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* aerobic exercising
3 times per week, practice an exercise that keeps your heart rate elevated for at least 30-45 minutes (ex: walking, running, cycling, swimming, aerobics, etc)
* weight training
Alternate days of aerobics with weight training. You will build muscles that will burn more calories, even when at rest!
Myth No: 2
You have to do tons of crunches.
Overuse of crunches will only shorten your abs, pull your head forward and gives you a bad posture. Do you really want to looks like Quasimodo, Hunchback of Notre-Dame?
Any standing exercise that will contract your abs will do but you should specifically target your lower back to strengthen muscles that support your spine.
The easiest exercise is sucking gut in, also known as "stomach vacuum" :
1. Exhale. Suck your gut in.
2. Maintain contraction for 10 to 20 seconds.
3. Repeat 10 to 15 times, as often as you like throughout day (for example while in shower, sitting at your desk, while driving or in bus).
Time now for YOU to take action!
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.
Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.