Whether you want to enjoy the summer on a beach and wear a bikini with confidence or try the skinny jeans you bought, a toned tummy can make your clothes fit better and boost your self-confidence.
Read on for 3 sure ways to get a toned tummy.
Strengthen the Core
To improve the appearance of your tummy, it is important to have a strong core and toned muscles. Add these exercises to your workout for strengthening your core and toning the tummy muscles.
- Planks — Begin with simple planks and as you build more strength, start doing side planks or try lifting a leg up or raising an arm.
- V-Ups — Lay flat on your back. Raise your torso and your legs together, trying to reach your toes with your hands. Keep your arms and legs straight.
- Reverse Crunches — Lay on your back with arms by your side. Raise your legs toward the ceiling without moving your torso or arms. Lift your lower back up off the floor while contracting your abs.
Eating the right food can help you keep your tummy toned. For a flat abdomen, drink plenty of water and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Avoid sugar and salt laden foods.
Check Out Abdominoplasty
Sometimes, exercise and diet alone may not be enough. Some people have stubborn fat bulges in certain areas of their body that are difficult to improve. This is common with those who have lost a great deal of weight or recently given birth. A plastic surgery procedure known as a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can help you get the body you want. To learn more about this procedure, consult an experienced plastic surgeon.