Thursday, July 5, 2007

How can I lose weight mainly on my butt and thighs?

I'm pear shaped, and my measurements are 34-25-37 and i want to lose about 2" off my butt. I really dont want to gain muscle on my thighs though because I already have big outer thigh muscles. So is there any way to lose fat off my bum, diet and exercise included?

Answer on How can I lose weight mainly on my butt and thighs?

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 30-45 minutes of moderate aerobic performed 3-5 times per week in their Guidelines for Healthy Aerobic Activity, but if all you can do is walk around the block twice before you go to bed, that's a good start. Anything is better than nothing, and it's harder to be eating while you're moving around, so it may result in you eating slightly less as well as burning more calories.
The best thing about aerobic exercise is that the benefits are cumulative - you essentially gain the same health benefits from taking three ten-minute walks throughout the day as you do from taking one 30 minute walk. With this in mind, it can be much easier to break your activity goal into manageable pieces that will fit into your day.