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Your Contour: Body Toning 101

Your Contour shapping 101 blog

Jennifer Lopez … David Beckham … Miranda Kerr … Bradley Cooper …

Aside from fame, what’s the common denominator of these stars? It boils down to two words – TONED BODIES! According to bodybuilding.com, one has a ‘toned’ body if it is firm with muscular definition and shape. Well, these guys have IT and they look great at any angle!

So, you want to have that ‘perfect’ contour too? Go for it! Keep in mind, these stars were NOT born with toned bodies, they worked hard to get in shape. And, if they can do it, we all can too!
So, let’s start from the top, shall we? Here are some ideas.

1. DIET

Obviously, eating the right food is on top of the list. There are many diet plans one can choose from these days. Some would try the low-carb diet or the low-fat diet, while others would go for vegetarian diets. We won’t recommend a specific method because there is no such thing as a ‘one-size fits all’ diet plan. It is best to go to medical doctors and ask them. Diet plan recommendations from doctors are safer because they study the medical condition of patients. Finally, when it comes to food, TV Chef /Author Julia Child has the best advice “Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.”

2. EXERCISE

If you want to get that toned or sculpted body the natural way, then you don’t have a choice but to exercise. Here are some simple reminders:
• If you are not sure how to start, ask for some help. You can research credible websites or talk to gym trainers in your community.
• The fastest way to get that toned body is to sign up in a gym. Simply because they have the machines to ‘sculpt’ every each of your body. Of course, you can do the simple exercises like deep squats or swan dives at home too.

• If possible, invest in some exercise materials. Purchase 3-5 pound dumbbells, exercise mat, comfortable shoes and some exercise clothes.
• To make things fun, why not invite a friend to become your exercise/gym buddy? Time will move faster and, maybe, because of the friendly chats you won’t notice the ‘pain’!
• Exercise can give you more than a muscular shape. Bear in mind these words of Nelson Mandela, “I have always believed that exercise is the key not only to physical health, but to peace of mind as well.”

3. SURGERY

Sometimes, dieting and exercising isn’t enough to get that perfect ‘toned’ body. Body contouring surgery is another option to finally get rid of the excess fat and skin. There’s liposuction, Pec implants, tummy tuck, and body lift surgery. Clearly, good physical health is a must from candidates of surgeries.

4. SHAPEWEAR

You have done the dieting and the exercising, but the excess skin or fat still makes you conscious. So, what now? Well, if surgery is not an option, then go for the easy and safe one – use Shapewear garments! Don’t worry, Hollywood stars also use them. Shapewear products easily hides ‘excess stuff’ like flabby arms, love handles, back fat and muffin tops in a matter of seconds. And, best of all, there are Shapewear products for both women AND men! Purchase one today!
Remember, ‘toned’ bodies are not just for the rich and famous. We all can look great! Get going! The faster you start, the faster to flaunt your contour!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear,

Targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers. Order yours today!!

Your Contour: Three Reasons Why Men Should Use Shapewear

Your Contour Men Shapewear Blog
Shapewear for men?! Well, why not?

Today, the word “sexy” is used to describe both genders. Moreover, some would define sexy as acquiring hourglass shaped bodies and six-pack Abs. Perhaps that’s why many women swoon over the ‘yummylicous’ contour of Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham. They look so hunky, right?
On the other hand, what if it is just an ‘ordinary’ guy? That would mean a guy with some love handles or belly fat or maybe some flabby arms too? Truth be told, but some women don’t give these guys a second glance.

What’s the solution? A few would go to the extremes and go under the knife just to get the six-pack they are dreaming of. Some would be more health conscious, meaning they would go on a strict diet and exercise to look fit. Obviously, the second choice is better.

However, what if after the ‘transformation’ some flabs are still obvious? Well, that is when men have to ‘tuck it in’ using some Shapewear products!
To convince men to use it, here are some benefits:

1. Great shape in a second!

Putting on a Shapewear, like the Slimming Undershirt Body Shaper, will make flabs ‘disappear’. Thanks to the dual layer technology of this product, the chest, hip, back and stomach area will look ‘tucked in’! You will look slimmer and more athletic-looking in no time! No need to hold your breath just to get the flat tummy look. Just put the shaper on and do whatever you need to do.

2. Man Boobs,

be gone! According to the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, fifty percent of American men face the condition called gynecomastia or man boobs. To ‘solve’ the problem, some men will get medical treatments or may just altogether avoid using fitted shirts. Moreover, there are guys who would tape their ‘boobs’ to look more flat. According to experts, the condition is not harmful physically, but it can really cause low self-esteem. If the condition is a mild one, proper diet and daily exercise are the best solutions. In addition, while getting rid of man boobs, using a body shaper will help boost self- confidence.

3. Use it for any occasion!

Shapewear products are not just for special occasions like dates or big formal events. Looking good is achievable any time! For instance, use an Arm Shapewear Compression every day to make flabby arms ‘disappear’. You will get shapely arms to boost your self-esteem while flexing those muscles!

Remember, it is now widely accepted for men to use shapewear products.

They are not only for women.

According to makemeheal.com, even 52-year-old Brad Pitt is rumored to be using shapewear garment to ‘tuck in’ his midsection. Don’t hate your body when you know you can do something about it. Get rid of love handles or belly fat or flabby arms the easiest, safest and fastest way. Grab the right shapewear garment and look breathtaking always!
For Men’s Shapewear product details, click here!

