Sometimes we refer to them as love handles, or sometimes it is called a muffin top. Either way, excess fat sitting on the sides of the torso is tough to lose and of all the waist-whittling exercises out there, ones that target your oblique muscles will zero in on this area. Any move where you’re reaching to the side works your obliques. This video shows you how to tighten your waistline and shrink those love handles with these super effective moves.
Get Rid of Love Handles – Some Tips
- When you get stressed out due to working too much, having family troubles or experiencing some kind of trauma, the body reacts by releasing a hormone called cortisol. In addition to causing a host of health issues, cortisol causes you to gain fat around the middle of your body, leading to love handles. You can probably think of dozens of things that are stressing you out right now. To get rid of the handles, you’ve got to get rid of the stress!
- Staying up too late is hard on your body and mind, and results in cortisol overproduction and weight gain around the middle. Getting better sleep is often an overlooked key to weight loss, but it can make a big difference. Start sleeping 7 – 8 hours per night, every night.
- Many of us are dehydrated without realizing it. Start drinking several litres of water a day, and more on hot days or when you exercise, to make sure your body is sufficiently hydrated.