Energy Factor: 9
Tips To A Flat Belly
A flat belly is a
goal of many people, women especially. For women
that can be a lofty goal.
Pregnancy and the
natural tendency for a woman's body to retain fat in
the stomach area both work against her when trying
to achieve a flat belly.
There are ways to get
that ideal looking stomach. Hard work and dedication
can really pay off. Here are 9 tips you can use to
reach that flat belly goal.
Flat Belly Tip #1:
Take your time.
Too often people rush
into a weight loss program expecting he results from
the beginning. This is not going to happen,
especially in the stomach area. A flat belly is a
combination of low body fat, along with toned
muscles, which both take time to accomplish. Start
out knowing it will be a slow process so you don't
get too discouraged.
Flat Belly Tip #2:
Set Smart Goals
Along the same lines
with taking things slow, you want to set goals, but
make sure they are reasonable. Don't set goals you
can't reach, like losing 20 pounds in a week.
Flat Belly Tip #3:
Stand Up Straighter
Good posture can be a
quick fix for belly issues. Just standing up
straighter elongates your body and can get rid of
some belly bulge. You should make it a point to
watch your posture and try to stand up and sit up
straight all the time.
Flat Belly Tip #4:
Change Your Diet.
Some foods are notorious
for causing belly bloat. You can often eliminate a
lot of your problems simply by avoiding foods that
cause bloating. This can cause immediate, visible
Flat Belly Tip #5:
Get Aerobic Exercise.
Many people think they
need to do just focused core exercises. Working the
stomach alone may tone up that area and is a good
idea when trying to get a flat belly, but you also
need aerobic exercise that will burn fat and create
a lean mid-section.
Flat Belly Tip #6:
into your routine that involve twisting of the
torso. This twisting motion will hit the obloquies
or side abdominal muscles and help to create a thin
look to the mid-section.
Flat Belly Tip #7:
Work your lower abs
Many people think only
about crunches when doing ab exercises. You are
missing a large section of your ab muscles when you
do this. You also need to hit the lower abs. This
can be done easily through standing exercises where
you lift the knee or kick out the leg.
Flat Belly Tip #8:
Pilates are amazing for
the ab muscles since the focus of moist Pilates
exercises are on the core. You use your core to
stabilize your whole body, which really strengthens
and tones this area.
Flat Belly Tip #9:
Use exercise equipment
You can make great use
of workout balls, bands and other equipment to
assist you with working your ab muscles. These
pieces of equipment cause you to work your ab
muscles no matter what exercises you are doing.
Things like exercise balls and bands are also very
cheap to buy, so you can get a great workout for a
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