A small waist in proportion to your body shape is possible. High proportions of fat around the waist are a health danger signal; for example, people who have coronary artery disease have an increased risk of an early death if they have high waist fat levels. These 5 moves work on strengthening the obliques and slim down the waist.
It is possible to trim some weight from your waist, whatever your body shape.
- There are some choices that you can make that will help specifically with your waistline. For example, in a scientific study, people who ate all whole grains (in addition to five servings of fruits and vegetables, three servings of low-fat dairy, and two servings of lean meat, fish, or poultry) lost more belly fat than another group that ate the same diet, but with all refined grains.
- Your transverse abdominals work as your body’s natural corset and so with enough work in this area you can achieve a smaller waist. Pilates does a lot of work that focuses on the transverse abdominals and therefore can be a very effective method.
- Do specific exercises to improve the shape and size of your waist.
- There are some additions to your exercise regime that can help improve your waist reduction: Use a hula-hoop. Your waist and hips will benefit from 10 minutes a day of hula-hooping!
- Start exercising gradually and build up. Choose a few exercises, do them only a few times each to begin with and gradually build up. Keep a log of
what you’re doing each time in a record book or diary and check your
progress against this.
Eventually you’ll find yourself exercising regularly without feeling worn out or losing interest and your waist will have benefited a great deal.