Reasons You’re Not Losing Belly Fat (Part 2)

Reasons You’re Not Losing Belly Fat (Part 2)

Unhealthy food is the biggest driver of big bellies. They are too rich of starchy carbohydrates and bad fats that increase midsection. Instead, have more veggies, eat lean proteins, and get rid of fats from red meats by having healthier fats in seafood, nuts, and avocados.

Eating the Wrong Foods

Even a minor cut back on carbs (grains, pasta, rice, sugars) can help.

Too Into Food

The under-skin belly fat (known as subcutaneous) and the fat under abdominal muscles and around vital organs (known as visceral) create cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Eating too much is contributed for that flab. Reducing the portions can reduce visceral fat.

Smoking

Smoking is dangerous and studies showed that it increases abdominal and visceral fat. You have one more big reason to help you quit.

Stressed

When the stress hormone cortisol increase in your body, fat increase in your belly. Talk to your therapist about how to handle your stress or choosing some easing methods such as exercise, Meditate, Yoga or some other good support system. 

Not Exercising Enough

Reducing belly fat is not easy. If your belly is stretching the tape measure too much — for men, size of 40 inches around the waist, and women, size of 35 inches then they are in need of moderate physical activity (like running, walking) for at least 150 minutes a week, or intensive (weighted gym) for 75, and other physical training at least twice a week. Consult with your doctor before beginning any intense training program.

Doing the Wrong Exercises

Those sit-ups aren’t hard enough. Add weight training to build muscle which help burn more calorie.

Choose aerobic exercise (like walking or running) which works best for reducing fat. Establish a habit, and gradually grow them into intensity to get the highest results.

Best Bodyweight exercises to train core (Part 2)

Best Bodyweight exercises to train core (Part 2)

9. Reverse Crunch

Starting by lying down on your back pressed against the floor with your legs fully extended, your arms rest along your sides, and your palms placed on the floor. Slowly move your legs up until your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and your feet are together while breathing in. Then, move your knees toward your chest as you roll your pelvis backward and pull your hips and upper back off the floor. Hold this position for 10 seconds, then exhale as you roll your legs back to the starting position.

Trainer Tip: Keep your arms resting straight along your sides throughout this movement.

10. Seated Scissor Kick

Starting by lying down with your back pressed against the floor, your legs and arms fully extended to each side with your palms facing down the floor. From a slight bend in your knees, pull your legs up so that your heels are about 5- 6 inches off the ground. Engage your abs and roll your back slightly off the floor. As if your legs were a pair of scissors, move them by alternating crossing one extended leg over the other, while keeping your abs flexed at all times.

Trainer Tip: Don’t let your back round up. Engage your abs tight to maintain a strong, straight spine. For increasing intensity, raise your arms up and roll small, slow clockwise circles with your shoulders while you kick your legs in scissor movement.

11. Superset With An Aerobic Exercise
Even with extra exercises and more challenging movements, it can still be hard to train your abs enough to make them pop. Try supersets by adding an aerobic core movement to each exercise to train your core in a different way,and burn extra body fat that normally hides that six-pack.
To add aerobic supersets to your ab routine, try combining hanging leg raises with mountain climbers or combine burpees with an wheel. Rest as little as possible between reps. Adding these extra aerobic core-oriented exercises doesn’t seem like much, but after 8-10 of these supersets, you’ll know the difference!

Best Cardio Exercises For Weight Loss – Burn Fat To Get A Slim Body Fast (part 1)

Best Cardio Exercises For Weight Loss – Burn Fat To Get A Slim Body Fast (part 1)

Cardio is a vital exercise to get a slim body and shed a few extra pounds by increasing heart rate and burning the calories in the form of glucose and fat. But not all types of cardio are good for weight loss; in fact, moderate-intensity cardio is not as effective as high-intensity cardio. Moderate-intensity cardio might lead to muscle loss and joints injuries. In this post, you will find top high-intensity cardio exercises for weight loss!

1. Intermittent Sprints

Practice Intermittent Sprints in 30 mins might burn up to 1200 calories depending on each people. To Do Intermittent Sprints, set the treadmill at a 3-degree incline and start running at a speed of 6 mph for 1 minute, then increase the speed to 9 or 10 mph and running for 3 minutes. After that, increase the speed up to 14-15 mph and continue the sprint for 30 seconds before slowing down to 10 mph and keep running for 3 minutes.

2. High-Intensity Interval Training

High-Intensity Interval Training in 35 mins might burn up to 500 calories. There are numerous types such as burpees, jumping squats, jumping lunges, high knees, step jumps, etc. The only thing to remember is doing these exercises in the correct form to avoid injuries. First, do a set of 10 reps of each exercise and then take a 10-second break.