Your Contour’s line of body shapewear

targets specific zones of your body, so you can have the support and therefore increased self-confidence where you desire it most. I began this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those who were recently pregnant, losing weight, or have undergone surgery.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our customers. Order yours today!!

Hair YC shapewear and body shaper Heairstyles blog

Transforming your look from corporate chic to the life of the party has never been easier

Headed from the office to an after-work soiree? Learning how to take your hairstyle from day to night will save you precious time and energy. So find out how to glam up your hair with this professional advice.

The Curls Have It

The easiest way to change your style from one look to the next is to curl it, says What Not to Wear stylist Nick Arrorjo. “Once hair is curly, it’s locked together,” he says. “It’s so much easier to pull it back, twist the top pieces, or roll the sides back, because the hair is all in one piece.”

To curl hair, Arrojo recommends washing it the night before, so the hair won’t be squeaky clean and will have better texture. He prefers a 1- to 1½-inch curling iron and advises against using anything larger. “You can always soften hair; you can’t always make it tighter,” he says. Spray each section of hair lightly with a non-aerosol hairspray, which is less sticky and makes restyling later in the day easier.


Down is the New Up

Contrary to popular advice, Arrorjo recommends wearing your hair down and flowing at night and in a chic twist during the day. “Loose hair is sexier and more dramatic, while an updo is office appropriate,” he says. The bonus: After unwinding your hair from a twist, you’ll instantly have pretty waves. All you have to do is run your fingers through the roots to restore volume, and you’re ready to go.


Invest in Your Style

A well-styled blowout can make it through the day — and sometimes the next day, too, says Erin Anderson, a Brooklyn, New York-based stylist and a TRESemmé beauty and fashion consultant.

To give your style staying power, use gels or mousses. Avoid serums, which can weigh hair down or make it look greasy. Another way to help your style last is to avoid touching your hair throughout the day, as hands can add excess oil to strands, Andersons says, and that can lead to lifeless locks come party time.


Refresh Your Hairstyle

At the end of the day, revive your hairstyle with a curling iron or a flat iron. If you’re at the office or on the road and that’s not possible, try teasing roots with a comb to create volume and shape, says Anderson. Lock it in by using a little hairspray when finished.

Arrojo has a simple trick for making a style instantly more glam: Move your part an inch further down the side than your daytime look and push your bangs or front pieces across your face. “It’s very sexy to have a bang sweep across your face and eye,” he says.


Hair Accessories

Feminine headbands and barrettes are very in this season, according to Anderson, and can be a party girl’s best friend. Clip limp locks off your face with a barrette or tease your hair and pull it back with a headband for instant glamour. Anderson particularly likes festive patent-leather flower barrettes and feather-adorned headbands.

To get barrettes in the right place, Arrojo suggests using a large clip, like the ones used at hair salons for placement of your hair. Then, once you have your hair pulled back the way you want it, replace it with the more decorative barrette. “The clips are much easier to maneuver and will save you time.”

ShapewearDepending on where you live, you may have already busted out your spring wardrobe or you might still be fantasizing about warm temperatures to come. For many, warm weather clothing is more form fitting than cozy winter sweaters. But everyone has days when baggy pajamas sounds much more appealing than a fitted suit or dress. Bloating can often ruin how you feel in your favorite outfit and might also lower your self-confidence for the day.

But did you know that there are foods that will help ease your bloating? Take a pro-active approach to preventing bloating by incorporating these foods into your daily diet. And remember, Your Contour is here to help you look and feel your best. Our lines of body shapewear are both comfortable and fashionable looking. We carry both women’s and men’s shapewear to meet your most every need.

Water with Lemon: When your body retains water (i.e. start to bloat), it is doing so in order to avoid dehydration. Therefore, you should drink more fluids rather than cut back when you begin to feel bloated. Lemons are a natural diuretic and a gentle laxative when combined with warm water, thus helping to reduce the amount of salt that is retained in your body. Tip: Drink from the glass rather than a straw to avoid taking in excess air.

Celery: This veggie has a history of being used as a digestive aid for regulating bowel movements and controlling gas. The natural chemicals in celery are known to decrease your retention of fluids and help get rid of your body’s toxins. Other veggies to include in your meals are leafy greens, summer squash, parsley and cucumbers.

Watermelon: Not only is this juicy fruit incredibly refreshing on a hot day, watermelon also provides a great balance potassium and sodium, which is beneficial to controlling bloating.

Turmeric & Rosemary: Generally thought of as simply adding taste to a dish, turmeric and rosemary both hold properties that can help deflate your belly. Turmeric has long been used in Asia for inflammation and pain and is thought to help ease unsettled stomachs and reduce bloating. Rosemary has been utilized for a wide range of ailments, including gas and digestive troubles. Try incorporating a little spice or herb into your favorite meals!

I founded Your Contour in 2006 after experiencing the common frustration shared by many in regard to the industrialized sizes of the shapers. I created this company to produce a product that can custom fit anyone of any size and provide confidence to those that were pregnant, losing weight or had just undergone surgery. We pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality of our products and the confidence they provide to our consumers. Contact us and order your body shapewear today!

 

 

 

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