Today our article is a little bit different. Whilst nutrition is what we deal with mostly, we think that sometimes we can provide useful advise on how to combine proper nutrition with excercise for optimum results. Which brings us to the subject of losing weight.
As us Westerners have access to a wealth of choices, freedom and abundance of food, it seems that the new modern generation over consume, paying no attention to what really matters – and as far we are concerned, this is health. Men and women, especially worry about potbellies and having stomachs hanging over the belt line. As washboard abs are a sign of sexiness, many men look for solutions to how do I lose lower belly fat? How can I look firmer?
The key is not simple, and it requires proper nutrition and a variety of kinds of exercises. As we cannot provide nutritional advice, only tips, we feel the best strategy is to do an hour of cardio exercises every other day and 45 minutes to an hour of strength training every other day.
From walking, running, cycling, to working out on cardio equipment at the gym or outside, all these exercises will help you lose weight and enhance your health.
To deal specifically with the question of how to lose lower belly fat, you need to realize that lower stomach fat is different from the rest of your abs. Sit ups and ab workouts can help, but they will not get rid of it. You need to do cardio in combination with your ab workouts. As with everything, one or two times doing it will not help you. You must commit to it, which is easier said than done.
Moving forward, in addition to normal “stomach exercises,” we suggest you work with your legs. Do exercises that require your legs to come level with or above your lower waistline. This causes your lower abdominal muscles to work in order for you to keep your balance.
Idea: have you ever considered kickboxing? A part of a great self defense for women and men, it is a great example of a type of exercise that can keep your stomach completely flat.
Now, I know that most of you will balk on the above, so I have a solution, that you will absolutely love! If you hate working out, consider… dancing! In addition to helping you lose weight, it tones your legs and helps you to lose belly fat. The easiest way: join a class or get videos to teach you the movements – or simply follow the music!
But cardio-type exercise alone will not answer the question “How to get rid of lower belly fat?” Indeed, you must involve some weight training at least three times a week.
Remember that muscle mass burns fat. When you put on muscle, your body is burning fat all day, not just when you exercise. So, don’t neglect this aspect of losing your lower belly fat.
You have to get close to your ideal body weight in order to have the firm, flat stomach you desire. Your lower belly fat will be among the last fat you lose. If you are 50 pounds overweight, getting in shape should be your first goal, because your long-term goal of losing lower belly fat will only happen when most of your other fat is gone. If you are a fit person who just has a little pouch, some specific types of exercises will work. However, if you are overweight, it is going to take some long-term work.
Let us know how you get along, and start preparing for Christmas!