Posted on November 13 2019
Why do you invest in quality menswear? It’s simple, you want to look your best, express your personality and take advantage of the other benefits, like the confidence boost it gives you.
But, regardless of how much you spend on your wardrobe, whether it’s men’s dress clothes or casual wear, you’ll never be “all in” on looking your best, or enjoying the advantages that go with it, if you don’t look after your health and fitness.
If you’re rolling your eyes right now because the thought of exercise makes you sweat, or you’re gym-phobic, hear us out. There won’t be any bench presses involved (unless you want them to be!).
3 Ways to Look Better in Anything
If you’ve tried health and fitness programs before and were never able to stick to them, it’s not your fault - or at least not entirely. If there’s one thing that defeats more health and fitness programs than any other, it’s making big changes to your diet and exercise levels in hopes of losing 30 lbs, or getting a six-pack, in just a few months.
Like your clothes, health and fitness are a lifestyle, and life-long, pursuit. And, just like your wardrobe, it's a mistake to try to go out and do it all at once. You need to take your time and assemble it piece by piece with new elements that make sense to add to your routine.
As a starting point, here are the basic pieces you need.
Strength Training - It doesn’t have to be about ‘tickets to the gun show’. Strength training helps you build bone mass, lose weight and improve your posture and balance. You don’t even need weights. Studies have shown that body-weight training, with exercises like push-ups and squats that don’t need extra weights, can be just as effective as using free weights.
Cardio - Whether it’s walking, swimming, jogging, riding your bike, or whatever exercise gets your heart going, it burns calories. And, according to the experts, you’ll burn more if you use intervals of high-intensity exercise, separated by periods of rest or low-intensity work, versus a constant pace of exercise.
- Start Eating a More Balanced Diet - That means getting the recommended mix of fats, carbs and proteins in your diet, with as many whole foods (unprocessed) as possible.
If you liked this post, check out our recent article about three ways to look great that have nothing to do with what you wear.