The Best Stomach Exercise
The best exercise for the stomach is one that may surprise you. It's not the traditional sit-up or ab crunch. It's not leg thrusts or trunk twists either.
So before you go out and buy the Gut Buster 5000, you should know that the best exercise you can do for your stomach won't cost you a thing.
All you need are your two feet because the best exercise that I'm talking about is none other than walking or jogging.
If you've found that your stomach is a little more flabbier than it used to be, it's likely there are other parts of your body that have unwanted weight attached. It's just that the stomach is often times the most noticeable.
Your body cannot just eliminate fat in one area. So if you are trying to crunch your way to a flatter stomach without exercising the rest of your body and reducing your fat intake, you'll never see results.
Start by doing cardio exercises to get that heart rate up and boost your metabolism. A good fast-paced walk or jog three times per week is a great way to accomplish this.
Experts say a good cardio workout can increase your metabolism by up to 24 hours!
A Quick Metabolism ExerciseBelow is a sample workout that can be done to help give your metabolism a quick boost so you can burn calories.
- 1) Perform 30 seconds of hard exercise like running in place.
- 2) Perform 60 seconds of moderate exercise (casual jog or brisk walk).
- 3) Repeat this process 5-10 times.
- 4) Cool down for 3-5 minutes.
Along with a healthy diet, walking and/or jogging is one of the best stomach exercises you can perform because it raises your metabolism enough to burn excess calories all over your body.
Total body fitness, not just spot toning one area, is the key to a flat stomach. Why not kick start your fitness routine with a nice, fast-paced walk at least 3 times per week? It really is the best exercise, and your stomach will thank you. :)
Check Out The Start Walking, Get Running Lose Weight Plan
There's fantastic advice in this book. For example, most people blow off the importance of choosing the right shoes for walking. (I sure did until I had ankle and foot pain.) David has this covered along with great tips for eating healthy and how to keep the ideal food journal.
There's also a week-by-week walking workout plan to help you set goals and keep your workouts organized! In addition, David shows you how to keep walking fun so you don't get burned out.
Remember, overall weight loss is the key to a flat stomach... not just sit-ups or crunches. Walking is the perfect way to get started on your journey to a fit, healthier you! You can download David's book here!
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