For men, hip fat might not show up when you're lounging around the house in your athletic shorts on the weekend, but it can quickly become an issue when it's time to squeeze into your dress pants for work. You can't find an exercise that exclusively helps you bid farewell to this excess fat, but it's still possible to slim up your hips through a regimen of exercise and diet.
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Say Goodbye to Hip Fat
Spot reduction, a concept that would you have believe you can target specific parts of your body for fat loss, is a myth. Losing body fat is the result of sustaining a caloric deficit. You achieve this deficit when your body consumes fewer calories than it uses for energy. It's easiest to reach this phase by making positive changes to your workout regimen and diet; typically, a reduction in your intake of calories and an increase in your aerobic and strength-training workouts are ideal. Use aerobic exercises such as jogging and cycling to burn calories and boost your metabolism through strength-training activities such as crunches, pushups and lifting weights.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
- American Council on Exercise: So, You Want to Spot Reduce? Here’s How
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- American Council on Exercise: Weight Loss: Diet vs. Exercise
- Cleveland Clinic: Aerobic Exercise
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Balancing Calories
- McKinley Health Center: Breaking Down Your Metabolism
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?