Improve Your Personal Activity Level
Men, like women, have trouble spots in the body that cause concern and distress. Most of the time, these trouble zones have to do with the storage of unwanted, excess body fat, or lack of muscle mass and tone.
Sometimes the concern is due to aesthetic reasons, and other times it may be health-related.
Stress is often associated with overeating and inactivity, both of which can lead to weight gain.
The stress hormone cortisol can make you prone to storing fat in your abdomen. It’s essential that if your mid-section is your trouble spot, you should find ways to alleviate your stress throughout the day.
Your focus should always be on your overall health and achieving a healthy body composition. You can’t spot-reduce fat from one specific area with exercise. But if you have a well-balanced diet and a comprehensive fitness plan that includes some targeted exercises, you’ll move one step closer to achieving your body confidence goals each day.
Large pectoral muscles seem to be the symbol of male virility in all of the magazines. So, it’s not surprising that when men don’t have the chest that they desire, it can lead to a lack of confidence.
Too small: Getting results can take time. But with dedication and careful planning, it’s possible to pump up your pecs. If you have a lack of muscle mass in the chest area, dedicating yourself to performing a strength-based routine that focuses on both the muscles of the chest and back, in combination with a muscle-gaining diet plan, is the best approach to build up your pecs.
Excess fat/lack of muscle tone: Unfortunately, we don’t get to choose where our body stores excess fat. For many men, especially with age, they find that the chest becomes a problem area. Controlling your calorie intake, in combination with a good exercise plan, can help you with your overall body fat reduction goals.
Men of all ages can possess excess abdominal fat, but quite often this is a problem found in middle-aged men. Carrying excess fat in the abdominal area is linked to high levels of stress, as well as poor diet and lack of exercise.
The waist circumference measurement is increasingly being recognized as an important tool for assessing an individual’s health risks associated with being overweight. People who carry their weight centrally may be particularly at risk for developing heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
There is a big difference between having a small amount of excess fat covering your midsection and having an amount that is considered a health risk. Always remember to check with your doctor to learn whether you are at risk.