Muffins are a favorite the world over. Few including the fitness freaks would argue about its capacity to indulge people. But it is these indulgences that have resulted in a rather nasty form of health predicament. With bulging waistlines, it is safe to say that women have made the muffin top look pop culture. Needless to say, the repercussions are in order. However, like all things there is a solution to this problem and we are here to tell you that.
Whenever there is fat in the picture, the first and foremost thing one can do is to start running. Yes, running is essential. Not only does it, provide the metabolism the much needed boost, it also provides you with the chance to get the blood flowing into those fat rich areas. In case you are running short on motivation, go out and watch a Usain Bolt sprint video.
While running or jogging is great, other options like power walking, swimming or bicycle ride can also be explored.
Binge on Lateral Workouts
Lateral workouts provide a great way to target those ugly areas that have you worried. It is as though people have been given a passage out of the hell hole. Exercises like hopping from side to side, jumping jacks, side planks, etc. can hit the fat hard.
Adding a dash of Yoga to the picture can also help as it involves a plethora of complex yet beneficial exercises aimed at working out crucial body points which normal workouts often miss out on. A classic case in point would be the Half Spinal Twist Pose.
Kick boxing has become quite the rage in fitness circles. And, we are here to tell you that you should join in the fun too. On a more serious note, kick boxing is known to be great for the heart and bad for the flab. An average kick boxing session results in the burning of 800 calories. Now, that’s a lot.
What is even more interesting that the combination of kicks and punches you throw results in a direct assault on the notorious region. An added benefit is that the revitalized metabolism eats into your calories well after the workout.
Kill the Stress
Stress can be a disaster both mentally and physically. Time and time again, it raises its ugly head to hurt you in ways you seldom realize. It is a well known fact that the body in response to stress releases a hormone named Cortisol to keep things from spiralling out of control. This, however, is good only for a short time period.
The belly being one of the marked areas for fat storage, has a habit of accumulating the extra Cortisol in the form of fat. In such cases, yogic exercises like Pranayam help a great deal to cope with the excess stress as it relaxes the body and mind and keep the bodily functions regulated.
Go Visit A Spa
Indulging yourself in the luxuries isn’t so bad at times. A spa can work wonders not only to relieve stress, but also to release the tension in the muscles. A targeted approach of massaging those bulges releases toxins and increases blood flow. Stimulation of cells gets the nutrients to penetrate with better efficiency and work their magic.