Mind & Body
Can You Get The Highly-Prized Hourglass Figure?
Women come in all shapes and sizes, and nothing should stop any woman from attaining the beauty available in all of them. However, there’s no denying that the hourglass figure has become particularly prized and focused on, especially in the media. While it’s important to battle ideas of what we “should” look like, it’s understandable for women to want to attain that figure, as well. For that reason, we’re going to look at what steps might help you get closer to the figure that you want.
Bringing out those hips
Working our way up from the bottom, you first have to think about what you can do to better bring out the defined shape of your hips. If you are small hipped, trying to put out weight isn’t going to help, as it’s going to appear in your gut first. The best you can do is tone and strengthen those hips so that their innate curves become more visible, which is easily done through squat exercises, whether you do it with weights or just your bodyweight.
Working down your waist
The hourglass figure is comprised of a slim waist to go along with notable hips and bust to serve as the “two sides” of the hourglass. Slimming down the waist means more toning exercises, but it also means weight control in order to achieve it. As such, you want to make sure that you’re doing plenty of cardio exercises, not to mention yoga exercises that can help tone up your tummy. A lot of women can find it difficult to tone their tummy through exercise alone, however, so calorie control is going to be important.
What about the bust?
Your shoulders and bust can be toned as well. Work on your upper body through exercises like pushups and wall presses. There are muscles beneath your breasts and working to strengthen them can also increase your bust size a little. Of course, women with naturally small breasts may be limited without the aid of things like the best breast surgeons to help with an augmentation. However, that’s up to you on how much you want to get that upper part of the hourglass figure. You can do some work naturally but the bust size is going to play a defining role.
The role of diet
Weight control is central to any efforts to win an hourglass figure and, needless to say, exercise isn’t enough to help you burn away all the fat that might obscure the potential hourglass underneath. For that reason, you need to focus on your diet, eating low-calorie foods, relying mostly on whole foods when you can, and avoiding too many saturated fats, not to mention sugar. Eat in a way that helps you hit your workout goals, instead, getting more protein, especially the lean kind, that allows you to tone up your muscles even quicker.
Needless to say, changing your figure isn’t easy but it can be done with some work. Hopefully, the tips above help.