Can Cardio Burn Belly Fat?

Can Cardio Burn Belly Fat?

If you run miles a day and do tons of cardio workouts to burn belly fat, but find you’re not getting the results you want, there’s a reason. Steady state cardio isn’t necessarily the best route to take. Belly fat—visceral fat—is the hardest type of fat to lose. There’s no special exercise to take it off your belly either, since spot exercises simply don’t work that way. To lose belly fat, you have to lose fat all over your body. While cardio does burn calories, there are downsides to cardio that can sabotage your efforts.

Cardio burns lots of calories, but they come from both fat and muscle.

When you do a cardio workout, the calories come from burning both fat and muscle. Why is that important? Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain, so the more muscle tissue you have, the more calories you burn. If you choose strictly cardio, it can burn that muscle tissue for energy, leaving you with a slower metabolism. That makes it even harder to lose any fat, let alone belly fat.

You still need cardio, but need to make some modifications.

Whether you’re trying to lose belly fat or just get fit, you need cardio workouts. You can modify your cardio or endurance training to maximize the benefits. Turn your cardio into a HIIT—high intensity interval training—workout. All you have to do is modify how you do the cardio. If you’re running, run at top intensity for a minute or two and then switch your pace to a recovery pace for the same length of time or longer. Switch back and forth between the two levels of intensity for maximum calorie burning and benefits. Studies show HIIT workouts burn far more calories than steady state cardio.

For the fastest results, combine your HIIT workout with strength training.

Strength training builds muscle tissue and the more you have, the more muscles you build. It also burns tons of calories. If you make your strength training also a HIIT cardio workout, you’ll get the best of both worlds, burning calories from fat, while you build muscle tissue. You’ll notice many of our workouts are tough and have an element of cardio and strength training. This is just one reason for that type of workout.

  • How do you make strength training cardio training? You do your strength training sets for various body parts with no rest between the exercises. You’ll maximize the benefits of both.
  • HIIT training can help cut down on workout time. It also produces after burn, which means you continue to burn calories long after your workout ended.
  • Not all your workouts should be HIIT or resistance training, even if you’re trying to lose belly fat. You still need cardio, like swimming, walking and stair-climbing to decrease the risk of type2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression and some types of cancer.
  • Our trainers at Habitat Health and Fitness will create a program designed specifically for your needs no matter what your goal. It will be based on the latest scientific information to help you reach your goal more quickly.

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Food Labels - Understand What You're Eating

Food Labels – Understand What You’re Eating

There’s a reason that food labels provide nutritional information. It’s to help you understand what you’re eating and the nutrients or additives that food contains. You can watch people in any grocery aisle in Lakeland, FL, and at least one or two are reading labels. A lot of the time they end up tilting their heads quizzically or trying to hold their glasses differently to read the small print. It’s supposed to make eating healthier easier, but, does it? The answer is yes. Once you understand what the label is telling you, healthy eating is easier.

The label contains many of the basics.

Whether you’re reading a can of corn or a bag of chips, knowing both the calories per serving and the serving size is important. Everyone has those weak moments when they simply gorge on unhealthy food. I know I have. It’s those times when you justify that it’s only 160 calories for a serving of chips, but don’t check how many chips are in a serving, or worse, the bag either describes the servings in ounces or number per container, which makes it harder to judge. In the case of chips, even if you knew there were just 15 per serving, would you stop there? If so, you’ve used the information wisely.

The nutritional content of the food is given.

Labels provide information on everything from the amount of dietary fiber to macro and micronutrients and the percentage of the required daily value. Knowing your dietary fiber intake is important. Dietary fiber can help keep your elimination system working its best and also aid with digestion by acting as food for healthy microbes and keeping them happy. The amount of fat is shown and also the number of grams and dietary percentage contained. The amount of trans and saturated fat is also shown.

The label not only breaks down the type of fat, it also breaks down the type of carb the food has.

Cholesterol and sodium content are listed and extremely important for people on special diets. The two other macronutrients, carbs and protein are listed. One excellent piece of information now given is the actual number of grams of sugar and the number of grams from dietary fiber. If the food has 15 grams of carbohydrates, it will obviously be a healthier option if those came from dietary fiber, rather than sugar.

