Article Library

Labor Day Belly Blues

Our bellies can cause us a great deal of grief. So much emphasis is placed on having a trimmed mid-section that if you have an extra little pouch of fat there, you feel very self-conscious about it. Using one of the abdominal exercise machines that are available may work but it’s really dependent on one factor.

That factor is whether or not you are willing to make a life change. Losing weight isn’t about doing an occasional abdominal exercise on an abdominal machine. It’s about changing your diet, your physical activity level on a regular basis and making some important lifestyle changes. If you use an abdominal machine but continue to drink sugar laden soda,drink beer and eat potato chips, your belly isn’t going anywhere.

There are many choices when it comes to increasing your fitness level. If you’ve never really exercised much in the past, you probably don’t want to jump into using one of the abdominal exercise machines at your local gym. The reason is that your body isn’t going to react well and you can seriously hurt yourself. Walking is a great way to warm up before attempting any abdominal exercise.

Some people who are overweight are embarrassed to go to the gym to work-out. They feel self-conscious about putting on work-out gear and sweating in front of strangers. That's one of the reasons why clients hire qualified trainers to deliver training to them at there homes or in private.

When I was looking for some exercise equipment recently I decided to visit the gym to get a look at what was out there and more importantly to give it a try to see if it was something I’d enjoy. They had treadmills, elliptical machines and several different abdominal exercise machines. I experimented with several and soon realized that if nothing else they were really effective. I could feel my abs burning after just a few minutes on the machine.

I checked out prices on the Internet and then finally decided on using my exercise ball more consistently. I’ve been using it for a few months and can see some results. I even feel better when I look in the mirror. Although some people might tell you that abdominal exercise with balls are doing the same job as sit-ups, I’d say my newly trimmed and toned tummy is proof that’s not true.