US researchers just found one. After analysing the e? ects that abdominal fat has on your health, the scientists discovered that a certain protein in visceral belly fat might turn non-cancerous cells cancerous. Yikes.
So, that’s the bad news, but here’s the good news: PT Steph Carter (stephcarterhealth.com) has all the goss on which workouts are best for tightening your waistline and sculpting your fi ttest bod yet.
Tone It Up Need Another Reason To Work Out Tomorrow? Photo Gallery
Here’s what you need to do:
1 LIFT IT: “That toned look can only be achieved by increasing muscle mass and losing body fat. Weight training causes an increase in muscle mass – no, it won’t make you bulky – and it’s also the only way you can completely sculpt the body you’ve always wanted. Not to mention weight training is your best friend when it comes to burning excess kilojoules and fat!”
2 HIIT: “This could be boxing, a circuit… anything involving intervals of high-intensity exercise. It’s the best way to maximise your time, and the combination of explosive cardio and resistance makes for the perfect fat burner and helps build those lean, toned muscles.”
3 YOGA: “We all know how good yoga is for the mind and soul, but it can also give you a super-strong and sexy body. With most poses targeting the glutes, thighs and abs, it’s one of the best ways to get summer-ready.”