Most of us find it easier to lose weight than keep our tum, bum and thighs in shape. Any physical exercise can cause you to lose body weight and especially aerobic exercise. Very good examples of aerobic exercise are running, walking and cycling. It is essential to make aerobic exercises a part of your exercise regime.
Other aerobic exercises are spinning, stepping and skipping. The objective of such exercises is to strengthen the heart and build up stamina. Aerobic exercises also burn up calories fast i.e. burn up fat in order to either lose weight or maintain weight.
When dealing with the problems of tums, bums and thighs, it is necessary to include specific exercises for each area. The main objective of these exercises is to tone and build muscle so that your tum, bum and thighs are not flabby.
It would only be fair to mention most women find exercising the bum, tum and thighs harder than the usual aerobic exercises of walking, cycling or running. The more out of shape you are or the flabbier these areas are the harder you have to work to see a favorable result. However, if you perform the exercises properly then all it takes is a daily ten minute stint for each area.
Having a flat tummy is a joy but it does take a lot of effort. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Place your hands on the sides of your head. Keep your back round and sit up towards your knees. Bring each elbow towards the opposite knee until knee and elbow touch. Once each knee is touched with each elbow, roll back down onto your back. As you do each sit up you should feel your tummy muscles grow taught and then relax.
The best way to firm and shape your bum is to perform squats. Admittedly, squats are not easy, in fact, they are known to burn but they also benefit your hips and thighs. It is important to stand correctly i.e. feet hip width apart. If you want to make this exercise even more effective at your sides hold weights, shoulder level. Now push out your bum and bend your knees while your torso stays straight up and taught. Slowly stand up and repeat in sets of two of 16 reps.
If you want thighs that are firm and slim then once again its squats to the rescue. However, squats to improve the thighs are carried out with the help of a ball. This type of squat is particularly good for the hardest area of all, the inner thigh. An exercise ball is put between the curve and wall of the lower back. Feet are shoulder width apart. Knees are bent, shoulders level with hips square. This is held for three seconds before standing back up. Begin with 5 reps and work towards 12 with a 30 second rest between sets.
The secret of all these routines is to work up towards a stamina and strength level of ten minutes but before attempting any physical exercise you must warm up first.