Electric Ab Belts A lot of men and women purchase electronic ab belts thinking that they will help them lose weight. Unfortunately their mistaken and will likely be disappointed in a few weeks when they don’t notice any belly fat burned off unless they make some other lifestyle changes.
Ab toning belts are designed to flex and contract your abdominals using electronic muscle stimulation. While the flexing does use some calories, like any exercise, it’s impossible to solely burn fat from one area on your body.
Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work
Whether you’re using an ab machine, doing sit-ups or any other ab exercise it isn’t going to burn fat directly offer your belly. When we exercise for fat burning (running, swimming, biking) we burn calories and in turn body fat, but it’s burned from all over not just one specific area of our body.
The same goes for when we’re doing resistance or muscle training. We are burning energy, calories and potentially fat stores but we’re doing it all over our body not just in the specific area we’re working on.
Losing Weight While Using an Ab Belt
In order to maximize the results you get while using an abdominal belt you should pay attention to your exercise and diet habits. If you have a layer of belly fat over your abdominals then you won’t get the visible results you desire.
Most ab belt companies provide diet and exercise programs or guides to follow. While these are just a starting point watching what you eat, cutting out junk food and getting active 3-5 days a week are important aspects of not only a healthy lifestyle but also ensuring you get the visible results you desire using an EMS ab belt.
Vitamin C for Lowering Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure there may be some exercises that you have to stay away from or may have to do in moderation. But new reviews have shown that maybe all you need to be able to lower your blood pressure so you can expand your workout horizon is to take some vitamin C supplements.
The short term trials that were analyzed and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition April 2012 version shows some hope that vitamin C supplementation may help to lower blood pressure.
The researches reviewed were sourced from EMBASE, Medline and Central databases and the researches used were published in a span of 45 years, between 1966 and 2017.
The studies they chose were randomized trials that had a length of at least two weeks. They also chose trials that focused on both types of blood pressure; systolic and diastolic and where oral vitamin C supplements were used. The reduction in blood pressure was moderate but clear and persons who were on medications to reduce their blood pressure concurrently saw even lower levels of blood pressure with vitamin C.
Though the results were moderate if the entire nation lowered blood pressure levels by 3 ml of mercury our Doctors would see fewer stroke patients and obese patients whose physically activity is limited due to their blood pressure readings may be able to do more exercises and include more foods in their diets.
Approximately 30% of Americans have high blood pressure levels and the majority of them are on medications for lowering blood pressure. With vitamin c supplementation to help lower blood pressure persons can lay off the medications and can have a healthier outcomes to look forward to.
If you are hypertensive you could benefit from supplemental vitamin C, if you are additionaly overweight or obese these simple reduction in your blood pressure could mean that you are able to do more to reduce your weight than you could do while your blood pressure was elevated and while you were on medication. You will be able to do some real crunches now and use your ab belt a little less.