  • The next section lists the percentage of the DV needed based on the average 2000 calorie diet. It includes vitamins A, C, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B9 (folate) plus calcium and iron.
  • At one time, only the ingredient list was given, which meant manufacturers could sneak in far more sugar or unhealthy ingredients, by listing several types of sugar to make each one lower on the list. Now, showing the actual grams of total sugar helps.
  • You can check the ingredient label for specific items that you may not be able to tolerate of have an allergy. Labels show you additives, while also giving you an idea what you’re getting for your money. If water is listed first, not a fruit or vegetable, you’re getting less for your grocery dollar.
  • Check for foods that have the least number of ingredients, such as natural peanut butter whose only ingredient is peanuts.

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Is Eating Breakfast That Big Of A Deal?

Is Eating Breakfast That Big Of A Deal?

For years, eating breakfast has been praised as important for your health. While that might have been extremely important when most Americans made their living farming and the work was grueling physically, is it that important now? The first meal of the day does help improve cognitive performance, focus and task performance in children, so for children it’s extremely important. Once the child reaches adulthood, then whether breakfast is beneficial or not is up for grabs and often a matter of personal preference.

How can you benefit from eating in the morning.

Eating in the morning is also beneficial for adults, specifically, those that workout in the morning. It’s also important for anyone that has a chronic health condition, particularly diabetes. You don’t have to load your plate like a lumberjack or eat a farmhouse breakfast, but eating some carbs and protein will help keep you full and provide energy for the rest of the day. It’s an opportunity to eat a serving of fruit and even some veggies in some cases.

Studies show that intermittent fasting can provide many benefits.

What is intermittent fasting and what does it have to do with breakfast? Intermittent fasting can be fasting for a day and eating other days, but it’s also eating between certain hours and not eating the rest of the time. In many cases, an 8/16 option is chosen, where you eat between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm and don’t eat from 7 pm to 11 am. That pretty much knocks breakfast out of the picture, yet studies show it’s a very healthy way to eat that can keep your body younger, even at a cellular level. Some people actually eat this way normally.

Eat a good breakfast to be healthier or NOT?

While studies do show that intermittent fasting can make you healthier, they also show that eating a healthy breakfast does the same. How can that be? Which is it? They both can be true. Some people simply aren’t breakfast people, but if they eat healthy at other times and cut out late night snacking, they’ll benefit. Others who eat a healthy breakfast are also getting good nutrition. Some studies show that people who eat breakfast have lower LDL—bad cholesterol.

  • If you want to lose weight, it’s more important to pay attention to your hunger pangs and plan around them. Don’t eat if there aren’t any. Eating mindfully and knowing when you’re hungry is important.
  • Some typical “breakfast” style foods, like oatmeal, provide many health benefits for the heart, it could be the type of breakfast food you choose. Oatmeal, for instance, is heart healthy.
  • Skipping breakfast can cause you to be ravenous mid-morning. If you get hungry mid-morning, be ready with a healthy snack. Have fruit, nuts or seeds ready in your desk for a quick healthy snack.
  • Eating breakfast gives you one more opportunity to get all the nutrients your body needs. You can increase your vegetable intake by making scrambles with loads of fresh veggies.

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How Important Are Good Workout Shoes?

How Important Are Good Workout Shoes?

You might not ever think about the need for good workout shoes or have them further down the list of necessities, but they are far more important than having the latest stylish workout outfit. If you don’t have good foot support, you could find yourself benched because of ankle or foot injuries. Your feet go through a lot of stress during exercise. At the least, they’re the grounding force and hold up your entire body. They need to be cushioned and supportive, so when you twist and turn or land back on the ground after you jump, they’re protected.

Not only are well-made shoes important, the right type of shoe for the activity is also important.

One of the biggest setbacks for people on the road to fitness isn’t that pint of Ben and Jerry’s in the freezer, but injury. Preventing injury is extremely important and one of the reasons trainers emphasize form so much. There are nineteen muscles, thirty-plus joints, twenty-six bones and hundreds of tendons and ligaments in the foot. That means a lot of ways you can sustain injury if there’s not enough support. Getting the right workout shoe can help prevent some problems.

Different workouts require different shoes.

