Although some people find losing weight easy, the vast majority of us will have to work hard to achieve our goals.
Women in particular find that they have certain problem areas where fat is very hard to shift. Usually the hips and the thighs are the hardest parts of the body to lose the excess stored fat.
Maybe the following tips could finally help you to shift those stubborn fat deposits:
Tip #1 – Run up hills
If you live nearby to a hill then make the most of it. As running up it will be a great workout.
Before you attempt the hill you will need to warm up. Maybe you could jog to the hill.
The next step is to try to run up the hill as fast as possible. Although you should be careful not to push yourself too hard and risk injury.
Tip #2 – Ball squeeze
If you have a Swiss ball lying around collecting dust then it is time to make use of it.
Stand over the ball with your knees slightly bent and then try to squeeze the ball between your legs as hard as possible for 30-45 seconds.
This exercise is great for those inner thighs or abductors.
Tip #3 – Your local pool
The water will give you a little extra resistance while working out. Just walking back and forth across the shallow end will give your hips and thighs a good workout.
Tip #4 – Get some floor slides
If you have a slippery floor in your home then you can make your own floor slides by simply putting a towel down before placing your foot on top.
Once you have done this you should slide your foot out as far as you can before returning to the start position.
Complete 10-12 repetitions on each side, 4-6 sets should suffice for a challenging workout.
Tip #5 – Lunges
If you want to work your thighs, hips and calves then lunges are one of the best exercises you can do.
To perform a lunge simply stand with your legs shoulder width apart. Next you should take a big step forward simultaneously lowering your body by bending your knees.
The aim is to keep your front knee at a 90-degree angle, your back knee should be around 2 inches from the floor.
Return to the start position before performing a lunge with the other leg.
You can either use walking lunges where you are taking 10-12 steps across a room, or if you are stuck for space then standing lunges will suffice.
6 sets will give your legs a great workout.
Tip #6 – A good diet
If you want to burn the fat from your hips and thighs then you can do all the exercise in the world but if your diet is not healthy then you are never going to see the best results.
By replacing the junk food with healthy options such as fruits, vegetables and lean proteins will help lose that fat and build lean muscle.
Drinking plenty of water will also help speed up the results as it can remove toxins from your body and also reduce those annoying food cravings.
Tip #7 – Use all the tips together
If you want to see the best results you cannot use 1 or 2 of these tips and hope for the best. You should try to combine as many as you, preferably all of them and you will soon start seeing the results you deserve.