Flatter, tighter and more toned tummed – 7 tips

The warmer months of summer are definitely here in Abu Dhabi! Are you feeling beach or pool confident? Regardless of the season, some of us just want a flatter belly and so our personal trainers here in Abu Dhabi have come up with 7 tips to help you achieve the tummy of your dreams!

1. Weights!

It is scientifically proven that strength training and lifting weights can help you to eliminate body fat overall, which will then result in a slimmer more toned tummy and a more trim waistline.

2. HIIT it and quit it!

Studies have shown that high intensity interval training (HIIT) can lead to more weight loss and specifically fat loss. HIIT has been proven to be effective in reducing belly fat. The quick results that one can see from HIIT training is due to the after burn effect which means your body will keep burning calories even when the workout is finished. Where you are running, spinning or doing a circuit workout make sure to incorporate times of high and times of low intensity.

3. De-Stress

Stress increases cortisol, and higher cortisol levels can cause your body to retain belly fat. Abu Dhabi Personal Trainers recommends that you schedule in some you time each week, whether that is a yoga class or a long bath to help de-stress.

4. Cooldown!

Much like stress, exercise can increase your cortisol levels. To avoid a spike in your cortisol level make sure you are properly cooling down after your workouts.

5. Abs are made in the kitchen

Unfortunately, you cannot out exercise a bad diet. Our personal trainers can help you work out for an hour of the day but unfortunately for you to see a trim tummy you will have to make sure what you are putting on your plate for the other 23 hours is healthy! Not all calories are created equal so make sure you speak to your personal trainer about what types of food you should be eating and what types of food you should be avoiding.

6. Fat Fighting Foods

Foods like blueberries, pineapple and papaya have been reported to help fight belly fat so make sure to include these in your daily diet!

7. Be who you are!

Make sure you are trying to change your body for you and that you know that you do not NEED to change your body! These tips can be helpful for living a healthier lifestyle but know that you look great no matter what size you are!

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