Running shoes differ from shoes for yoga/dance, HIIT or weightlifting. Each of those exercises affect the foot in different ways. If you run, you want a shoe that provides protection from the constant pounding and one that is based on your arch type and gait. For weight lifting, a low profile shoe with a good grip and stable hard sole gives you the stability you need for explosive movements. You have to have lots of support, stability and cushioning if you’re doing HIIT movements. Lightweight shoes are important for dance or yoga.

Don’t skimp on your shoes, but you don’t need to spend your entire budget either.

You need shoes that fit well, which should be top priority. You also need shoes with the right amount of support. Don’t worry about brand names, instead, focus on the features the shoe offers for your favorite sport. While the shoes may be a bit more expensive than normal tennis shoes, the cost isn’t for extra advertising, as it is for some name brands, but for quality. Ill fitting and inappropriate shoes can cause, corns, bunions, ankle strains, pain on the ball of the foot and fractures

  • Do you do a lot of different types of workouts and can only afford one good pair of shoes? Consider cross training shoes. They offer the rigidity of lifting shoes and the cushioning of running shoes.
  • The best time to buy shoes is when your feet are at their largest, late afternoon or evening. It guarantees they’ll be large enough to avoid pinching, yet still won’t slip and slide on your feet.
  • While you may see some top weightlifters going barefoot, shoes help when you need a wider range of motion or are doing deeper squats by aiding in foot positioning.
  • If you’re focusing on a specific fitness area, such as weightlifting, it becomes more important to have the right type of shoe. They provide the benefits you need to excel in your chosen area.

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Is It Possible To Change My Attitude Toward Fitness?

Is It Possible To Change My Attitude Toward Fitness?

Many clients start out at Habitat Health and Fitness in Lakeland, Florida, dreading their new adventure to get back into shape, but soon change their attitude toward fitness. If you’ve ever tried to get fit before and failed, your attitude is the first thing you need to check at the door of the gym. Why? A bad attitude not only uses too much energy that could be better directed into doing something great for yourself or others, but it also is almost a guarantee you’ll find an excuse to quit your fitness goals. The good news is that you can change how you think about fitness.

Identify why you dread working out.

People often fail to acknowledge that they secretly hate or dread working out. However, overcoming that feeling is ultimately important. Sometimes, it isn’t getting fit but the boredom of doing the same exercise routine and not seeing immediate results. That’s a great reason to use the services of a personal trainer or do team training. Those sessions are always different and interesting, challenging you every minute of the day. You’ll see faster results when you workout with a trainer, so it’s also more rewarding.

You can change your attitude toward getting fit when you realize it can actually save you time.

It may seem like you have one more commitment when you start a workout program, but in reality, working out may save you time. Part of the problem is scheduling your workout and sticking with the schedule. If you consider it an important appointment and put it on your calendar, you’ll be more likely to go. How does it save you time? When you workout, you have more energy, so you’ll get more done in less time. Not only does that endurance help you on physical tasks, it boosts your cognitive functioning, too. Finally, the healthier and fitter you are, the less apt you are to get sick and have to spend time at the doctors or down in bed.

You may think that you’re supposed to hate working out, but that’s just not true.

If you recall your days in school, you may have really loved it, but always said you hated it. Why? Because you thought that’s what you were supposed to think. Many people love that great feeling they get when they workout, knowing they’re gaining dominion over their bodies and loving the feeling of accomplishment, but feel awkward saying it or even thinking it. Somehow, it sounds a little strange, but it isn’t. You don’t have to declare it in the public square, but admitting to yourself that you love how great you feel and how you feel more in command of your life will go a long way to changing your attitude toward fitness.

  • Learn to focus on the positives things that occur in the gym. If you’ve managed to take your workout to another level, bask in your progress. There’s nothing wrong with congratulating yourself.
  • If you love computer games with challenges and levels, think of your fitness goals as a game. Most people that do that find a whole new enthusiasm for their fitness goals.
  • Find ways to make your workouts more effective and things you can do daily to get fitter faster. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or ride a bike to the store. Make your fun activities more active, like going dancing instead of a movie.
  • Decide that you have value and deserve to be healthy. Too often people don’t value themselves enough and don’t realize that they deserve to look and feel their best. You have value and should feel good.

