Practicing a healthy lifestyle, exercising and even healthy meals would make anyone achieve their ideal body shape and size. The same is true for the curvy woman. Not to be confused as being on the big side, the curvy woman simply has some curves and looks that are accentuated (and that she should be very proud and confident of). Everyone has fat deposited in their body but the curvy woman has more in particular areas including the thigh, hip, backside, and even breasts.
Just like every other body shape, being (and remaining) healthy is the watchword. This can be achieved in a variety of ways, with exercise being one of the most important, natural and result yielding. Just like everyone else, the curvy woman should also undertake working out, not just for being healthy and fit, but also because she would have a lot to gain from this act.
Why should you work out as a curvy woman?
As already mentioned staying healthy is important and as a curvy woman, specific benefits that you would gain include:
Being fit and healthy: this point cannot be overemphasised. Staying healthy is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves and exercise is one of the most important and foolproof ways to achieve this. We cannot exercise alone and expect to be healthy as we need to combine exercise with healthy meals and a healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless, exercising is still very important and capable of ensuring a safe, productive and enjoyable life to everyone concerned. So, to maintain normal healthy conditions of the body, a curvy woman should incorporate exercises into her daily routine. Let us also not forget that exercise, apart from affecting the body, also affects mood and makes us happier too.
Maintaining your figure: staying in shape and maintaining your curves can be a daunting task but working out should easily help you achieve that. A lot of exercises which are known to be healthy can also be body specific so you can achieve more when you practice them. One of the more popular examples is strength training: while lifting weights, you can also incorporate squats, ensuring your backside stays rounded and your curves preserved.
Keeping omega-3 fatty acid within the normal range: If you haven’t heard this, then let us be the first to tell you: curvy women produce smarter offsprings with higher IQs! Why? Because their curves happen to have lots of omega 3 fatty acids stored in them. A study made by Lasseka and Gaulin in the year 2008 showed a direct association between curvy women and increased cognitive abilities in both the women and their children. This means that children born of curvy women are likely to be more intelligent than children born from non-curvy mothers. Even though a lot of factors including the growing environment can still affect your child’s abilities, a considerable level of omega 3 fatty acid still plays a major role.
However, too much of anything is bad and this also goes for omega 3 fatty acids. Excess omega 3 may cause blood thinning and even excess bleeding. So, for the curvy woman, ensuring that this compound which is very useful but could cause potentially harmful effects, is kept in check is very vital. Research has shown that exercise may help to promote the body’s metabolism, ensuring the omega 3 fatty acid level is never above what is necessary and always kept within limits.
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Best workout techniques for the curvy woman
After speaking extensively on the different benefits a curvy woman would gain from exercising, it is only ideal that some of the routines are also mentioned. Strength training has already been mentioned but it is not the only routine for the curvy woman. If you are curvy and have an hourglass figure like Kim Kardashian or Scarlett Johansson then you should be particular about certain exercise patterns, some of which are highlighted below
Side steps: this helps to maintain backside and hip size by alternating body motion. For this routine, you need to use a staircase for support. First, place your right foot on one stair with the right part of your body facing the stairs and your left leg lifted to the side. Then you should lower your left foot back on to the ground and repeat the process. You should perform at least 10 reps of this.
Push-ups: this tones the shoulder and chest mainly. It is achieved by lying face down on your hand and then pushing yourself up on your hands and feet with your feet hip-width apart. Then you lower yourself down till your elbow is parallel to your exercise mat. At this point, you can go back down to your lying position and perform at least 10 reps. To make this routine a little more tasking, you can add a fitness ball under your shin to achieve a leg raise. This would mean more pressure on the core area and triceps too.
Liftoff lunge: this tones the butt and thighs mainly. It can be achieved by standing with your feet hip-width apart, with 2 dumbbells in hand but held at your shoulders. First, you take a step forward with your right leg and bend your knee at approximately 90 degrees. After standing up, you should raise your right leg and stand on only your left with the dumbbells now stretched over your head. These steps should be alternated with the left leg and at least 10 reps performed.
So, even though you do not have a celebrity trainer like the celebrities mentioned, these routines can be performed at home with simple equipment and would help you stay in shape.
In conclusion, everyone should be proud of their body shape and the curvy woman is no exception. Feeling confident and beautiful in your skin can be enhanced by exercise. Exercising should be used as a means to maintain health, shape and fatty acid levels. With this information, we know that exercise shouldn’t just be used for losing weight but also to promote health, maintain health and enhance body features.