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7 THINGS: How Really Fit People Stay in Shape

DENSDOME- ​ The person who confesses to actually crave vegetables and looks forward to her daily workout, yet never seems to obsess about every calorie and eats dessert without even feeling guilty?

That person doesn’t just have really good genes. Whether knowing it or not, she has built up a set of habits over the years that allows her to stay in shape without putting in a lot of effort. And those habits can equal the difference between a really fit person—and a couch potato.
Here are 7 things really fit people do to stay in shape:

1. They don’t diet

Have you ever known someone in really great shape who was constantly trying out every new fad diet?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Because for the most part, fit people don’t diet—they make healthy eating a part of their lifestyle.

While I recommend sticking to an 80/20 nutrition plan, ultimately, the key to staying fit and eating healthy is learning to listen to your body. What makes you feel good? What keeps you feeling full and energized throughout the day? 
What helps you kick ass during your workouts? What keeps you feeling and looking fit?

If you learn to answer these questions for yourself, you’ll soon be on the road to embracing healthy eating as a lifestyle, not following every new diet that comes along.

2. They find a way to enjoy exercise

If you’re one of those people who absolutely dreads every minute of your approaching treadmill workout, and hate it even more once you’re there, it’s time to find a different approach to exercise.

Because more often than not, fit people find a way to actually enjoy—and even look forward to—their workouts.

And while that may not always mean they’re excited to lace up their sneakers and go for a run on a rainy day, it does mean that they like the feeling of being fit and value that more than their desire to sit on the couch.

If you really hate to exercise, the problem may be with your workout, not you. Everyone enjoys different things—I used to hate working out when running was all I did, but ever since I discovered HIIT, I can hardly go a day without working out.

So find something you like—whether it’s HIIT, sports, boot camps, CrossFit, or something else entirely—and start looking forward to your workouts, not dreading them.

3. They prioritize their health and fitness

While most people let work, family, social engagements and other priorities get in the way of exercise, really fit people make exercise a priority no matter what.

Yes, this may mean having to get up 15 minutes earlier when you’d rather be sleeping, working out on vacation, or fitting in a workout even when your life seems busier than you can handle. 
But once you build up the habit, it actually becomes harder to not exercise because you become so used to prioritizing it in your life.

4. They don’t eat perfect 100% of the time

Sure, there’s that rare person with 5% body fat that refuses even a single bite of chocolate and seems to be ok with it. But most of us need to cheat a little in order to keep our sanity.

Giving yourself a cheat meal or day every once in a while ensures you don’t feel bitter about your healthy diet and go crazy and binge on all the things you’re missing out on.

So don’t feel guilty if you enjoy a cookie, some dark chocolate or your favorite treat once in a while—just don’t let it become too frequent of a habit or you’ll end up losing all that hard work you put in during your workouts.

5. They get a lot of sleep

If you still think being fit is only about how often you work out, you need to think again. Because one of the top things fit people do to stay healthy and fit isn’t exercise based at all—it’s sleep.

Not only does sleep give you the energy you need to work out on a regular basis, it also helps regulate your metabolism, repair your muscles, boost your athletic performance and more.

Aim for at least 7-8 hours each night, and you’ll be a healthier, fitter and a happier person overall.

6. They hang around other fit people

You know that saying, “you are what you eat?” Well, you are who you eat with (and socialize with) as well.

Think about it: if all your friends are constantly getting fast food and donuts for dessert, and always choosing sedentary activities like going to movies or sitting around for hours, what do you think you’re going to do? Probably eat junk and sit around all day too.

On the other hand, if your friends are into healthy cooking, or trying new restaurants with local, fresh ingredients, and want to go bike riding or organize a pick up game of soccer for fun, you’re most likely going to join in and be more active as a result.

This may be difficult at first if you have old friends with unhealthy habits, but you can try and encourage them to be healthy too with small adjustments to your usual activities—and you can always try and meet some new more active, healthy friends as well.

7. They stay active outside of the gym

While fit people always make it a priority to get in planned exercise on a regular basis, they don’t limit exercise solely to the gym (or home gym)—they do all they can do stay active outside of their workouts as well.

And most of all, believe in yourself. You can do it. Now go get started.

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4 things every man wants from a woman

​While every man is different, there are certain things about a woman that will make any man stand up, take notice, and make him decide he wants to get to know you on a deeper level.
If you want to win the right man’s heart, you need to know what it is that makes a man go from just feeling casual about dating you to wanting and needing you on a deeper level.  I’m going to take you inside a man’s mind you so you understand what it takes to trigger this kind of connection.
And I’m talking about a real man – one who is mature and grounded on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. They are on a great path and open to growing on a deeply personal level.  I’m betting that’s exactly why you’re on this site: to find a quality kind of guy – a real man looking for a real relationship.
So what does a mature, REAL man want in a woman?
#1) A Real Man Wants A Woman Who Is Playful

There’s something that drives men wild and invites them into a deeper level of “connection” – play.

 

Men love to be active and to play. They were raised to express themselves and connect with those around them through action.
Unfortunately, too many women seem to forget this and want to talk their way into a man’s heart. But the fact is that men don’t “feel it” for you because of what you say.  It’s not your words that make a man attracted to you, it’s the experiences you create with him.
Watch or play sports together, be competitive in casual games like ping pong – even add a little teasing and sarcasm here and there – and you’ll really ramp up the attraction and interest.

#2) A Real Man Wants A Woman Who Is Independent
Lots of women mistakenly believe that men are looking for a “weaker” woman who will make them feel like they are smarter and more powerful.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Real men want a woman who inspires them because she has great things going on her own life. They want a woman who has her own purpose other than being in a relationship.

