Most of us are blessed with thunder thighs, and they’re quite uncooperative while we walk, aren’t they? Women usually have more fat hanging around their thighs and hips than their bellies, and losing thigh and hip fat can be quite difficult.
Understanding your thighs and hip:
When you work out, you have no control over where you’ll drop fat first. It could be your thighs, arms, or belly.
‘Subcutaneous fat’ is around your thighs and hips, and it isn’t harmful, as it lies under the skin. But yes, it doesn’t want to move out of its place. Subcutaneous fat is the opposite of belly fat (visceral fat), since it doesn’t shrink with a healthy diet and exercise.
Now that you have a better understanding about the fat you’re dealing with, here are 6 easy ways to get slim hips and thighs:
1. Be a water baby
You can burn calories by drinking water. Before each meal, have a glass of water. You can reduce your appetite, and you’ll ultimately end up eating less. Similarly, replace your other beverages with water. You’ll speedily lose weight by cutting down on alcohol, soda, and other sugary drinks. So, drink at least 2 liters of water daily.
2. Do squats
Squatting has to be a part of your daily routine, as it makes every muscle from your waist down stretch. When you do squats, your thighs and hips get toned, your hamstrings are strengthened, and you get slimmer legs. You can also do squats while doing household chores.
If you’re making a squatting debut, begin with 15-20 times for 2-3 sets. And once you get the hang of it, you can also squat with a set of weights or dumbbells.
By losing weight and improving muscle tone, yoga makes your body flexible. There are also few specific yoga asanas that help reduce the fat from your thighs and hips. By improving your blood circulation, they strengthen your hamstrings.
High-intensity interval training is becoming quite popular these days. Followed by intervals of quick rests, it involves short, intense bursts of physical activity. This kind of workout is also effective at reducing abdominal fat.
Firm your legs, thighs, and hips by picking out explosive jump movements as part of your HIIT regime. Beginners have the chances of getting injured, so before going on a full-blown HIIT workout, start a low-intensity aerobic workout.
5. Twist up your lifestyle
Do a few easy exercises during the day. Opt for stairs over the elevator, and let your muscles stretch. Thus your heartrate will increase, and you’ll burn more calories, as compared to walking on a flat surface.
6. Eat right
You can keep your body stay in proper form by eating right and exercising regularly. Hit the gym daily, and avoid junk food. Replace high-sugar foods and refined carbs with leafy greens, protein, and fruits.