Work your way towards slim hips and thighs

Fat accumulation around hips and thighs is very common among Indian women. Losing hip and thigh fat is even more difficult than losing belly fat. This fat differs from the fat found on the rest of our body. Hip and thigh fat is subcutaneous fat, lying right under the skin. It is not harmful, but it is very difficult to lose.

Here are a few tips to help you lose the fat around your hips and thighs.

  • Drink plenty of water

We have said this many times, and we are saying it again – drink plenty of water. Drinking lots of water helps burning calories. Research shows that overweight women can lose an extra two kilos a year just by drinking an extra one litre of water a day.  Have a glass of water before each meal. This helps to reduce your appetite and you end up eating lesser. Replace sodas, sugary drinks, and alcohol with water. Try to drink at least 2 litres of water every day.

  • Go for squats to slim your thighs

Squatting is extremely useful for toning the body. It requires you to use every muscle from the waist down. Squats help to tone your hips and thighs, strengthen hamstrings and make your legs slimmer. Start with 15-20 times and do two to three sets. Once you get used to it, you can squat holding dumbbells.

  • Go for yoga to sculpt your lower body

Yoga makes the body flexible, improving muscle tone, and helps with weight reduction. There are specific asanas that works wonders for your lower body. These asanas help to reduce the fat on your thighs and hips. Your hamstrings will become stronger and your blood circulation will improve. Check with a yoga guide to find out which asanas are good for the lower body.

  • Go for HIIT for faster calorie and fat loss

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short, intense bursts of physical activity, followed by intervals of rest, or slow activity. HIIT workouts are good for fat reduction, cardiovascular fitness, cholesterol profiles, and blood pressure. A 10-minute intense workout and a 50-minute moderate workout can give you similar results. That’s the magic of HIIT.

  • Change your lifestyle

If you make simple changes in your lifestyle, you can get good results over an extended period of time. Take stairs whenever you can, and avoid the lift. Walk on an incline whenever the opportunity presents itself. Walk briskly whenever you are walking, and avoid strolling. Put more energy into everyday tasks. This gets your heart-rate to increase and you burn more calories.


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