3. Rowing

Rowing in 30 mins might burn 200-300 calories. To do rowing, grab the handle of the rowing chord while sitting on the rowing machine. Set the feet on the footrest, keep spine straight, shoulders rolled down, and chest out, engage the abs and back muscles as pulling the handle or the bar toward the abs. Stop pulling when the elbows are behind the body. Remember to squeeze the shoulder blades before returning to the starting position.

How to loose weight with Cardiovascular Exercise

How to loose weight with Cardiovascular Exercise

When you hear the word cardio, you probably think of sweat dripping off your forehead while running on the treadmill on your lunch break without having actual food. It’s true though. Cardiovascular exercise, also called aerobic exercise consists of doing activities with oxygen.

This type of exercise hits large muscle groups, including legs, upper body. It requires intense respiration or controlled breathing, and increases heart rate. The most common forms of cardio exercises include walking, running, swimming, cycling, and gym classes. Cardio machines include rower, elliptical, stair climber, bike, treadmill and the like. 

Cardio exercise play a critical role in burning burn calories and aid in weight loss. In order to increase the rate of losing weight, it’s advised that you combine it with at least two to three days a week of strength training workouts. The amount of cardio burned in order to lose weight depends on various factors like the current weight, diet, daily activity level, and age.

The formula to lose weight is simple as you need to create a calorie deficit which means that the number of calories consume must less than the amount of calories burn. The amount of weight lost depends on the amount of calories burned during exercises over the course of a week. A counting app is recommended to accurately measure the amount burned and consume. These trackers will allow the input if daily food intake and physical activity throughout the day, then calculate the current calories in/calories out equation. 

For the most effective results, you should get at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 to 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise each week to create a 3,500-calorie deficit, and lose one pound each week. Muscle strength-training activities that involve all major muscle groups are also recommended at least two days each week for prolonging the results. 

Tips to maximize workouts benefits

Tips to maximize workouts benefits

Understand the connection between eating and exercise can make a huge difference in your workouts. 

When and what you eat can be important to how you feel when you exercise as they go hand in hand. In this article, you will find these eating and exercise tips to maximize your workouts results. 

1. Eat a healthy breakfast

If you exercise in the morning, you should finish breakfast at least one hour before workout which will fuel you with energy. Don’t avoid carbohydrates as eating carbohydrates before exercise can improve workout performance duration and intensity. However, breakfast before workout should be light and accompanied by healthy drink. Good breakfast options include: Whole-grain cereals/ bread, Low-fat milk, Juice, fruits, etc. You might also have some coffee in the mornings but not too much. 

2. Watch the portion size

As you find this advice everywhere, be aware of the portion, especially before exercise. You should finish the large meal at least three to four hours before exercising while with small meals or snacks, finish them at least 2 hours before working out. Eating too much, you might feel sluggish while eating too little, you wouldn’t have enough energy.

3. Snack well

This might depends on each individual, thought you can have small snacks right before and during as long as you feel OK. Snack help prevent distracting hunger pangs which is significantly important if you plan a workout several hours after a meal. Good snack options include, energy bar, fresh fruit, Yogurt, smoothie, whole-grain bagel or crackers, low-fat granola bar, peanut butter sandwich, Sports drink or diluted juice, etc.

4. Eat after you exercise

Eat a meal that contains both carbohydrates and protein within two hours after exercising would help your muscles recover and to replace their glycogen stores. Good post-workout food choices include: Yogurt and fruit, Peanut butter sandwich, Low-fat milk and pretzels, smoothie, whole-grain bread with vegetables, etc.

9 great benefits of fitness you should know

9 great benefits of fitness you should know

Fitness is currently a favorite and many people choose to exercise because it brings great benefits to the human body.

Burn more fat

According to the latest research published, bodybuilding will help people lose belly fat faster and more effectively than traditional exercise (walking, jogging …). Studies have shown that, while aerobic exercise burns both fat and muscle mass, bodybuilding almost completely burns fat.

Burn more calories

Do you know muscle mass determines most of your body’s metabolism? Therefore, bodybuilding helps you gain muscle, the more muscle you will burn, the more calories you will burn. Fitness exercises not only help you burn calories during exercise but even after stopping exercise, as soon as you brush your teeth, go to sleep, to check the message, you will still burn more energy and burn fat than usual.

When you feel physically healthy, you will always feel refreshed mentally. Fitness helps you practice perseverance, increase your confidence, the ability to overcome difficulties and challenge yourself.

