Body fat is located directly beneath the skin. Do you know where most of the rest of it is? Inside the muscles. Doing crunches will not get rid of this fat, and neither will any vibrating belt in the television ads.
Burn the fat
The best way to slim down in the middle is to do plenty of cardiovascular exercise. Some good examples of this are:
walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, bicycling…and high-activity sports like racquetball, tennis and basketball. Anything that brings your heart rate to its training zone and keeps it there for at least twenty minutes conditions your heart and burns fat.
As you lose subcutaneous fat, your skin will become more taut. As the fat within your muscles decreases, you will appear more toned and less flabby.
Don’t be afraid to use weights.
Adding more mass to your muscles, will rev up your metabolism to heights it has never before reached.
Your body fat is like one organ, located throughout your body, and you can’t take it off of just one spot unless you have liposuction done.
Walking puts all of the abdominal muscles to work. Walk for at least thirty minutes a day to achieve the aerobic effect, and be sure to drink plenty of water.
- WEIGHT TRAINING
Contrary to a popular myth, lifting weights will not bulk you up with muscles that will eventually turn to more fat. They will give you a more feminine and symmetrical shape.
Yoga is equally effective at strengthening the body, especially the abs and back. It improves the posture tremendously, to create a taller, leaner appearance.
- THE MINDSET
The most important thing you need to do is to program yourself mentally. Don’t use a scale to measure your progress. If you work out with weights, you may gain a few pounds while losing inches around the waist.
Walk as tall as you can. Do back and leg stretches daily to improve your posture.