A few simple exercises can trim away that belly fat.
Okay, so it's not exactly a newsflash that, along with eating a healthy diet, you're going to have to exercise-and stick with a routine-to reduce a muffin top. "It's not just going to go away overnight," says Fredina Usher-Weems, fitness program manager for the Center of Lifestyle Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic.
Along with cardio (Zumba, walking, jumping rope-take your pick) and resistance training, it's important to make sure you are doing exercises that specifically challenge and strengthen your core, aka your abdominals. The good news? Simple exercises can help add some definition to your midsection. Best of all, you can do all of these ab moves sitting down.
If you're sitting in a chair right now, notice your alignment. Bet you're hunched forward, forcing your back-rather than your abdominals-to do all of the work. Instead, start practicing exercises that engage your core while sitting in your cubicle at work orRead More »from Fight Muffin Top Without Even Leaving Your Chair