Promote flexibility

Fitness exercises can improve the flexibility of the body as well as daily diet. The most important thing is that you must choose a training regime that is suitable and suitable for you.

Help strengthen bones

Exercise not only helps improve muscles but it also helps strengthen bones. When you work out, muscles work on bones and reflexively, bone cells respond by creating new bone cells. It is these new bone cells that will make bones stronger and stronger.

Normally, people often think that lifting weights will make the body more muscular. But the reality is not so, bodybuilding exercises usually only lose about 5-10% of strength, which limits muscle formation. With just moderate exercise and a healthy diet, you can have a fit and toned body.

Prevent joint pain

Fitness is an effective solution for the treatment and prevention of joint pain. Fitness exercises will keep the joints in place, limit stiffness and increase flexibility. Moderate and proper bodybuilding exercises will help maintain healthy bone and joint mass.

Help you run better

Healthy muscles mean running and exercising will be better. When exercising, these exercises will support body weight, maintain a good physique and improve the strength of limbs. Not only that, bodybuilding also increases the number and size of muscle fibers that burn calories, boosting performance.

Exercise is good for the heart

Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise with the ideal regime can improve heart health and blood fat levels effectively.

3 Swimming Workouts for Weight Loss

3 Swimming Workouts for Weight Loss

Swimming brings about a ton of benefits when it comes to getting in shape thanks to it’s low impact, highly aerobic in nature on the upper and the lower body and its mental and emotional benefits.

If you look for some fun workouts to lose weight, try these 3 swim workouts which are one of the most versatile and effective activities that are designed to torch fat and help you get fit. These 3 workouts feature a fair amount of kicking which is both fun and blast away fat quickly by burning energy.
Each workout features a warm-up set, a little pre-set to get nervous system fired up, and then a fat-blasting main set followed by a gentle warm-down to recovery.

Workout #1: High-intensity
This is a Tabata-inspired workout that is short on volume, but high on intensity to create a skyrocketing metabolic reaction.
Warm-up: 4×100s (on the last 25 of each 100 swim with your fists closed)
Pre-set: 4×25s descend effort from 50%-95%
Main set: 3 rounds with 10s rest between reps

  • 8×25s
  • 50s backstroke swim
    Warm down: 6×50s swim freestyle

Workout #2: The Swim-Kick Aerobic Combo
This activity use to crank up the aerobic level by using different variations of intervals and combos of swim/kick/pull. Alternating swim and kick will keep your heart rate up, toning your legs, and putting in serious yardage.
Depending on your ability, begin with 50s then gradually increase to 100s over time.
Warm-Up: 300s swim freestyle
Pre-set: 200 pull breathing every 3 strokes by 50 + 100 kick
Main set: 30×100 freestyle [2 reps swim – 1 rep kick] – 20s rest between reps.
Warm down: 4x [50 swim choice + 10 deep water bobs] – 10 sec rest.

Workout #3: Vertical kicker’s delight
This workout feature vertical kicking within a descending effort ladder swim set which is a killer way to target your core and backside as well as mid-section.
Warm up: 200 swim freestyle + 8×25 swim in the smallest number of strokes possible (DPS) -15s rest at the end of each ength.
Pre set: 6×50 [25 swim, 25 kick] – 15 rest between rep
Main set: alternate swim and dolphin kick, 15 rest between reps

  • 5×100 swim (80% effort) – 30 vertical dolphin kick
  • 4×100 swim (85% effort) – 30 vertical dolphin kick
  • 3×100 swim (90% effort) – 30 vertical dolphin kick 2×100 swim (95% effort) – 30 vertical dolphin kick
  • 100 swim MAX EFFORT
    Warm down: 8×25 swim DPS – 20 rest between rep.

20 effective tips for weight loss (part 3)

20 effective tips for weight loss (part 3)

Avoid Sweetened Beverages

Sugary drinks are loaded with fructose, which can increase fat in the liver and make you gain belly fat. It is even worse than sugary foods because the brain process liquid calories different from solid ones which would make people to end up consuming too many calories and storing them as fat. Hence, it’s best to completely avoid sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, punch and sweet tea, as well as alcoholic mixers containing sugar.

Get Plenty of Restful Sleep

Sleep is important for health, especially when you want to loose weight. If people who don’t get enough sleep, they tend to gain more weight and belly fat. Study shows that women who slept less than five hours per night were likely to gain weight than those who slept seven hours or more per night.
In addition to enough sleeping, you must make sure sufficient quality of the sleep as low-quality sleep is equal to no sleep at all.

