Summer is in full swing and we’ve waited all year to have some fun at the sea beaches and swimming pools. Summer may have caught many of us by surprise; especially those who had promised themselves to get in shape and look gorgeous in swimsuits. Many of us have promised ourselves to do something about the shape were in with specific focus on our butts and waistlines before the summer arrived. We seemed to have forgotten all about it. Well, now is the best time to get in shape and reduce the size of your hips and waistline and to feel comfortable in a swimsuit.
Ladies, look on the bright side, losing weight is not that hard. Losing your belly fat and waistline is the easiest thing to do, as doctors will tell you. However, your age and motherhood plays a major role in shaping your body and hormones. When we look in the mirror, we don’t see the image we’d like to see anymore because with age, we have put on fat in places we don’t really want.
Nonetheless, this is the season for enjoying the great outdoors and exposing yourself to the warm weather while showing off your beautiful appearance. For students, summer means having relaxing afternoons, spending a day at the beach, hitting the swimming pools, and having lazy evenings. For mothers, summer is also more relaxing than usual. You can enjoy the incredible weather, go on vacations, and have cookouts and barbecues. Summer also means getting in shape and losing that extra fat you gathered up during the long winter.
Target the lower body
Most women tend to gather extra fat in the lower parts of their body such as the belly, thighs, and butts. This is due to the hormonal changes during pregnancy and post pregnancy. Women store fat in their body naturally as they age. There are several factors that influence the way you accumulate fat in these areas of your body. A lot has to do with metabolism, hormones, genetics, diet and exercise.
Once you target these areas and start working out, you can easily lose the fat fast. Once you know what is causing your body to store extra fat and what you need to do to get rid of it, results will start showing. It takes some determination and hard work. You also have to believe in yourself that you can absolutely lose weight and get your body in shape.
6 Tips on shaping your lower body
Strength training and muscle toning exercises are best for losing fat fast. Here are some great fat burning exercises to get rid of the fat from your lower body.
1. Hit the gym
Your trainer can design an exercise routine suitable for you that will easily shape and tone your body. Do some squats with light weight dumb bells. Do 5 sets of 10-15 reps. Use other machines and weights designed to shape your butt and legs and thighs. You should feel the burn in your legs and thigh area. Increase weight gradually as the exercises become easier.
Running is one of the best exercises there is. It burns lots of calories as it makes you sweat and helps you lose weight very fast. You will also increase the fitness level and your life expectancy just by running 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Running improves cardiovascular fitness, builds strong bones, and helps you lose weight faster.
3. Start cardio training
Cardio training exercises will burn your calories and fat quicker. The quicker you burn fat, the smaller butt, legs and thighs you’ll have. Regular aerobic and cardio exercises strengthen your heart and lungs, so that your heart can pump blood easily and your lungs can process more oxygen with less effort.
4. Cut your calories
Count your calories and burn whatever calories you intake. Choose the right kind of food and avoid food with high amounts of saturated fat and calories.
5. Drink more water
Avoid drinking carbonated or high calorie drink and drink plenty of water instead. If you have cravings for sweet drinks, then drink some freshly squeezed orange juice or other fruit juices. They are healthy and have low calories.
6. Fruits make you thin
Eating plenty of fruits and green leafy vegetables will provide you with enough vitamins and antioxidants to keep you healthy and energetic. Eating fruits and nuts provide you with essential ingredients to lose weight and stay healthy. Eat plenty of apples, spinach, berries, prunes, avocados, and all other fruits and vegetables.
If you are willing to put enough effort into it and try hard, you will be stronger and feel more energetic very quickly as you lose weight. Many people make the mistake of depriving themselves of the nutrients that their bodies need, making them weaker. This also slows down your metabolism and weakens the immune system making you vulnerable to disease, as well as slows down the fat burning process. To stay healthy and slim, you must concentrate on a healthy diet, reduce intake of junk food and alcohol, and concentrate on your workout routine. Regular workouts not only improve your physical fitness levels and appearance, they also improve your mental state as it reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
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Source: Balanced Life Team