Tips for A Healthy body

Monday, January 28, 2008

Here are some tips to reduce that ever troubling tummy fat and have a healthy body..

One of the Most important facet of having a Healthy body is

The first key to losing body fat and gaining muscle is with proper nutrition. You need to create a diet that burns slightly more calories than consumed. Begin by reducing your portion sizes and maintaining a balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins
. Eating several small meals throughout the day helps many people stay more satisfied and reduces hunger. Other tips for avoiding fat gain include: getting calcium,eating breakfast, diet rich in fibers etc. Make sure you stay well hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Also, be sure not to cut calories too drastically or you could inadvertently lower your metabolism.

Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic exercise is the best way to burn calories and manage (or lose) weight. Reducing your calories without exercise will lead to initial weight loss, but you'll likely reach a plateau and you may also lose muscle. A Personal exercise plan suiting your body structure and other attributes get you past plateaus and can help you maintain muscle.

Abdominal Exercise
Finally, to get defined abs you should perform specific abdominal exercises that work all the abdominal muscles. There are many exercises you can do to work the abs. There are also some great products that you can use at home. One of the better ab tools you can invest in is an exercise ball. Exercise balls are great for crunches, twists and other movements. Because you stabilize your torso on the ball you use more muscles than when performing standard crunches. For a list of the best abdominal exercises see: Best to Worst Abdominal exercises see down

Core Training
You can also perform core stability exercises to improve your torso strength, balance and stability. Your core is made up of abdominals, lower back and hips and creates a foundation for all other movement. These muscles stabilize the spine and create a strong center around which the extremities can move. A strong core is important in every aspect of movement; especially power movements.

Best to Worst Exercises for Strengthening the Rectus Abdominus:

  1. Bicycle Crunch Exercise.
  2. Captain's Chair Exercise.
  3. Crunches on Exercise Ball
  4. Vertical Leg Crunch
  5. Torso Track
  6. Long Arm Crunch
  7. Reverse Crunch
  8. Crunch with Heel Push
  9. Ab Roller
  10. Plank (Hover) Exercise.
  11. Traditional Crunch
  12. Exercise tubing pull
  13. Ab Rocker

Best to Worst Exercises for Strengthening the Obliques:

  1. Captain's Chair Exercise.
  2. Bicycle Crunch Exercise.
  3. Reverse Crunch
  4. Plank (Hover) Exercise.
  5. Vertical Leg Crunch
  6. Crunch on Exercise Ball
  7. Torso Track
  8. Crunch with heel push
  9. Long arm Crunch
  10. Ab Roller
  11. Traditional Crunch
  12. Exercise tubing Pull
  13. Ab Rocker


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