Skip to main content

Bringing Sexy Back: 6 Tips for Men to Get Their Bodies Summer-Ready


Let’s face it: the “Quarantine 15” has a lot of mens’ self-esteem in the toilet right now after a long past year of sheltering in place and social distancing. 

Approximately 64% of men said their current state of health or appearance negatively impacts their confidence, according to a recent survey of 1,000 US men ages 30-65 conducted by Vault Health. In addition, 90% said their current state of health or appearance could be improved.

But that doesn’t mean it has to remain that way– especially with a post-Covid return to normal on the horizon as we settle into the beautiful summer months. 

Dr. Myles Spar is the Chief Medical Officer for Vault Health, the first men’s telehealth startup to offer direct-to-consumer prescription treatments such as testosterone replacement therapy to optimize their physical, sexual, and cognitive health.

He has some sage tips for shedding unwanted belly fat, gaining lean body mass, and getting in shape for what will hopefully be one of the best summers ever. 

  1. Diversify Your Workout. Incorporating different training styles into your routine can help you achieve better results while avoiding the boredom that comes with a stale and repetitive workout plan. This means changing-up your workouts with activities like HIIT training, cycling, lifting, hiking, or yoga. Whatever workouts you enjoy, make a plan to rotate between four specific types of activity throughout the week: cardio, core, flexibility, and resistance.
  2. Incorporate Cardiovascular Exercise. Studies show that combining cardio and strength training, sometimes called cardiovascular exercise, into your regimen has proven not only to have the best effect on cardiovascular and overall health but to be one of the best techniques for fat loss.
  3. Listen to Your Body. Not every day is for breaking records. Your stress, sleep, diet, and emotional health can affect your workout readiness for the day. If you wake up feeling tired or drained, pay attention to those signals. If you haven’t had a rest day in the past week, consider taking the day off from strenuous activity. Otherwise, you can try jumping into your regular workout routine—but if you’re not feeling re-energized within 10 minutes of the workout, there’s a good chance your body needs to take it easy. Wearables can also offer important metrics when it comes to registering your body’s recovery and readability.
  4. Prioritize Nutrition. Though exercise is key, supporting your workouts with a healthy and balanced diet will enable you to achieve better—and longer-lasting results. Whether you’re already a healthy eater or starting from scratch, now is a great time to refocus on your nutrition. First, establish your goals. Is your top priority to build muscle mass? Then you’ll need to ensure that you’re consuming adequate calories and plenty of healthy protein. If your top goal is losing body fat, you may want to experiment with intermittent fasting or reducing simple carbs and sugar from your diet.
  5. Celebrate Small Wins. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your body is no different. Losing fat and building muscle mass will take time, determination, and follow-through. It’s not uncommon for people to get discouraged when they don’t see immediate results, but just remember that it usually takes much longer to get your body back into shape than It does to fall off the bandwagon and get out of shape. The key is to celebrate the small wins like completing your first full week of training, losing 5 pounds, gaining a half-inch of muscle, and so on.
  6. Boost Your Results With Performance Kits. If you’re hoping to burn fat and obtain lean body mass, Vault Health has two customizable performance-based personalized plans just for these purposes. The Body Kit relies on the power of peptides, which are naturally-occurring chemicals that can boost key hormones inside the body and, in turn, burn through fat while making it easier to pack on muscle. It can also improve things such as sleep, mood, energy, and endurance. In addition, Vault also has the popular Vitamin B12-MIC Fat Burner Kit. By increasing metabolic rate, Vitamin B12-MIC can help burn through fat while regulating sleep, mood, and appetite. The MIC stands for Methionine-Inositol-Choline, and it’s a combination of nutrients that can boost liver function, lower cholesterol, help with allergies, regulate appetite, and rid the body of toxins, amongst other things.

But with all this exercise, don’t forget to rest. Remember it is possible to overdo it when it comes to exercise, and working out too hard may actually decrease testosterone. So don’t skip those rest days!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!