Whether you want to firm and flatten your stomach, build or tone your muscles, lose weight or just feel healthier, if you follow a program designed specifically with your fitness level, goals and special needs in mind you’ll see results in as little as two weeks. While these results may not be what you eventually hope to achieve, they’re encouraging enough to keep you on the right track and motivated. A program created specifically for your needs gets faster results than any generic workout.
Losing weight may be necessary to flatten your tummy and that means eating healthier.
You’ll notice this says eating healthier, not dieting. Dieting is restrictive and a diet always ends, sometimes when you lose weight and sometimes abruptly. Then you go back to old eating habits and put the weight back on that you lost. Instead of dieting, learning how to eat healthier is a far better solution. A personal trainer can help you learn to make better food choices. It may mean making substitutions, such as eating vegetable spaghetti instead of pasta or cooking food differently, fried vs steamed, broiled or baked. When you learn how to eat healthier, you’ll never be hungry and find you end up loving the new types of foods your eat. It’s not all rice cakes and celery, but delicious savory foods.
All types of exercises are important.
While some exercises burn more calories than others do, you need all types of exercises for a healthier body that looks fantastic. Flexibility training not only works your muscles, it improves your range of motion to help prevent injury that can set any fitness program back for weeks or months. Strength training burns calories and builds muscles and endurance training builds your cardiovascular system and gets oxygen rich blood pumping to all areas of your body. You need all these types of exercise to have a well rounded program that will not only flatten your stomach it will burn calories to melt the fat that hides your firm flat tummy.
Drink plenty of fluid to help flush out toxins.
It might sound simplistic but drinking plenty of water can help you on your goal of a fatter stomach and also improve your overall health. Water not only flushes out toxins when you sweat, it keeps everything working in your digestive and elimination system. That reduces the bloat that may slow your progress toward a flat stomach.
Working out burns off the hormones created by stress. One of these hormones, cortisol, is linked to the development of abdominal fat.
Exercise helps improve your posture. Good posture can help keep your stomach flatter and firmer.
A program of regular exercise makes you feel fantastic. You’ll start looking forward to working out and that positive outlook will make you want to work even harder.
You’ll sleep better at night when you workout regularly and eat healthier. A good night’s sleep helps you from grabbing sugary snacks for energy that can cause you to gain weight or inhibit weight loss.