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08 Mar 2004

Maag en boud oefeninge
Ek is korfbal gespeel vir 8 jaar en 1 maal die Comrades gehardloop, maar die afgelope jaar het ek nie veel gedoen nie, miskien squash gespeel 2 maal per week en dit is dit. Nou het ek gewig begin optel op die moeilikste plekke boude en maag. Watter oefeninge kan ek doen as ek by die huis is en watter by die gym? Help groot seblief. Ek het vandag begin met die Ketose dieët. Dankie.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Shirley

The reason you have picked up weight is simply because you have not been exercising as regularly as you once did. Therefore, the short solution is to regain the schedule of exercise - this is really the only way. I know that your problem is specifically with the stomach and abs, but the only way is regular cardio training, such as walking, jogging, running, swimming or cycling. In order to burn the fat, you need to do these types of cardiovascular exercises as least 4 - 5 times a week for at least 30 - 45 minutes. This will help to increase the amount of calories that you use and help to decrease your body fat.

Having said that, it is still important to do some strengthening and toning exercise and obviously to include exercises that make use of the muscle groups in your abdominal area. The exercises that you do will depend on whether you have access to a gym or you do body weight exercises at home. I would suggest you have a look at the 'Zone-in-on' section of the Health 24 website ( You can find this section under 'Fitness', and then just click on the image that shows the areas you want to work on, and you will be able to see the exercises relevant to you.

Lastly, keep in mind that this is a very common problem, and changes in certain areas can happen very slowly, because some people do just have a specific distribution of fat, and it can be hard to fight against this.

However, be patient and keep at it!

Good luck
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