Fitness Regimes For Transgendered Women
- Friday Jan 15th, 2010
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I think fitness, and keeping healthy, and maintaining a good shape can make all the difference to your experience with passability. Following is a list of workouts, and fitness programs bound to help you make a serious difference to your health, and therefore, your overall appearance as a woman.
Yoga is one of the most fantastic fitness practices you could ever integrate into your workouts. Not only does it focus on keeping you healthy in mind, but it also gives you the benefits of great shape, and for trans-women, a mild, and slender toning of the muscles. Focused on flexibility, and moving life-force(chi, prana) through the entire body, yoga can be a revitalizing experience once you get past the awkwardness of having to bend and contort the body in seemingly strange ways.
Another workout method that is focused on resistance exercise, making use of ones own body weight is the all renowned pilates. The goal of pilates is to exercise the body into a naturally toned state, using resistance methods, (often)with the help of apparatus. This method is fantastic for defining shape, without bulking up the muscular areas(arms, legs, back, and chest areas).
Exercise Ball Method
This is one of the best methods you can use to tone the flabby belly that is commonly associated with transitional weight gain. It works by placing your body in a position where it needs to balance, as apposed to working out on a flat surface, engaging more muscles, specifically the main core muscle structure. This method can help you overcome not only the HRT pot-belly, but will help to give your body inner strength which is vital to keeping good posture, something that is considered definitively feminine.
Dance is one of the most under-rated ways of keeping fit, and for no good reason. I have always loved dancing, and though I have never done it professionally, my weekly trips to the local club to get my groove on, never went unnoticed physically. Following are types of dance, that can help you achieve a more feminine figure.
- Belly Dance
Belly dancing is a centuries old practice whose foundings are based throughout the Middle East, and Africa. It's focus on the movement of the hip, buttock, and abdominal area can help to enhance, and create a feminine waist, abdominal and lower body, as well as toning the core muscles that support posture.
- Ballroom/Latin Dance
One of the most under-rated of all dance would have to be ballroom styles, and for no good reason either. Within it routines are some of the most fitness-testing bodily movements that are not seen in other types of dance. Particularly it should be noted that this type of dance can enhance the buttock, and hip areas, the lower, and upper bodies, as well as working the inner core muscles, that again support good posture.
- Hip-hop And Street Dance
Defined by unlimited styles, street dancing has quickly taken the stage in this new millennium. With it's evolution in expressionism, and hardcore movement, it has truly become something that advocates for non-uniformed, and self-expressive dance movement. With a multi-focus of simplicity, blended with eccentric movement, the workout possibilities are endless, and so the results can be fine-tuned to work on the areas you desire to be enhanced.
One of the newest fitness-crazes to hit the health scene is ZUMBA. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ZUMBA as a way to keep fit, and stay energetic, and maintain a very naturally-toned figure. For those of you who don't want to bulk up, or change their lifestyle philosophies, Zumba is a fantastic way to eliminate unwanted fat, and keep an overall healthy state. I particularly like it because it integrates several dance style methods into one overall workout, which has some seriously good benefits on your health, but ultimately your figure.
Some Other Good Fitness Tips
Help your body to be productive as possible by giving your body a thorough, and regular cleansing. This can help with everything from healthy hair, nail, and skin production, to loosing weight in problematic areas
- Eating Raw Greens Once Fortnightly
This is a way of helping your body to cope with free radicals, and excess toxin build-up, as well as helping you to extend, and mature your palette(sometimes we don't eat certain greens because of bad childhood association. As we grow our palette matures, and allows for the enjoyment of food that may have once been intolerable to eat.
- Health Teas & Supplements
Another great way to give the body essential nutrient, is too use dietary vitamin supplements to replace, and top-up resources that the body does not naturally produce itself, or that which may be lacking in your diet.