Women's Fitness

LOSE THE JELLY BELLY

Not happy with the shape of your tummy? You’re not alone. Around 60 per cent of women in England are overweight, according to recent NHS statistics. If you’ve been finding it hard to shift the excess fat around your middle, especially as you age, there’s plenty you can do. The key is to take a holistic approach: not just incorporating more crunches into your workouts, but addressing your stress levels, adjusting when –not just what – you eat, and tailoring the intensity of your training, so you burn fat rather than carbohydrate stores. Abdominal fat isn’t just an aesthetic issue, it’s a health one too, linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer, and it can also interfere with your training goals, so there’s never been a better time to address the issue. Read on to hear what the experts have to say, then formulate a fat-blasting plan that works for you. Good luck!

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