‘Muffin top’ or ‘love handles’ is a common problem, especially among women these days.
Abdominal fat is the reason why you find it more difficult to fit into clothes without letting the extra ‘curves’ show off. While shedding them off may seem quite a challenge, the good news is you can get back into shape even at the comforts of your home.
Forget your excuses. It only takes a few minutes of your time to workout and eventually lose those flabs. Below you will find a list of at home exercises that you can start today!
At Home Exercises to Get Rid of Love Handles
Ready to get rid of your abdominal fat? Here’s a list of exercises to help you establish a fitness routine that targets your love handles. Do this thrice a week, along with a healthy diet for best results.
(20 reps, per side)
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With a one-hand weight and feet hip-width apart, stand while putting your weight on your left leg. Initially, hold the weight up with both hands, by your left shoulder. Then, twist with your knees and feet in pivot, while making a chopping action towards your right hip. Bring the weight back up to your left shoulders to finish the routine. Repeat 20 times, before working on your right side.
2. Russian Twists
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Maintain a sitting position with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Lean back so your torso will be in a 45 angle to the floor. With a dumbbell held in both hands, raise feet from the ground, crossing them at the ankles, while maintaining your balance on your butt. Next, twist your torso to the right, letting your dumbbell touch the floor next to your body. Then twist your torso this time to the left, bringing the dumbbell to the left side of your body. Repeat alternately while keeping your balance and with your legs and torso lifted from the ground.
3. Side Plank Hip Lifts
(30 reps, 15 per side)
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Start in a side plank position with your elbow on the mat, while letting your legs and hips rest. Slowly, use your abs while keeping your body in a straight line, to lift up the lower half of your body off the ground to assume a straight plank position. Lower your body again and repeat. Complete this routine with 15 side plank hip lifts for each side of your body.
4. Bicycle Crunches
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Lie on your back while keeping your knees bent and your hands behind your head, without clasping them together. Using your abdominal muscles, raise your shoulders and upper back off of the ground. While doing it, position your right elbow towards your left knee, allowing them to meet in the center of your body. Then, bring your left elbow to your right knee to switch your position. Repeat this as fast as you can while maintaining your torso lifted from the ground.
Quick Fixes to Improve Your Body Shape
If time is not on your side and you want to take the easier route to getting rid of your love handles and looking fit, worry no more. There are immediate solutions, both surgical and non-surgical treatments, that can give you the body shape you want–faster than you think!
This procedure is a form of body contouring that is done to remove stubborn fatty tissue in certain areas of the body. It is usually preferred to target tricky areas of the body like the abdomen, thighs, and bottom where fat deposits are difficult to eliminate through exercise and diet.
Liposuction involves surgery and the patient has to be given general anesthesia. Specially designed probes in various sizes are used in the procedure to target problem areas. Small incisions are made in the skin where the probes are inserted to extract fatty deposits. A recovery period of one month is required for the swelling of the body to go away.
Abdominoplasty is another procedure that can help people with excess abdominal fat and skin due to previous pregnancies, weight loss or obesity, to get back into shape. Also known as tummy tuck, it is aimed at sculpting and tightening the abdominal area through the removal of excess fat and skin.
General health check and examination must be performed before abdominoplasty to rule out underlying issues that can make a person not suitable to undergo abdominoplasty. The patient who undergoes abdominoplasty is given general anesthetic. To remove excess skin and fat and reinforce muscles, a hip to hip incision across the abdomen will be necessary.
Post-surgery, surgical drains are used to remove fluid and patients are required to use compression support and take medicines to avoid possible complications, including delayed wound healing, bleeding, infection, bruising, contour irregularity and potential loss of the belly button.
Another safe and effective nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that you should try is the Liposonix treatment which is also offered at SkinCell. Using high-intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU, it targets unwanted fat in the abdomen or your love handles. Liposonix is especially suited for those who are experiencing difficulty in eliminating a few inches more to reach their target size. It is the perfect supplement for those who are on a diet and fitness routine, but need added assistance in achieving their ideal body shape without the downtime!
Unlike liposuction and abdominoplasty, Liposonix can be carried out safely without the risks that are commonly associated with surgery. It is the treatment of choice for those who want to look fit without resorting to invasive procedures that use incisions or needles.
SkinCell Liposonix has no downtime. Right after the procedure, you can easily get back to your daily routine without a hint of discomfort. Using HIFU Technology that penetrates deeply into the skin, you can lose an inch in a one-time 1 hour session. In 2 to 3 months, the treated fats will be flushed out your body, naturally. With Liposonix, you’ll get longer lasting results and a well-sculpted abdomen without the risk of complications.
FotonaTightlase is a new treatment offered at SkinCell which is aimed at reducing fat in the body and for body contouring. It is a safe and effective procedure that can be used for different body areas to get rid of cellulites and to sculpt the arms, thighs and waist.
FotonaTightlase is a non-invasive procedure that merely uses a two-step wavelength laser treatment. The first laser produces heat to target the fat tissues within the deep layers of the skin by shrinking fats and stimulating collagen production, while the second wavelength laser is used to tighten the skin.
Unlike invasive procedures that use incisions, needles, and general anesthesia, you can undergo a FotonaTightlase treatment without keeping you from doing your day-to-day activities. Absolutely no downtime and while redness on the treated area is normal right after the procedure, it will easily disappear on the following day.
A lot of people are guilty of not working out as much as they should to be fit–and you may be one of them.
There are instant solutions to effectively sculpt the middle section of your body. And when you need a little help to be in your best shape, it is a relief to find non-invasive and effective treatments like Liposonix and FotonaTightlase to give you long-lasting and risk-free results!
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