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How To Start Meal Planning

How To Start Meal Planning

Many of my clients at Habitat Health and Fitness in Lakeland, FL, ask me about a variety of different fitness techniques and options. One that I find particularly good and have said so before is planning your meals and cooking them for a week at a time. It not only helps people stick with a healthy plan of eating, it makes it easier, saves time and money. People ask how to start meal planning and exactly what it is. Typically, it’s planning a week’s worth of meals during the week, often on Wednesday because grocery sales are announced, then create a grocery list. Shopping is done after you eat on Thursday or Friday and meals are cooked for the next week over the weekend.

Start with the best time to plan.

In order to get the most for your money, start first by scanning the local grocery ads and the season fruits and vegetables. Keeping the sale items in mind and cheaper produce, start planning a week’s menu. Focus on meals that use the same type of food, so there isn’t a lot of waste. For instance, Monday might include chicken breast, so make a whole chicken, which is cheaper. Use the chicken breasts for Monday, have chicken salad on Thursday and chicken soup with the balance of leftover veggies on Friday.

You don’t have to stick with a Wednesday, Friday and weekend schedule, so what’s right for you.

Those that work ten-hour shifts but vary their work days will have different needs than someone that works a nine-to-five, five days a week. The days you plan, shop and cook can vary, just stick to the rules of eating before you shop and planning all at once. Some people use two days to cook, while other do it all one day. When you’re cooking, you can save time by having two things in the oven at once or using your crock pot or instant pot, while cooking on the stove top or oven. You can even cook two meals in the oven at once, which saves even more money on gas.

Freeze ingredients you don’t use or make sure you use them for other recipes.

If you just need one chicken breast, but find it’s far cheaper to buy the whole chicken, buy the whole chicken. You can use it for other things, as noted previously, or freeze the remaining parts to use another week. Does the recipe require fresh herbs? You can’t buy them buy the tablespoon full, so you’ll have a lot leftover. Freeze them in cube trays to use another time. Save the broth from boiled meats to use for soups another week.

  • Don’t forget to include healthy snacks in your meal planning. Buying nuts and dried fruit makes a healthy trail mix, or simply cutting up cantaloupe and having it ready for snacks is another option.
  • You’ll save both money and boost your nutrition when you opt for fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables. Try to include as many fruits and vegetable choices from local farmers as possible.
  • You’ll save time down the road if you double up on recipes and freeze the extra for a few weeks or months later. Having the extra pre-prepared meals is also good when you have unexpected company.
  • As soon as you get home from the grocery, clean and prepare all fresh fruits and vegetables, such as cubing melons or slicing veggies to portions that are dip ready. You can still use them in meals, but also as snacks.

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Is Your BMI Really A Good Measure Of Your Health?

Is Your BMI Really A Good Measure Of Your Health?

What is BMI, and is it a good measure of your health? BMI—body mass index—uses your height to weight ration to determine the amount of body fat you have. The more body fat, the more potential there is for poor health. However, it’s not always a true picture or the final verdict. For instance, people with a great deal of muscle mass might appear on paper to be overweight, since a cubic inch of muscle tissue weighs more than a cubic inch of fat tissue. However, that’s simply not true. BMI also doesn’t take account bone density or the composition of a person’s body.

With BMI, it’s all about height to weight ratio.

BMI is a shorthand way of a doctor assessing your fitness. However, it’s only one tool. If your weight is 120 pounds and you’re at your ideal weight, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re fit. It simply means that at your height, your weight is the same other healthy people your height. Your gender and frame makes a difference. The height to weight ration is converted to a number and anyone with a BMI that’s between 18.5 and 24.9 is at an ideal weight, while higher up to 29 is overweight. People with a BMI of 30 or higher are obese.

Another flaw with BMI is the role bone structure plays.

You’ve heard of people being “big-boned.” That’s really a thing. Some people have a smaller bone structure, which means their bones don’t weigh as much, so they don’t either, but they may have more fat than someone who has bigger bones does. Even the difference between having a longer trunk and shorter legs can make a difference in your weight and how you look. Men have more muscle mass, so they’ll weigh more than women. Even if people are exactly the same height and weight won’t look alike, since one may have more muscle tissue.

The use of BMI is a quick way to help physicians, but not the last word about your health.

