Some parts of the body make it harder to burn fat than others, and today we’re going to be talking about how to specifically target the thighs and abdomen. So if you want to be healthy and free from “fat rolls” in these areas, you need to be ready to invest a great deal of time, effort, and exercise.
First of all, you’re going to need to have a balanced diet that’s coupled with a daily exercise routine, because neither one on its own will give you the results you want. We recommend eating foods that contain vitamin C and antioxidants, like fruits, beans, and green tea, while avoiding fatty foods as much as possible. In addition to this, we’ll share some tips that you can add into your daily routine to effectively reduce fat stored in the abdomen and thighs.
Running, walking, and bikingThese three exercises aren’t just good for the body, they also help clear the mind and reduce stress. By working our legs, we also benefit the thighs – that’s why taking a walk each day, at least from home to work, or a bike ride with the family can help reduce fat in these troublesome areas.
Exercise other parts of the body
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that in order to reduce abdominal fat, you only need to do abdominal exercises. All muscle groups need to be engaged for fat loss, because our metabolism responds quickly to convert the food we eat into nutrients the body needs, instead of going to the hips and stomach.
Practice yogaLike running, walking, and biking, yoga connects the mind and the body, giving you a greater sense of peace and comfort. Yoga also strengthens muscles, improves posture, and can make your body look more balanced and feminine.
Say goodbye to sugar
Avoid the consumption of food and drinks that are high in sugar as much as possible – in addition to being bad for your overall health, you’re only adding more fat to the hips and abdomen.
Avoid “magic” pills and creams
There are a lot of dieting aids on the market right now, and some may be beneficial while others are not. But understand that these products can’t work miracles to lose weight and reduce fat on their own. The only truly effective way to achieve this is to improve your diet and exercise routine.
Basic exercises for you to do as part of your daily routine
While standing, position your legs so they are separated shoulder length apart, bend your knees, and touch the ground with your hands. Raise yourself slowly, transferring all your weight to your left leg while bending the right knee and touching your hand to your right shin. Hold this pose for a few minutes, return to the starting position, and do the same thing while transferring the weight to the other leg. Repeat at least twenty times.
Leg liftsOn your hands and knees on the floor, raise one leg behind you and stretch it as far as you can, keeping it in a straight line with your torso. Rest only on your hands, keeping the body straight and firm, and stay in this position as long as you can hold it. Return to the starting pose, rest a few seconds, and do the same movement with the other leg.
Lay on your back on the floor, and raise one leg to draw circles in the air. Keep the leg straight, and move it slowly and gently – first in one direction, then in the opposite direction. Do this for 30 seconds, rest for a few, and then switch legs.
Hula hoopBesides being a fun game, hula hooping can help you exercise the hips. Try to keep the hoop around your waist for ten to fifteen minutes. Do this every day to give you more flexibility and achieve maximum results.
Lying on the floor on your back, elevate your legs at an angle of 90° and while keeping them straight, raise one leg higher than the other, then switch. Do this at least 50 times.
It’s worth remembering that even if you want to target the fat in your hips and abdomen, you also need to exercise every part of your body, such as legs, glutes, arms, and more.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these recommendations to improve your diet and establish a daily exercise routine. Play a sport you enjoy, be it swimming, basketball, tennis…what your body needs is a consistent level of activity – not just to look good on the outside, but to ensure that each of your organs is functioning properly.