6 Ways to Tone Your Body Without Working Out

Not all abs are made in the gym! Here's how you can tone up without breaking into a sweat.

Not everyone is about the #gymlife. But that should not let you stop you from getting in the best shape of your life. While it is a great idea to include some amount of physical activity in your day, getting in shape is not only about how many hours you put in working out. 

"People who seldom work out often resort to crash dieting to lose weight. However, the results are generally short-lived and will cause more damage than benefit to your body," says Dr Simal Soin, founder, Aayna Clinic. 

Crash dieting can reduce your metabolism that in turn can make it difficult for you to lose weight in the future. So, if you want to keep looking your best and have high energy levels too, here are her tips to get fit while eating properly:

Practise mindful eating 

"Focus on quantity and quality of food. Eat slowly and enjoy your meals to prevent overeating. It is also important to set realistic and easy to achieve weight loss goals to make sure you stick to your diet."

Minimize the consumption of sugar

"Sugar has high calories and especially sugar-sweetened drinks such as sodas, juices and sweet teas. These are loaded with fructose, a type of simple sugar that increases your hunger and desire for food more than glucose which will directly affect your body weight."  

Eat a colourful diet 

"Include as many as fruits and nutritious vegetables in your diet to throw away the toxins from your body. Try adding fruits that are rich in vitamin C as they will help in achieving glowing skin." 

Cut down your alcohol consumption 

"Your fitness regime will go down the drain if you have adopted a few bad habits. Drinking and smoking can damage your skin and body more than you can ever imagine." 

Don’t compromise on your sleep 

"The secret to glowing, healthy skin and charged up body is sound sleep. Inadequate sleep can make you look dull, tired and that may even lead you binge-eat your unhealthy comfort food." 

Just move more

"Whether it is yoga or gym you should adopt the habit of doing a workout regime every day for at least 30 minutes. You can also opt for brisk walking or cardio exercises at home, even that much of effort can make a difference."