It’s the dawn of a promising decade and chances are, you are already devising a comprehensive plan to kick-start (or restart) your weight loss journey. While setting the right goals is a crucial first step to prevent any chance of developing an unhealthy lifestyle, many still lack the correct mindset and instead set out on becoming skinny by force which ends up jeopardising their health.
Losing weight without a proper diet and exercise plan will only bring about loss of muscle mass, causing fatigue over time due to declining strength. Weighing too little could also lead to weakened immunity, more fragile bones and many more health issues such as chronic diseases like diabetes. Losing weight drastically would only result in a temporary, inconsistent “skinny” look, and your weight may fluctuate easily.
At this point, it is important to note that losing weight does not equate to losing fat. In reality, muscles are denser and weigh more than fat. Therefore, using weight as a method to measure your level of fitness is unreliable. Rather than mulling over the numbers on the scale, divert your attention to your heart rate blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar level while practicing proper exercise and a good diet plan to maintain the right amount of fat and muscles in the body.
Stop imposing crazy restrictions in your diet and start feeding the body with the nutrients it needs. A well-nourished body will not only contribute to an increase in muscle mass, but you will also have more energy to push through those physical workouts too. Additionally, it will put a stop on cravings that could contribute to unnecessary calorie intake altogether.
On the fitness aspect, it is time to looking beyond just having a good appearance and build on those core muscles—the base that supports your entire body stability and endurance. This involves your abs, pelvic floor and back muscles, and even the simplest daily movement you make (like walking) is dependent on them. A weak core is linked to numerous problems such as body alignment and lower back injuries.
It certainly helps that aesthetic treatments like EMSCULPT and COOLSCULPTING are readily available at The Retreat Clinic to bring you closer to your weight loss goals effectively and safely. EMSCULPT is a great FDA-approved treatment to burn fat and build muscles thanks to the use of HIFEM (High-Intensity Focus Electromagnetic) technology to simulate the effects of 20,000 sit-ups. Various sizes of applicators available can be used to target different areas such as your abs, buttocks, arms and thighs. It is an excellent alternative to help strengthen your core too.
COOLSCULPTING, on the other hand, is considered to be the new era of fat reduction treatment. As the most googled aesthetic treatment in 2017 and 2018, it is a non-surgical, fatfreezing technology that is FDA-cleared to treat different parts of the body by freezing off fat cells, reducing up to 20-25% in fat layer thickness with just a single session.
Every individual and body is different, and we strongly recommend you to consult a certified physician to identify the best fitness plan for you.
For consultations with Dr Ong Jin Khang of The Retreat Clinic, please call +6011-3302 8232 to book your appointment.
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