Butts….Buns….Fannies….call ‘em whatever you want. Our backsides are more exposed now that spring is here. Shorts and swimsuits hide very little. Those long winter days of consuming warm cookies, hot chocolate, or other cold-weather treats are now in full view of everyone at the pool, lake, or beach. For this reason, I am going to spend the next few emails with suggested exercises to help tone those “now-exposed” body parts. We all know that specific exercises will not necessarily reduce the fat you have accumulated on a specific area. Only by reining in the calories and creating a calorie deficit day in and day out will the fat disappear. Vigorous aerobic exercise burns calories and can reduce overall body fat. However, exercises targeting a specific muscle group will tone those muscles and create a tighter look. Combining the right nutrition with the right exercises will yield results. For this reason, spring and summer are great times to enjoy the refreshing Body Wise Élancé shakes for a nutritious and low-calorie meal. Exercising for great glutes can include both aerobic and strength work:
Debbie Powers, an Executive Director with Body Wise International, is Assistant Professor Emerita of Wellness at Ball State University. She has co-authored A Wellness Way of Life, 10th ed., McGraw-Hill; A Fit and Well Way of Life, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill; and A Fit Way of Life, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill.