Health & Wellness

The Cost of Getting Lean

Earlier this year, Sports England in partnership with other organizations, released the national campaign This Girl Can. “It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.”

Whether you are  lithe like  Zoe Saldana,  athletic like Serena Williams or curvy like Christina Hendricks, the video really hits home that every body is unique and created differently and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. But the image that the media and the fitness industry sells us is one of skinny and lean women with tight six-pack abs, butts and arms and yet not realistic the realistic bodies for most of us,  many of us buy into those images hook, line and sinker which results in us feeling bad about ourselves because we don’t look that way.

Putting the excessive photoshop aside, have you ever thought  how can you be the leanest or the healthiest that you can possibly and what the cost of getting that body is?

John Berardi and Brian St. Pierre over at Precision Nutrition breaks it down for us by showing the real trade-offs of getting fit, what you need to do more of or less of to get “the body you really want while living the life you really enjoy”.