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Getting rid of Tummy fat

A question that is asked a lot, ‘How do I get a flatter stomach?’

Mainly for women, this is a big focus, mostly post-pregnancy.

Our aim is to encourage people in investing less in society’s obsession with looking a certain way, which often turns into crashing low self-esteem and self-sabotaging behaviour. Instead, we focus on getting healthier, happier and stronger at the same time.

Nevertheless, we must not carry more abdominal fat than healthy levels. It could lead to many metabolic syndromes like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. It is also vital to have muscle strength which serves the body functionally and assists in preventing injury, e.g. those involving the back.

What to do to reduce tummy fat?

Fat burning Cardio: Yup, we need to get rid of some fat. No doubt about it. So, anything which gets people sweaty is a good thing. HIIT training, dancing, running, cycling, whatever people enjoy, they should continue doing it.

Weight training: Elevates the metabolic rate, thus helping the body become more efficient in its functioning, consisting of fat burning. Bodyweight exercises, like push-ups, dumbbells, Kettlebells, cables all could come in handy.

Pilates: Pilates is a unique way to get the tummy in shape, and indeed the whole body could enjoy the benefits of Pilates. It focuses on strengthening the stabilising muscles in harmony with the rest of the body and enhances muscle tone safely and effectively.

Consume ‘Good’ Fat: Eating fat could also bring wonders in reducing the tummy fat. Yes, it’s true! But, by this, we mean good fat, avocados, seeds, nuts. People should also be watchful of their portion control. It is advised not to go to over the top; just little and often.

Get your hormones checked: If people are persistently putting on weight, even though they are not eating more or training more than usual, it might be worth going for a hormone check. Such weight gain might be the result of underactive thyroid; a condition that often affects women. But, it could be treated through lifestyle changes and medication.

Avoid certain foods and drink loads of water: Processed foods, fizzy drinks and simple carbs, like white rice, white pasta, bread, and much more stuff could cause blood sugar crashes, which could lead to unhealthy cravings. It is essential to drink water. People should always aim for up to 2 to 3 litres a day, or more if they are working out.

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