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3 Tricks to Lose Inches Fast

3 Tricks to Lose Inches Fast

Normally, losing off some inches off your waist will need a strict diet and intense exercises. To some, it seems like an agony. Having to strain yourself on powerful workouts and starving yourself up are things that are not so easy to do, especially when you have no time to exercise too much and you cannot take some diet programs.
However, there is one thing that you should know. You can meet a slimmer waist even without having to deprive yourself of food and making yourself toil on those workout routines.
How will you do that? Read below.
1. Sometimes, you work out so hard but still fail to lose some inches off your waist. Your frustrations are just becoming bigger and bigger as days go by. If this is the case, then, there might be imbalances in your hormones. Exercising, no matter how intense it is, will do nothing to balance your hormones and this is the reason in spite of working out so hard, you don’t lose inches off your waist. If you are a victim of hormone imbalance, it is recommended that you eat foods which are rich in fiber such as fruits and vegetables. You can add them in your daily diet to promote hormone balance. As much as possible, lessen your sugar and simple carbohydrates intake. They will cause your tummy to become bigger; thus, making your waist look bigger too.
2. Spin around like a child. This movement might be funny to some although recent studies show that this motion, when done regularly can help balance your hormones. Aside from that, it will also affect your endocrine system. Do it clockwise until you feel slightly dizzy. This will make you lose inches off your waist fast. You might just be counting a few weeks to see positive results.
3. Inhale and tighten up your tummy for 20 to 30 seconds. The longer you can hold it, the better. Release your tummy and then tighten it again. You can do this repeatedly. Such motion can make you lose 1.75 inches off your waist in just one month. If you can do it more regularly for longer seconds, the chance to lose 3 inches off your waist will not be far from you. This technique is proven effective by many and what’s amusing about it is that you can do it even when you have a very busy schedule. You can do it while taking care of your household chores such as cleaning, mopping, cooking, and baking; while working in the office, while buying groceries, while watching TV and so on. You can even do it while having a good time outside your home.
If you are done in reading this article, I am sure that you’re eager to see the results of what you will be doing. With the right attitude, these techniques will surely work on you and you will see pleasant changes on your waist after a few weeks.

 

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Why You Can’t “Spot Reduce”

Why You Can’t “Spot Reduce”
People have problem areas. Even people, who have achieved their ideal body weight, will still have problem areas. It could be the love handles, the flabby arms, the sagging skin or the hips. Then you will find the market offering all sorts of products, from creams and applications to get rid of the fats to gadgets and machines to tone the arms, thighs or the abs.
However, there is one reality check you have to make. You cannot spot reduce. The attempt to do so is not going to work and it will not be for your good.
Why Can’t I Spot Reduce?
The market misinforms the public of the benefits that can be expected from their so-called revolutionary products when in fact there really are no revolutionary results to look forward to.
1. Healthy Diet Is Important
Diet is an important element to get rid of the undesirable body fats. The foods that you eat have calories and cholesterol that get stored in your body, probably amassing on those problem areas of yours. The diet is the main culprit for presence of fats.
So no matter how much you depend on those gadgets in the market, it will remain defenseless if you keep indulging in sweets, fatty foods or junk foods.
2. Spot Reduction Is a Mere Myth
It is not healthy to believe what those people say about the productivity of spot reduction efforts. The products you see on the market need nothing but merely attach or apply them on the problem areas. What about your other body parts? What about the other requirements of the body?
In any healthy endeavors, you must be on the top of your physiology. You should know what it takes to meet a goal. For example, if you want six-packs in your stomach, you have to know what it takes to get them.
Some people out there would claim that if you want to improve the look of your stomach, you simply have to concentrate on abdominal exercises or use the gadgets that will do the exercise for you. Again, you cannot spot reduce. You cannot meet the goal with simply doing that one abdominal exercise.
The fat can not just come off on its own by just using a gadget. Genetics has to do with it. Diet has to do with it. Lifestyle has to do with it.
The truth is, before you can even aim for the six-packs on the stomach, you will have to take away the fats first.
So doing 500 crunches a day will only exhaust you but it will not get rid of those fats. Your body will not burn the fats stored in that spot you are targeting. Actual workouts can actually address this. With this, the fats are burned one at a time, and not just in one area. It has a more integrated system of reducing the fats in the body.
Then you will also have to gain body mass. At this point, the only way you can only get rid of the fats and get some body mass is to have a healthy diet and do cardio exercises.
Only after surpassing the diet and cardio requirements can you focus on the abdominal exercises. This is the only proper time to really focus on working out for the six-packs.
3. There Are No Shortcuts
Miracle diets, pills and potions are mere shortcuts that will lead you to a dead end. If a healthy body is aimed, you have to work for it. You have to earn it.
We truly are living in a fast world with the advancement of technology, but your body still is very much natural. Thus you will still have to be grounded to what is naturally required by the body, healthy diet, regular exercise and considerable amount of time to develop that desirable state.
4. Health and Fitness Require Commitment
Your dedication to the health of your body is a lifelong commitment. Even if you achieved a good body now, it will not stay so forever if you abuse on your diet and lifestyle. It needs to be loved and taken care of, regularly.
That is why if you will depend on the spot reduction claims, it will really bring you nowhere. You can only hope, but you cannot expect. So if you aim for the healthy body; get an exercise program for your self and make some changes in your diet. Give your self a holistic development. Improve not only the body, but your outlook in life as well.
Do It the Proper Way
With all these points raised, the bottom line is to simply get healthy the proper way. The saying still holds true. No pain, no gain. So do not be a victim of the misleading information and empty promises thrown upon you. Simply know the proper options. Take the matter into your own hands and enjoy the benefits of a healthy body

