Nobody enjoys having a muffin top...let’s face it, it’s the easiest place to put on weight, and it looks the worst. What’s even more annoying is that they are so hard to get rid of! There are no quick fixes, and doctors say that those with a muffin top have an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, too. What better reason to lose it?! Here are my top tips for fighting that muffin top...
1. Do Cardio
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You can’t burn stomach fat by endless crutches, unfortunately, which means you’ll have to do some cardio to burn it off. Running is an obvious choice, but long distance fast walking works well too, and even fast dancing! Cycling and swimming are also excellent choices. Cardio will help you to burn fat and calories, and leave you looking much slimmer all over.
2. Increase Intensity, Reduce Time
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The good news is that you don’t need hours to invest in exercise, as short yet intense bursts get the best results! More total calories are burnt when we’re working more intensively, and short bursts ensure that we continue to burn fat and don’t switch to sugar. A treadmill is perfect for frequent, fast workouts!
3. Tone Your Stomach Muscles
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Find an exercise class in your area that focuses on toning the stomach muscles, and attend for a few sessions. The stomach really is a complicated area, and for best results, you need to know exactly which exercises to do for best results. Talk to the instructor about your targets, and they should be able to suggest the moves that will tone you up perfectly.