It only takes a second to check your height and weight and convert that to a BMI on the chart, but it definitely isn’t the last word about your health. Physicians use it to identify potential problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breathing problems and sleep apnea, which are face by people with higher BMI. Doctors use it as a starting place, with their personal observation as another factor.

  • One important factor that’s being used more frequently is waist circumference. People with a higher waist circumference, even when their BMI is normal, face more potential for illness, like diabetes. For men, 40.2 inches and for women 34.6 inches has the greater chance of diabetes.
  • Another new technique that works well is called RFM— relative fat mass index. It uses a ratio of waist measurements to height. For men the formula is 64 – (20 x height/waist circumference) and for women 76 – (20 x height/waist circumference).
  • A very accurate way, but quite costly way also, is an MRI scan. Underwater weighing also gives a clearer picture, plus identifying bone density, fat and volume.
  • One reason more muscular people often show as being overweight, when they aren’t, is because a cubic inch of muscle mass weighs more than a cubic inch of fat. It’s one of the biggest flaws in using BMI.

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Why Kettlebells Are So Good

Why Kettlebells Are So Good

We use a lot of different types of equipment at Habitat Health and Fitness in Lakeland, FL. For strength building, one of our favorites is kettlebells. Not only does working with kettlebells make the workout more intense, so you’ll get more benefit in less time used, it also works the whole body and addresses other forms of fitness besides strength, such as balance, flexibility and endurance. Kettlebell workouts are great for people all fitness levels. It’s all a matter of choosing the right weight of kettlebell and learning the proper form.

When you workout with kettlebells, your center of gravity is constantly changing.

Unlike dumbbells and barbells, the center of gravity in a kettlebell is about six to eight inches beyond your hand’s grip. That makes it more difficult and also causes a constantly changing center of gravity. Whether you’re doing daily activities or on the field or court of your favorite sport, that action is more like the functional experiences you’ll have. That not only makes kettlebells good for sports training, but for everyday living.

You’ll get a full body workout and burn tons of calories in the process.

One simple kettlebell move, such as a swing, can work as many as 600 muscles before you’ve completed it. Because of it’s off center nature, you’ll work your core muscles, both the movers and the stabilizers. Working all these muscles at once burns tons of calories. That changing center of gravity causes stabilizer muscles to go into action and burn more than you would just using dumbbells. You can burn between 15 and 20 calories per minute working out with kettlebells.

Increase all types of fitness when you workout with kettlebells.

Not only is a kettlebell workout created to boost your strength, it also improves flexibility and gets your heart pumping fast to improve your cardiovascular system. It’s the Swiss Army knife of workouts, making it good for almost any goal, level of fitness and useful even for people with special needs. The swinging motion builds muscles during the lengthening phase and the shortening phase, which means you’ll get results faster.

  • While strength building will improve your joints and prevent injury, kettlebells add to that by working the smaller muscles that keep your joints aligned and makes them stronger. The stronger they are, the less resistant they are to injury.
  • Even though you get a great cardio workout, unlike running, kettlebells workouts are low impact. Your feet never leave the floor and there’s no jarring motion during kettlebell swings.
  • Kettlebells are great workouts for athletes. They help develop explosive power. Sports like gymnastics, track, cycling, basketball and football, to name a few, require explosive strength and power if you want to do your best.
  • People love kettlebell workouts as an alternative to traditional workouts. They’re fun to do and can be done almost anywhere. You don’t need a lot of space to store the kettlebell or do the exercise.

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Good Workouts Without Using Your Knees

Good Workouts Without Using Your Knees

Have you recently had an injury or suffered from an overuse injury? Does arthritis or bursitis cause pain when you move your knee. If you’ve already seen your doctor, and he gave the okay to exercise, finding movements that are kind to your knees is important. In some cases, your doctor may even suggest physical therapy where you’ll get a list of exercises that not only build strength and provides a cardio workout, also can build strength around the knee muscle and help relieve pain.

Is a cardio workout what you want?

What can you do that will build your cardiovascular system and also strengthen your lower body? How about a swim? Your buoyancy in the water takes the pressure off your knee, yet provides resistance so you can get your heart rate up and strengthen the muscles. Just walking in water can build muscles, while providing cardio. You can walk forward, backward and even side-to-side to work all the leg muscles. Check with your doctor to see if water aerobics might be a good option.

