted when we have it and strive for when we haven’t. Being healthy is something we all should cherish. Another important component of health is regular exercise and a positive mental attitude. Staying healthy is a fusion of mind and body. Keeping our bodies in a good state is something we should pay close attention to. Health is one of the essentials for a happy life. Making positive choices in your diet every day promotes good nutrition and fine health and may reduce your risk of some types of cancer. Use the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods to make a healthy choice. Good nutritive knowledge and proper nutrition is vital for good health. At the very basic level, nutrition is important for normal growth and development, and for maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition is the cornerstone of good health.

By forming a base of good nutrition you may reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases. Good nutrition means a daily consumption of foods in appropriate amounts. You know how important exercise is, right. Experts suggest children need at least an hour of daily exercise and a healthy diet. Did you realize that less than 15% of all kids get enough good exercise each day? Exercise is a vital component for staying healthy, especially as you age. Regular exercise and healthy eating are fundamental to good health – so is choosing the right physician. Vigorous exercise involves minimal health risks for individuals in fine health or those following a doctor’s advice. One example of the benefits of exercise is an aerobic workout which has long been shown to reduce the incidence of low back pain.

Exercise is also a great stress reducer, and can enhance self-confidence. There is no longer any doubt about whether or not exercise is beneficial for health and well being. I believe that information is the key to understanding, especially when it comes to your health. Good information is at the heart of good health care. I believe obtaining the right information is one of the best tools for good health. To sum up, the great news is that a healthy mind and body is fairly easy to achieve. Your health is your responsibility; you should learn to take care of yourself. Often being healthy is not an accident but the result of a proper lifestyle. The blessing of good health is the greatest of all gifts. Students must realize that the secret to long life and good health is one’s own personal lifestyle. Keeping yourself healthy is a lifetime journey. A healthy mind and body is one of the secrets of a happy life.

Various Modern And Classical Forms Of Yoga

The generic term for the mental, physical and spiritual disciplines originated in the ancient India is commonly known as Yoga. The actual concept is that, among the six orthodox schools of the ancient Hindu philosophy yoga is a specific one, which is mainly based on the Yoga Sutras of the Patanjali. Among the followers of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism different forms of yoga are prevalent. The Sutras of Patanjali systematized the diverse practices and the pre philosophical speculations into formal philosophy. Apart from that of the Patanjali, the Hath Yoga also emerged as a prominent and specific tradition of yoga.

Unlike the Yoga Sutra which mainly focuses on the discipline of mind, the Hatha Yoga concentrated on the health and purity of the soul and body. In the late nineteenth century yoga was introduced to the West by the Hindu monks. After 1980, yoga began to gain popularity as a system of exercises all over the western world. Effectiveness of various forms of yoga is still under consideration for the treatment of deadly diseases like schizophrenia, asthma, cancer and some typical heart diseases. According to the national surveys done in the United States it has been found that some long term yoga practitioners have reported improvements regarding mental and muscle skeletal health. Certain forms of Yoga, like hot yoga, also help to lose excess weight.

The literal meaning of the word Yoga is to join or to unite. The person or individual who practices Yoga with the utmost dedication are called Yogi or Yogini. The ancient forms of this art have been modernized so that they can give the maximum benefits to the people. There are institutes where people can get enrolled to learn modern as well as traditional forms of Yoga under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

The names of some of the modern forms of yoga are given as per the name of the person who developed it, for instance, Bikram, Sivananda Integral, Satyananda, the ever popular Iyengar Yoga etc. It can also be seen that some forms of Yoga have been developed by people belonging to a certain area for instance, Tibetan Yoga etc.

In the present day scenario one can come across different DVDs and CDs on Yoga prepared by various famous Yoga trainers. However, it is important to remember that to practice Yoga in the right manner one has to remember certain facts, like proper posture, the right type of breathing techniques etc. Therefore a beginner should always practice under a trainer who can assist him with the proper guidance.

Body Builder – The Top Reasons For Body Building

There are more and more people who wish to lead the same kind of healthy and fit lifestyle. And different people have different reasons why they become a body builder. But here are the top reasons why.

To build self esteem

There are certain individuals who have bad experiences as a child. These people may have become victims of bullying either physically, verbally or both. Because of such experiences, their self esteem may much lower than it could be.

Sometimes it’s genetics and people are born with smaller frames. That’s OK because with my training, no matter what type of body you have, you can build it. Don’t be one of those people that disqualifies themselves before they even try something. I assume however that because you are reading this that you at least you can build your body and that’s a good start.

Certainly, just the look of a body builder is intimidating enough to make them untouchable. Nobody would dare pick a fight with someone bulky. And even if they get into an argument, the kind of strength training that body builders go through can help make them quite capable of defending themselves. The reason I am saying all this stuff is because the reasons why you are building your body are just as important as the act of doing it.

To look good

Most people simply want to achieve a better look. They recognize the way a crowd reacts to extremely masculine bodies. And they want the same for themselves.

Most of these individuals believe that with a bigger shape, they will become more noticeable especially to the opposite sex, in other words, they’ll feel more sexy. This in itself is a great reason to work hard and become dedicated to a solid body building program.

To lose weight

There are people too who become extremely shy because they are heavier. They recognize that by being healthy, shaping up and becoming a body builder, they will be able to gain confidence. And indeed, body building is a very effective way to lose weight, but with guidance because it can actually be dangerous to just ‘wing it’ when it comes to either losing weight or body building.

What is even better is that instead of fat, their bodies form toned muscles. And after they make such a dramatic transformation happen, it is an instant boost of confidence. In other words, if you want confidence, you’ll certainly gain it by getting into a solid muscle building routine.

To become healthy

Health is another reason why some people choose the disciplined lifestyle of a body builder. They are quite aware of the sacrifices they will have to make and the kind of dedication and commitment a solid program will call for. However, they recognize the great importance of health and they are willing to go through the challenges in order to become fit and healthy. No pain, no gain mentality really is what drives most people. I’ve included some powerful materials below on body building and getting in the best shape of your life below, enjoy!