Track Your Food Intake and Exercise

It is obvious that consuming fewer calories than your body needs is the key strategy which has been shown to be beneficial for weight loss. Hence, should you need to loose weight, do keep a food diary or using an online food tracker or app to help you monitor your calorie intake. In addition, food-tracking tools will allow you to manage intake of protein, carbs, fiber, micronutrients and even exercise then advise to decrease/ increase them if the data shows any insufficient or over.

Eat Fatty Fish Regularly

Fatty fish are incredibly healthy which are rich in quality protein and omega-3 fats that protect you from disease and reduce visceral fat while fish oil supplements can significantly reduce liver and abdominal fat. You should aim to get 2–3 servings of fatty fish such as salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel and anchovies…per week to boost the weigh-losing process.

20 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat ( part 2)

20 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat ( part 2)

Don’t Stress Out

Stress can trigger the adrenal glands to produce cortisol which increase appetite and drive abdominal fat storage. Especially women who are curvy, tend to produce more cortisol in response to stress which make them gain belly fat even faster. 

The solution for that is simple enough, try to reduce your level of stress through engaging in pleasurable or physical activities such as yoga or meditation.

Quit eating Sugary Foods

Sugar contains fructose,excess consumption of sugar even healthier sugar like real honey can directly linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease. Thus, keep yourself away from those sur

Do Cardio Exercise

Cardio exercise is one of many effective ways to improve your health and burn those extra calories. The amount of calories burnt is depend on the type of exercise mix, moderate-intensity or high-intensity; the duration of exercise as well as the frequency. A women postmenopausal can lose whole body fat when they practice for 300 minutes per week.

Cut Back on Carbs, Especially Refined Carbs

Reducing your carb intake to under 50g of carbs per day can be very beneficial for losing abdominal fat in overweight people, those at risk of type 2 diabetes and women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

If you can’t follow a strict low-carb diet, you can simply replace refined carbs with unprocessed starchy carbs such as whole grains to improve metabolic health and reduce belly fat. 

Replace Cooking Fats With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats as its medium-chain fats may boost metabolism and decrease the amount of fat storage in response to high calorie intake. People consume coconut oil daily for 12 weeks instead of regular fats can lost an average of 1.1 inches (2.86 cm) from their waists without changing diets or exercise routines. 

Despite the fact that coconut oil is healthier, it is still high in calories, thus for the best result, take 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of coconut oil per day to boost the burning process. 

Perform Resistance Training 

Resistance training, also known as weight lifting is important for preserving and gaining muscle mass as well as losing belly fat. 

In fact, a combination of strength training and aerobic exercise can led to the greatest effect. But, be sure to practice under a personal trainer’s guidance so that you don’t damage your spiral and other body parts.

Simple Tips for Fitness Success

Simple Tips for Fitness Success

We are so glad that you have taken a step toward getting in shape. You probably know that you couldn’t get a sculpted body from eating junk food and lying in front of TV all day; however, it is not hard either. If you want to start your journey to having a hot body, here are some tips to start with.

1. Exercise Daily

Exercise daily for at least an hour with moderate physical activity such as brisk walking, running, jogging, etc. Although if you’re looking to lose a few pounds, you should do a higher-level intensity workout. Just make sure to not get injured during workout. Remember that after working-out, your muscles might ache a bit or feel irritating, but that means your body is changing for the better. Also always stay hydrated, stretch and cool down after finishing, and eat foods rich in protein to keep building your muscles.

2. Eat Healthy

Rule number one is to stay away from sweets, no matter how bad you want as sugar does no good for your shape. A single candy might take a hour of exercise to burn. Fruits and vegetables are the best choice helping you feel full for up to 3 or 4 hours such as apples, bananas, avocados, etc. while green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli keep the digestive system clean and running. Also, stick to lean meats that full of protein and healthy nutrients like beef, turkey and chicken. Seafood, such as, shrimp, and tilapia are also great alternatives to help keep muscles fit and ready for workouts. In addition, break down your meal into smaller portions. Eating six small meals a day is better than three large meals as less food in your digestive system is easier to burn and more energy is used toward your exercise. Also, keeping track of calories and food intake will help in planning out the essential physical exercising to burn out all extra energy.

3. Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough eight-hour of sleep is crucial to recharge the body’s batteries for daily working tasks as well as exercise. In case, you happen to feel tired at any point after work, remember to take a small nap before exercising which will be more effective to burn that extra calories.

4. Stay Motivated

The most important key to getting in shape is to set goals and keep a positive mindset. If you stay positive, it is easier to push yourself to get that fit body you’ve always wanted.