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Best No-Sit Up Ab Exercises

Yes, you can have a beach-worthy set of abs without succumbing to torturous sit-ups!

When it comes to bathing suits, what is your main area of concern? If you’re the average woman or man, it’s likely your stomach. The suns’ piping hot and you can’t hide under a sweater any more. But before you strip down to your skivvies, it’s probably a good idea that you spend a few minutes a day tending to your soon-to-be best assets—your abs. Great thing is, you don’t have to hit the gym, lift a weight, or even do a sit-up to have a head-turning stomach.



10 No-Workout Tricks to Get Rid of Your Spare Tire Tummy for Good!

Got a spare tire tummy or a muffin top that you just can’t shake… or, um, get rid of? More than being an area of visual insecurity, the visceral fat (the technical term for the fat that gathers on the stomach) that rolls over your jeans is also seriously bad for your health as it surrounds vital organs and can increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Exercise physiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Human Studies discovered that as few as 80 minutes exercise (either cardio or resistance) a week can get rid of visceral fat.

While the best way, long term, to cut the fat and show off cut abs is to take the 3-prong cardio (to burn the fat), resistance (to tone the muscles beneath), diet (to burn the fat from the inside) approach, there are a few tricks to make your muffin top less noticeable now.



5 Ways Stress Makes You Fat

Being overweight can stress you out. The cruel irony is that being stressed can make you fat. And the last thing you need when you already feel like your work, your relationship—anything—is falling apart, is to also feel you’ve lost control over your weight. While the best thing to do is beat the unwanted pounds at the source—namely, the thing that is causing you stress—being aware of how stress causes you to gain weight might also help in the battle to burn those emotional calories. If you can recognize that you are not actually hungry, but just stressed, that might keep you from reaching for any unnecessary foods.



Eat Carbs to Burn Belly Fat?

Fact: You can’t spot train. In other words, you can’t focus all of your energy on your belly, go out for a run and expect to come home having burned fat only off the sacks that drip over your waistline. Turns out you can spot burn with Food, specific foods, and specifically relating to belly fat that is. Certain foods target visceral fat- the fat that tends to situate itself in the stomach area around the internal organs, which is actually the most dangerous fat.

The two types of healthy carbs that you should start eating NOW to burn belly fat: