Lose lower belly fat: The 5 Action Steps
Here are 5 action steps to help you reduce your waistline and improve your health!
It can take time to change your lifestyle, so give yourself weeks or even a few months to work with adding these belly fat action steps.
1. Remember the calorie
You can’t escape the calorie.
Body fat deposits are increased with too many calories.
Take the time to learn your calorie counts and portion control.
Increase your low-calorie, high-nutrient fruits and vegetables, and high fiber foods.
Make sure you drink enough plain water and zero calorie beverages like green tea, if appropriate.
2. Use it or lose it
You’ll need your whole body muscle metabolism working well to burn off fat.
Did you know that you have more than 650 muscles in your body?
Did you know that early man-in-space research showed that not using muscles (immobilization) for 24 hours causes them to start breaking down?
That means you should use every muscle in your whole body every day.
Start looking for ways to increase your whole body exercise like walking more, 30 second high-intensity bursts, and new sports or active hobbies.
3. Spot reducing, cardio, or targeted resistance?
We all might have guessed that plain sit-ups aren’t enough to lose lower belly fat.
It turns out that you need whole body cardio to improve metabolism and fat-burning capacity.
Also, if you’re targeting a particular muscle group, like the lower abs, adding resistance helps targeted muscle development.
4. Changing your sedentary lifestyle
Have you added up how many hours a day you spend in a sedentary lifestyle?
Count up your hours
Then add those necessary 8 hours of sleep.
You may have to seriously reorganize your life to get enough healthy exercise to trim down that sagging stomach fat.
5. Are you deep breathing yet?
Aside from keeping you alive, deep breathing is a huge benefit for a flabby abdomen.
You use both upper and lower abdominal muscles each time you inhale and exhale.
Check out your own breathing muscles by placing one hand on your upper belly and the other hand on your lower belly.
Take in a deep breath and feel those abdominal muscles working.
Now exhale completely and suck your stomach in as far as you can.
Repeat this exercise to your comfort level daily.
Learn to combine deeper breathing with all your other activities and every workout exercise pattern to increase the strength of those abdominal muscle contractions.
Extra bonus: deep breathing alone may speed up the metabolism to burn more fat.
Note: If you have a health condition, please consult with your health provider before beginning any lifestyle change.
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