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20 Jul 2005

Female-apple figure
Hi
the problem im battling with is that when i gain weight its always around my waistline (like men) i know when a person gain weight in such a fashion than you could be prone for heart attacks etc what can of excercise can i do to get rid of the weight around my belly the rest of my body is ok
Hope you can help
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01 Jan 0001

Hello Mayo!

You cannot "spot reduce" the fat off of your belly with any specific abdominal exercise. To effectively lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in!!! The key way to do this is to by dieting, dieting plus exercise or exercise alone. Cardiovascular exercises like walking, jogging, aerobics, cycling, hiking and swimming are great calorie burners. The "fat" that you burn will come off of all fat deposits, incuding your middle, so be patient: with time and diligence, you will slim down your middle and become healthier and more energetic. Avoid "quick" weight loss programmes and aim to lose about 1 kg per week; anything more than that is probably water loss rather than pure fat loss.

Good Luck!
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