Re: weight loss
Those are good ideas Carole, but I'd say crunches would work a lot better. Sit-ups are standard but are constantly debated because they work out your hips more than your abs. You may want to try oblique crunches aswell and run a few laps a day/week.
I've read that there is no such a thing as "spot reducing" (losing fat in one area of the body). You have to lower your total body fat in order to get your muscles to show! :-] Cardio is great for this. Cardio would be anything that elevates your heart rate for a period of 30 minutes a day to an hour - basketball, football, track or swimming is good for this.
And she is absolutely right, your belly just isn't toned even tho you fit in the healthy catagory.
Last edited by MoveAlong; June 24th, 2007 at 04:04 PM.