You know you have legs, you walk on them every day, but it’s been a long time since you’ve actually seen them. Your belly keeps them hidden. Isn’t it time to make a difference and get rid of that Buddha belly? It’s time to get off your butt to lose your gut. We can help you do it and you’ll have fun at the same time. That probably sounds pretty good and you may wonder if it’s too good to be true. In this case, the answer is that it’s absolutely true. Our Focus boxing and other classes don’t feel like exercise, but the focus is on you and your fitness.
Getting rid of your gut takes exercise.
While hormones play a big role in both male and female belly fat, there are things you can do to help eliminate the problem. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, you’re more likely to have visceral fat—belly fat. Exercising helps you get rid of all types of fat, particularly the fat that accumulates around the middle. Exercise also helps reduce insulin resistance, one of the primary causes of abdominal fat. Not only will participating in a program of regular exercise help shave off pounds, it will help change your body composition to one with more muscle tissue and less fat tissue.
Find ways to be more active outside of the gym.
It doesn’t seem quite natural to look for ways to work harder, but it’s one of the best things you can do. Instead of driving our car to a neighbor’s house, take a bike or walk. Park in the first spot you see when you go shopping, so you walk further to the store. It burns calories, but also saves gas, which can improve your budget and the air quality. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you’re watching television or binge watching videos, do a plank, lunges or squats, while you watch.
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
What you eat makes a huge difference. Food that’s highly processed or that has added sugar can cause the body to store it as fat, including belly fat. It can encourage insulin resistance, where the cells don’t respond to insulin, so they don’t receive the glucose in the blood. The high blood sugar level then triggers more insulin and it becomes a vicious cycle. Insulin resistance leads to diabetes. A healthy diet and regular exercise can reverse the process and prevent type 2 diabetes.
- Cut back on alcohol consumption. Alcohol is high in calories and low in nutrients. The empty calories in the alcohol can lead to gaining fat around the middle and the gut you want to eliminate.
- Prolonged stress causes increased cortisol, the stress hormone. Increased cortisol is linked with increased belly fat. When you exercise it burns off stress and our workouts do it the best. You’ll punch away frustration, stress and the craziness of daily life.
- Increase your daily intake of fiber. That means eat more greens, fresh fruit and vegetables. Be careful when adding high fiber foods, nuts, fruit and beans. Do it slowly, drink more water and add probiotics, like yogurt to your diet or you’ll end up being gassy.
- Avoid soft drinks, including diet drinks. One study showed that people who drank diet sodas had more belly fat than those that didn’t. Switch to water instead.
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