Five ways to lose those saddlebags

Roshini Gilbert

August 4, 2023

exercises to reduce the saddlebags around your thighs and hips
Lose that extra saddlebag

Are you ready to start work on reducing those thunder thighs? Let’s start with your saddlebags, which is the fat located around the hips and thighs.

Here are five steps to losing those saddlebags:

Aerobics Do aerobic exercises five to six days a week, about 45 to one hour sessions. Jumping rope, running, swimming, tennis and walking work best.

Lower body strength training Focus on toning the lower body, specifically the thigh area where saddlebags accumulate, by doing squats and lunges. Three sets of 10 to 12 reps of these exercises two to three times a week will also help build muscle, which can boost your metabolism and increase your body’s ability to shed fat.

Cut the calories Stick to leafy vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower and kale. Include protein rich foods like chicken, fish and eggs. To boost caloric burn, add circuit training into your workout routine.

Increase water intake This boosts your metabolism and reduces water retention, which happens when your body does not get enough water and makes your saddlebags appear heavier.

Regularise your sleep It will regulate hormone levels, and stop the body from storing fat.

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About the Author

After a diligent workout plan helped her lose 30kg of post-pregnancy weight, chartered accountant Roshini Gilbert was inspired enough to go from tallying numbers to training others. Currently serving as VP, Fitness & Services, at HealthifyMe, Roshini has been certified by the American Council on Exercises (ACE) for functional fitness and specialises in postnatal weight loss, exercises for lower back pain, arthritis and osteoporosis. As part of her Rehab Trainer certification in Australia, Roshini has trained with reputed sports physiotherapist, Ulrik Larsen in corrective exercises and injury management. In HealthifyMe, she has found a collaborator with a common cause – making people fit to live life to the fullest.

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