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Exercise and Fitness: Questions & Answers

Gina Jackson - Fitness Trainer
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Gina Jackson, who is our resident exercise and fitness expert and who is available to answer all your questions about exercising and fitness. Gina has a private practice and is available for consultation.

Gina answers all your exercise and fitness questions below:

Q: What is the fastest, but most healthy way to lose the fat on a flabby stomach quickly in order to have a flat stomach? Is this even possible to achieve quickly?


A: Your answer in a nutshell is no.

It is not possible to tone the muscles underlying the stomach and get rid of the fat on the stomach quickly in a healthy way.

There are six abdominal muscles which provide a number of functions, from helping with posture (helping to create and maintain a healthy spine), help with breathing, provide movement and define the form (this is what gives the six-pack muscle tone). The abdominal muscles are often called "core" muscles as they provide the stability for the spine.

In order to lose weight from the stomach and tone up the muscles that support the mid-section, you need to approach it jointly in two ways:

As it is impossible to spot reduce (only reduce fat in one particular area in the body), you will notice that you tone up all the muscles in your body and reduce fat all over your body if you follow a stringent exercise and diet plan.

Some good exercises for the core and healthy eating ideas (just to start you off in the right direction) can be found here:

If you are serious about reducing the fat on your stomach and increasing muscle tone, you need to find a qualified personal trainer who can help you achieve your goals more quickly (and in a healthier way).


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