By social standards, if you’re thin and lightweight, you’re healthy. That makes sense, right? Wrong. We live in a society that emphasizes being skinny. In fitness advertisements, thin models are used. In cosmetic and clothing advertisements, thin models are used. It’s no wonder that many of us associate being healthy and beautiful with being skinny and weighing less. Even the name of this brand and product, "Skinny Teatox," is guilty. But the truth is, being skinny does not equate to being healthy, and being healthy does not necessarily equate to being skinny.
I think we have all seen this infamous Kate Moss quote plastered across tumblr pages and memes everywhere. The problem is that it is actually quite simple to compile a whole list of things that taste better than skinny feels while scrolling through old Facebook photos and admiring our baby-faced selves. Of course this only leads us into drastic measures such as ‘no carbs except for OJ’ and ‘I’m cutting out gluten’. While these can be good for your body if you are successful, in most cases it only lasts for a few days before we’re binging ourselves on the foods we’ve missed the most.
So many fitness crazes come and go, but one that has been around for a while and is becoming very popular among the online community is yoga, and below I'm going to show you my favorite top 5 yoga channels on YouTube.
But first some background. Yoga is a Hindu, spiritual discipline said to combine the body, mind and soul through breathing, meditation and postures.
It gets better. Practicing yoga has some of the most amazing benefits! The main four that people go in for is better strength, balance, flexibility, and posture. Not only does yoga do that, other benefits include: strengthening your lungs through relaxing breathing techniques, improving heart health and boosting the immune system! My personal favorite benefit is that it helps curb unnecessary food cravings!
Now sadly, yoga classes don’t always run cheap. You can sometimes find community classes taught by instructors-in-training for less than $10, but another great way to get your daily dose of yoga (for free) is through YouTube! Along with all of the fitness channels out there, there are also yoga-specific channels. Searching for the right yoga channel isn’t always easy. Sometimes the channel doesn’t have a particular type of practice you want, or they don’t have a tutorial for a pose. Well, look no further because I’ve rounded up what I think are the top 5 yoga channels on YouTube currently, and whom they could appeal to the most.
In my weight loss journey I have lost 40 kgs of fat. Today, I'm happy, motivated, confident and full of life. If I can do it, you can do it as well.
In 2012 I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and said to myself "you are fat," so for the first time in my life, I did something about it.
Give yourself a goal: What do you want to look like what body type do you want? Then work towards meeting your goal. Here are some notes on things that I did and noticed along my weight loss journey. I hope they help!
So you’ve started your journey to weight loss. Not only have you changed your diet, but you plan on adding the gym to your schedule. Of course, the gym can be a confusing place when you arrive. Everyone has a goal body and every girl wants to know what machine will get them to that body. If you’re like most girls, you’ll avoid the weight room full of sweaty adrenaline pumped men and stick with the cardio. However, contrary to popular belief, hitting the weight room will not give you the physique of a professional WWE fighter. In fact, weight lifting can play a key role in helping you on your weight loss journey.