A step style exercise can improve your cardio and leg muscles.

You’ll work your legs and even your cardio with level step touches, where you step to the side with one foot and bring the other in to meet it, tapping the ground lightly and then moving back to start position. As you get stronger, stepping up a stair with one foot, then bringing the other from below to tap next to it, then back to the original position, moving up and down, is another simple workout. Keep it gentle. It will work muscles and provide lower body strength.

Do jumping jacks without the jump.

Modify your jumping jacks to get the workout without the stress. Stand in jumping jack position, feet together, arms parallel to the ground. Do traditional jumping jacks without the jump. Simply step to the side with one foot as you raise your arms overhead and then step back. Switch sides halfway through your workout. Add a slight pivot when you’re stepping to the side if your knees can handle the added pressure.

  • Do knee lifts. You can march in place or use a prop like a medicine ball that you hold in your hands, raising it with feet down, then lifting one leg with knee bent as you lower the ball and touch your knee. Alternate sides.
  • Lay face down on your stomach and do a hamstring curl. Lay flat and slowly bring one leg up, bending your knee, bringing your heel toward your buttocks. If you’re ready, do the same movement as you stand.
  • Use a chair for support, standing beside it. Flex your foot and lift your leg out to the side of your body. Lift your leg, keeping your body straight and then lower. Do a few times on each leg.
  • If you’re working out with our trainers, don’t forget to tell them you have a special need, such as knee problems. The trainer will modify every exercise to prevent injuring your knees further or cause pain.

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Best Workouts For A Flat Stomach

Best Workouts For A Flat Stomach

If you want great looking abs and a flat belly that tells the world you’re fit, it takes work. At Habitat Health and Fitness in Lakeland, FL, we help you achieve that goal. We provide workouts for a flat stomach, but it takes more than that. Great looking abs start in the kitchen and continue in the gym. It doesn’t matter how fit you are, if there’s a layer of fat covering that flat tummy, nobody will know. You may have the best abs, but won’t have a flat stomach.

Bodyweight exercises are a great place to start.

One of the toughest exercises that looks so simple is the plank. You can do a forearm or the more difficult straight arm plank. The more difficult straight arm plank starts in push-up position with your hands directly beneath the shoulders, pushing against the floor and body straight. Just hold the position for at least twenty seconds, or longer if you can. If you’re a beginner, start with the forearm plank. It’s the same as the straight arm, but you bend at the elbow, putting your forearm on the floor and weight on the forearm not the hands. Your elbows should be in line with your shoulders and forearms parallel to the body.

Strength training can help build strong abs and burn off the fat that’s hiding them.

Studies show that when you use strength training as part of your workout program, it is far more effective than just using endurance training alone. Strength training builds muscle tissue and the more you have, the more calories you burn. While endurance/cardio training burns calories, but those calories come from both muscle tissue and fat tissue. Why is this important? The more muscle tissue you have, the more calories you burn even when you’re resting, so you lose weight faster.

Combine strength training with HIIT—high intensity interval training.

What is HIIT? It’s not a type of exercise, but rather a way of doing any type of exercise. You simply do the exercise at peak intensity with your heart rate high, then reduce the intensity for an equal or longer time with a recovery period. You can do it with any exercise, but when you combine it with strength training, you’ll build muscle and burn calories so your strong abs will show. Not only is getting rid of belly fat great for showing off your abs, it’s also important to your health. Visceral fat, fat around your middle that covers the stomach, is the most dangerous type of fat to your health.

  • Try an isometric exercise that’s often called a vacuum. Stand up straight, inhale deeply and then as you exhale, pull your stomach in as tight as possible, as though you’re trying to touch it to your backbone. Hold as long as you can.
  • Find a group of tummy exercises you can do at home and do them throughout the day. A bridge is a good tummy tightener. Lay on your back but pick your hips up off the floor until your body forms a straight line. Hold for as long as you can.
  • Do traditional circuit training. Circuit training is a way to combine strength and cardio training. You can do almost any type of exercises, just take no breaks or shorter ones in between exercises.
  • At Habitat Health and Fitness we help develop a program exclusively for you and your goals. We create workouts that flatten your stomach, as they build your strength, flexibility and endurance.

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