 

A great guy isn’t intimidated by independence and success. What matters to a man is that a woman still has space in her life for a great relationship and is grounded and present when she’s with him.
The best way to communicate this to a man is to stay busy in your own life and not suddenly make him your world.  Don’t drop your own interests, responsibilities, and friends just to be with him.  And then, when you are with him, really BE with him – have fun and give your attention to him and what you’re doing together.
#3) A Real Man Wants A Woman Who Is Emotionally Mature

If a man feels attracted to a woman, eventually there’s going to be a situation that comes up where you and a man will see something differently and misunderstand each other.

How will you respond to this and share your feelings?
A woman who has the maturity to not blame or criticize a man for what she’s feeling, but to share her feelings in an honest and authentic way that helps a man better understand her will be attractive to a man. How a woman handles her emotions is one of the most important things men look for when deciding whether or not to get serious with a woman.  If she lets her emotions get out of control, this is a big red flag to him.
On the other hand, if she can present her feelings to him in a calm, non-dramatic manner, she will win his respect and make him feel like she’s the kind of woman who will be a real partner to him.  He’ll see that she can handle things with a cool head rather than becoming a damsel in distress he has to rescue.
#4) A Real Man Wants A Woman He’s Intensely Attracted To

Fact: Men aren’t as scared of commitment and relationships as they are scared of being in a relationship with a woman where there is no passion and attraction.

A common way women accidentally kill the attraction men might be feeling is by either trying too hard to get him to like you, or by acting like the relationship is too serious too soon.
Relax and let things happen naturally. Make sure you do and say things that interject fun and humor into your relationship from the very start.  There’s nothing more appealing to a man than a great woman who knows how to relax and have fun.
You can do this through playful teasing, flirting, humor, and being unpredictable (in a good way).  For instance, instead of talking about what he does for a living when you meet him (yawn), ask him about what sports he plays and what drives him.  Once you’re in a relationship, don’t be afraid to shake things up.  If you normally go to brunch on Sundays, suggest something completely different like a bike ride and a picnic.  Mixing things up keeps the relationship fun for both of you, and being a woman who is open to new experiences is very attractive to him.
There are specific characteristics that make a man see you as a woman he wants to get to know on a deeper level.  To learn more about what makes a man feel intensely attracted to you, subscribe to Christian’s free e-newsletter.  You’ll get an insider’s view into the male mind, including what he thinks about dating and what makes him want to commit to one woman.

12 Things Anyone Who Went To UNIBEN Will Understand Perfectly

​Getting into UNIBEN is the first struggle to earning a degree; while lectures, hostel living, night class and graduation just take their turns in the whole struggle. Anyone who went to UNIBEN have most definitely been made stronger by the experiences they gathered from there.  There are some things that happen in UNIBEN that probably don’t happen in other Nigerian universities and the experiences are just priceless. DENSDOME is taking you down memory lane if you attended UNIBEN but if you didn’t then this piece will interest you…

VISITING HOURS: This is the only time when guys are allowed into girls hostel and vice versa. Between 4pm and 6pm, people switch back to the conventional way of life. Things like shot-putting and bathing outside is put on hold until when the visitors leave.

BED SPACE: When hostels are open for students to apply, everyone rushes to apply so they can get bed space. First year and final year students are those guaranteed to  get and its a game of luck and chance for those students in their first or final year. Therefore, if they are interested in staying in the hostel, they have to buy from those students, who got but have no intentional of staying. Here, bed space could cost as much as a land in Lekki, no joke.

NIGHT CLASS: This usually begins on the first day of resumption. Reading room and night class pick up immediately. UNIBEN students can read for Africa but then you wonder where the E’s and F’s come from considering the way they read.

LECTURER’S THREAT: Some lecturer’s feel like demigods on campus. Every faculty has its own ‘sadist’ lecturer. From taking attendance to selling pamphlets for as much as N1,500 to just marking you down no matter what you write are common practises of some lecturers. Sometimes you hear, ‘buying this books already gives you 40marks’.

When the class is full but the lecturer hasn’t shown up yet. You want to leave but you can’t because he might step in and take attendance and you honestly don’t want stories that touch.

EKOSODIN: They’ll instill respect and good behaviour in you. You learn how to greet your neighbours in Ekosodin whether you like it or not except you have plans of moving into the hostel or BDPA. In fact, before falling in love with a girl staying in Ekosodin, you have to do your research properly because your parents won’t forgive you if you end up dying for love.

JACKERS: Anyone who went to UNIBEN most definitely met the students that jack for hours but would never agree that they jack and the non jackers who always claim to be jacking but just go to night class to sleep. Either so they don’t feel bad that their mates are reading at night class and they are busy sleeping or just to paint the wrong picture.

PREACHERS:  This happens a lot but it comes to the height during exam period. Just when you are trying your best to cover the course outline before the D-day without distractions, the preachers just keep lining up at night classes and would preach the message whether you shout at them to leave or not. When you hear ‘my brothers and sisters just give me 5mins of your time’, then you know you are in for it.

HALL 2 CAR PARK: Stepping out of hall one or hall two at night, you find them already paired in twos and there are people’s daddies or uncles either dropping or picking some fine girls up.

HALL 3 BOYS: The ones in block E are the kings of yabbing. They just ‘aro’ the hell out of your life and don’t care if they hurt your feeling especially when you’re walking with bae. Absolutely no-chill-fellows.

BUKA 7: This is where a guy takes his bae or intending bae. Its the buka of life but the truth is, she wouldn’t come alone but with two of her friends and one cousin. And you know you have to impress or loose our chance for life.

And when you finally graduate, you just can’t help but give praise to God!
Source: INFORMATION NIGERIA

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