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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I thought this was some good advice to share here on my blog. I got it from my spark e-mail. I think we are always trying to figure out how we can lose fat around our stomachs:

What can I do to lose weight in my stomach? I’ve been doing lots of crunches but they don’t seem to help.

There is no way to target weight loss to a specific area of the body because your body decides where it wants to put on weight and where it wants to take it off. The midsection is a common "problem" area for many people.

The best way to lose fat is through cardiovascular exercise. It is important to do a variety of abdominal exercises (including crunches) to keep your core strong, but until that excess fat is gone, you will not see the muscle definition. So if you’re not doing cardio, crunches are not going to help get the six-pack you’ve been hoping for. Regular cardio exercise at a level that’s challenging for you is your best bet.

Written by Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer and Nicole Nichols, Certified Fitness Instructor

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  • GAGGS.
    Thanks for the good and useful information . Thank-you and God Bless you Gary.
    4560 days ago
    That's just like you... Alway's keeping your "spark friends" in mind!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful knowledge... I need to remember this when I become angry about my progress!!!! Which is pretty often... HA!

    Believe it or not, my mid-section is the place where I'm losing my weight the quickest...
    Thank goodness!!
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    4568 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/1/2008 4:47:20 PM
    That's good to know. I'm going to read that to my DH who is always asking why I do cardio so much - "Why don't you just do 100 sit ups every night?" he asks. I can never answer because I'm speechless at his question.......100? really? 100? No thanks.
    4572 days ago
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    I read this one too. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon
    4572 days ago
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