5 Exercises To Get Rid Of Your Love Handles
“The key is to quickly do the five full body exercises that will increase your heart rate, train your cardiovascular system and at the same time help you burn fat while increasing lean muscle tissue”
Some studies suggest that Indians are born with higher cholesterol while other studies suggest, our genes predict a 20-60 percent chance of contracting heart disease. What remains true is that what you eat and how much activity you have in your lite accounts for 40 – 80 percent of your heart condition as you grow older.
In 2015, I witnessed the lite saving effects that strength training played when my mother underwent a quadruple bypass surgery. She had been active since her 30s with cardio and strength training, but at 70, she tailed a stress test and was taken immediately into surgery. Having lost most of her siblings to heart disease in their 50s, doctors credited her high fitness levels for her quick recovery and ability to cheat death. Did she love handles? Yes, small ones and those along with a predisposition to heart disease was enough to do damage.
What saved her life and got rid of those love handles at the same time, was lifting weights and doing daily cardio. Here are the exercises recommended you include daily to keep your heart healthy and keep those love handles in check.
The Exercises (One Minute Each)
The key is to quickly do these five full body exercises that will increase you heart rate, train your cardiovascular system and at the same time help you burn fat while increasing lean muscle tissue.
Begin standing then squat down on your hands beside your feet, jump with your feet out to plank position, then return feet to squat and stand back up (add a hop if you feel like it) perform as many as you can in a minute.
It you cant do these the traditional way, then consider doing them leaning into a wall.
Sit or stand, holding a pair of three- five kilo dumbells in each hand. Begin holding your arms bent at 90 degrees. press them overhead. Perform as many reps as you can in a minute.
Using a chair as a marker, extend arms in front, then sit down with your back barely touching the seat, then return to stand. Perform as many as you can.
Begin in a plank on hands and toes alternately jumping your right foot towards your right hand, then do the left side, keep hips low and do as many as you can.
“Try to add this FIVE minutes routine into your week at least three-four times and don’t forget that eating heart healthy food is half the battle won, when it comes to losing your love handles!”