25 Oct Five legitimate tips to reduce your overall bodyfat
Doing exercises on a particular region of the body, such as the stomach or arms, does not cause fat to disappear solely from those areas. You can’t spot reduce fat.
Along those same lines, excessive cardio training won’t cause fat reduction in just the legs.
And those diet fads and tummy-cizers — forget about them!
In order to drop fat in certain areas of the physique you have to reduce your overall body fat percentage.
Here are five tips on how to best reduce your overall body fat — and get your entire body looking better:
1. Burn more calories than you consume. At the simplest level, to win the Battle of the Bulge you must eat at a caloric deficit in order to lose weight.
2. Perform regular strength training exercises. Muscle can actually burn off fat even when you’re at rest, so why not build up those muscles? Use free weights, home gyms, vibration training machines or your own body weight for strength training exercises.
3. Eat a well-balanced diet based around consuming lots of protein and whole foods in order to maximize the effects of food. Stay away from processed foods and sugary drinks!
4. Perform regular activities that heavily pump up your metabolic rate in order to help burn more calories and achieve a greater caloric deficit. Running, riding a bicycle, performing intense interval training on elliptical machines and rowing machines, doing cross-fit training and fast-paced kettle bell workouts are great ways to really get your heart rate going.
5. Be more active in general. Studies show that sitting at a desk all day is unhealthy. Do whatever you can to be more active, whether it’s standing and using a treadmill desk while at work, parking farther away from the door at the store or walking or bicycling to work instead of driving if it’s an option.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org