Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. This procedure is also getting more innovative every year, the most recent variations of this surgery are tumescent liposuction and laser liposuction. People are so desperate to lose weight that they are willing to do something as drastic as going under the knife. This should always be the last resort due to the fact that this procedure is costly and does not come without risks. That is why exercise should be done to help a person lose those excess pounds.
Exercise is perhaps one of the greatest and oldest “tricks” for losing weight in the book. It’s safe, effective, and most people will find it a lot more fun than going under the knife. Moreover, exercise improves overall physical health and well being, that is something that liposuction cannot do.
The key to successful weight loss with exercise is working the whole body. Losing a few inches or pounds in certain areas of the body, also referred to as spot reducing, does not work. The whole body must be engaged in exercise. A person must do cardiovascular exercise such as walking, running, or cycling most days of the week, for at least 30 minutes per day. Resistance training must also be incorporated at least 2 or 3 times a week. All of the major muscles of the body must be worked in order to be successful with this. Using exercise to get rid of that belly fat will beat paying the high tummy tuck liposuction cost any day.
Additionally, exercise with a bad diet is not going to produce the desired results. A person’s diet should be low in fat, low in cholesterol, refined sugar, and high in fiber, whole grains, and vegetables. A healthy diet in conjunction with an exercise plan will help a person get rid of those excess pounds in a virtually risk free way. Those lifestyle changes should always be used as a priority over weight loss surgery. There the pain associated with exercise is much less than it would be with liposuction. There is also much health benefits to be gained that liposuction can not provide.
Body toning combines exercise, fitness and nutrition together to form the body more sculpted and toned. It will help to firm up difficult areas and give your body an overall toned look. Elements of body toning are fat reduction, cellulite removal, tightening up of the skin, muscle shaping, inch loss, a change in the composition of the body, a decrease in body fat, body shaping and lessening flab.
Exercises for body toning vary, but most of these will use gravity, body weight and bio-mechanics to sculpt and shape the body into the form that is desired. Here are suggestions to get a toned body that specifically target your legs, butt, thighs and abs.
Legs – Jogging is often recommended, however, a brisk walk can be just as effective over time. Step ups and climbing stairs help tone your body.
Butt – Nothing is probably better than doing squats to tone body glutes. Adding some weights while doing squats is even more beneficial.
Thighs – Lunges, leg raises, and squats again. You can stand up, holding on to a chair, and raise first the right and then the left leg out to the side of your body. Try to hold it there for a few seconds.
Abs – You can also tone body areas and tighten up those stomach muscles by lying on the floor, and raising both legs, or one at a time, holding for a few seconds and repeat.
Anyone can achieve and have a toned body. It is much more than just an appearance thing; it will make you feel better and healthier too.