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I know how cliché!

But seriously I just read these two tips and not only do they have substantial science behind them they acutally make sense. They are weird though. I for one am always on the prowl for tricks to beat the belly fat as doing 1000 crunches does not interest me. Not that I am lazy but I do have some issues with my back and that type of movement exacerbates it.

So here they are:

  1. Stand up straight and tall:  Improved posture will help you speed up your metabolism through increased muscle tone achieved by static muscle contraction. It helps you to have more effective workouts thus burn more calories. It will help improve your organ function especially your digestive system. So here is an excerpt from Lose Weight Fast Academy ( an oxymoron as I do not promote fast weight loss) In Happy Weight Loss this technique is call SIISUI which stands for SUCK IT IN SUCK IT UP.  This excerpt explains a simple way improving your posture will help you slim down your waistline. First find a mirror and stand sideways on. Now squeeze your pelvic floor and pull your stomach in towards your spine using your TVA (transverse abdominis). You will see that you instantly look slimmer. Although you can’t walk around all day long pulling your stomach in, you can strengthen your TVA which will pull in your stomach automatically. There are many ways to strengthen your TVA in order to slim down your stomach, but the easiest way is to do this standing against a wall. Make sure your heels, bum, shoulders and head are all against the wall. Begin by engaging your pelvic floor and then by using your TVA pull your stomach in and try push your lower back into the wall. You want to push your lower back against the wall using your TVA rather than by using your back muscles. Hold this for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. Do this everyday for a month and you can lose 1-3 inch from your waist.  I’m in how about you? The second one is actually the weirdest I have ever heard of… but I think I am going to try it as it certainly can’t hurt you…

  2. Take Hot and Cold showers. Losing weight with hot and cold showers is possible according to a 2008 study. The study found that brown fat tissue can increase fat burning in response to cold temperatures. Although humans having brown fat has been confirmed, the science of enacting it is still theoretical. Scientists do not know how much weight you can lose with this technique, but it may accelerate your metabolism more than diet and exercise alone.I have tried hot and cold showers myself in conjunction with diet and exercise with success, but I will hold my hands up and say I haven’t tried this method alone so I can’t say for certain whether it works. But science says it does work and as it only takes 2-3 minutes at the end of each shower then it’s certainly worth giving it a go. The very least that will happen is that it will help speed up your circulation through alternating periods of hot and cold and it will leave you feeling invigorated and revitilised.

    At the end of each shower alternate between periods of 20 seconds cold water and then 20 seconds hot water for 2-3 minutes. You can do it for longer if you wish.

    There you have it. I am excited to try them both even though I already do the first one all the time I haven’t actually timed it number two sounds utterly invigorating and easy especially since my shower faucet is already broken and the only kind of showers you can take in my home are hot or cold this will be a breeze.


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A registered nurse with a passion to dispel weight loss myths and revolutionize the fitness culture with one simple truth. There is only one way to lose weight that all fitness and weight loss plans are based on and that is to EAT LESS and EXERCISE MORE. I have developed a unique technique that incorporates short bursts of moderate intensity exercise into your day throughout the day without the drama and chaos of making multiple wardrobe changes.