Last updated on December 30th, 2022 at 03:42 pm
The first telltale of obesity is usually evident in the belly and hips or love handles. To avoid having them, there are 5 exercises to reduce belly and hips.
The human body’s maximum fats are generally stored in the abdomen, bum, hips, and thighs. Simple dieting and yoga will not eliminate fats from your stomach and hips. There are, however, proven exercises to reduce belly and hips.
Don’t be deceived by fitness enthusiasts who claim that you can tone up or firm up your belly, thighs, hips, and buttocks by cutting junk foods, calories, unhealthy fats, and oil.
You should also be aware that there is nothing called spot reduction.
Exercises to Reduce Belly and Hips
Although it may not look like it, cardio cycling is one exercise that works on the fats stored in your tummy, hips, and thighs and reduces them drastically.
Cycling can be done indoors using a stationary bicycle in the local gym or your home – if you can afford it – or outdoors using sports or racing.
Swimming is another powerful exercise to reduce belly and hips. It helps ton the entire body with effective weight loss and fat burning.
Swimming is an aerobic exercise that puts a lot of stress on the arms, back muscles, shoulders, bellies, hips, waist, buttocks, and legs. This overall stress leaves your body in perfect shape as every muscle is toned properly.
If you want to try another highly effective exercise to reduce belly and hips, you should engage in sprints. This aerobic exercise burns off calories and fats due to its high intensity compared to other forms of exercise. You can make a sprint for about twenty seconds. Then slow down to a jog for the next ten seconds, at least twelve to fifteen times consecutively.
4. HIIT and Lifting Weights
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is a highly effective training method that you can utilize for boosting fat-burning hormones as well as your metabolism. It also decreases or shrinks muscle carb stores essential for weight loss.
You can implement HIIT as part of your workout regime at least three to four times weekly. Do this with one hundred percent intensity and effort.
Weightlifting is a resistance training that lowers your body’s water weight and carb stores while maintaining muscle strength and mass. This brings about a sharp fall in weight.
Lifting weights also protect your hormone and metabolism levels which regularly decline during dieting.
5. Side Lunges
This exercise reduces fats from your belly, hips, and thighs and efficiently works your upper and lower body.
Taking the stairs instead of the elevators – This is an outside-the-gym activity that reduces fat from the belly and hips. You burn extra calories and fats when climbing stairs instead of using lifts.
Total body workouts are essential in reducing belly and hip fats. Since nothing like spot reduction exists, you must accelerate fat loss by engaging in full-body workouts extensively every week. The results will amaze you tremendously.
Rick Kaselj MS, is a leading kinesiologist and injury specialist as well as co-creator of the best-selling Unlock Your Hip Flexors program. Rick creates exercise programs that help people heal injuries and eliminate pain, so they can go back to living a full, active, healthy life.