I want to lose the fat around my midsection; can we target it with abdominal exercises?
It is not possible to spot reduce the fat deposits on our body with exercise. Our bodies have a set number of fat cells that only changes during three stages of our life- development, puberty, and pregnancy. If we are not experiencing one of those events, we have control over changing the size of the cells, not the number, through diet and exercise. To lose a pound of fat, one must expend 3,500 more calories than they take in which is equivalent to running 3.5 miles! This is why nutrition is just as important as exercise in the journey to weight loss success.
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