10 Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

Great info here from Yahoo Health and the staff at Self Magazine…

10 Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise | Yahoo Health.

4 Easy Steps for Weight Loss Exercise

4 Easy Steps for Weight Loss Exercise

Many of us live our lives like fenced in animals. Built to move, too often we put ourselves in a cage. We have bodies designed for racing across the savannas, but we live a lifestyle designed for migrating from the bed to the breakfast table; to the car seat; to the office chair; to the restaurant booth; to the living room sofa and back to the bed.

It wasn’t always this way. Not long ago in the United States of America, a man who worked on a farm did the equivalent of 15 miles of jogging every day; and his wife did the equivalent of 7 miles of jogging. Today, our daily responsibilities of work and home keep us tied to our chairs, and if we want exercise, we have to seek it out. As a matter of fact, health experts insist that obesity problem is probably caused at least as much by lack of physical activity as by eating too much. Hence, it is important that people need to move around. However, that does not mean that a lap or two around the old high school track will offset a daily dose of donuts. Exercise alone is not very efficient, experts say. They contend that if you just exercise and do not change your diet, you may be able to prevent weight gain or even lose a few pounds for a while. Nevertheless, it is not something that you are likely to sustain unless exercise is part of an overall program. The more regularly you exercise, the easier it is to maintain your weight. Here is what to do day-after-day to be sure that you get the exercise you need.

1. Get Quality Sleep.

Make sure that you get adequate sleep. Good sleep habits are conducive to exercise, experts point out. If you feel exhausted during the day, you are less likely to get much physical activity during the day. Additionally, there is evidence that people who are tired tend to eat more, using food as a substitute for the rest they need. Every one is different, but try for that all-illusive eight hours a night

2. Walk the Walk.

It is probably the easiest exercise program of all. As a matter of fact, it may be all you ever have to do, according to the professional advice of some health experts. Gradually build up to at least 30 minutes of brisk walking five times a week. Brisk walks themselves have health and psychological benefits that are well worth the while. This total of time does not even have to be all at once. Gradually add it to your normal routine. Park your car further from the door at work or shopping and you can add a lot. Five minutes taking the stairs instead of the elevator could be equal to 10 minutes walking

3. Walk the Treadmill.

When the weather is bad, you might not feel like going outdoors. But if you have a treadmill in the television room, you can catch up on your favorite shows while you are doing your daily good turn for your weight-maintenance plan. Most of us watch television anyway, and indoor exercise equipment enables anyone to turn a sedentary activity into a healthy walk. There is also nothing wrong with walking or jogging in place- thereby eliminating the “buying equipment” excuse

4. Seize the Time.

Excuses aside, lack of time is certainly a limiting factor in most lifestyles. That is why health experts suggest a basic guideline for incorporating exercise into your schedule. A little bit can go a long way, and when you start with a little, it is very easy to add more time. Get as much exercise as you can that feels good without letting it interfere with your work or family life. If you need to, remind yourself that you are preventing many health problems when you prevent weight gain; and keeping your health is a gift to your family as well as yourself.