Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a Personal Training Specialist, a Posture Expert and a Postural Neurologist certified through the American Posture Institute.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to learn how to get a nice, flat stomach safely without hurting your lower back.
Remember that a strong stomach (core) is so very important to stabilize your lower back and pelvis (Posture Quadrant #3) which is the foundation of your entire posture system.
The very first thing you need to do is stop eating junk food.
Not everyone does, but if you do and you want to flatten your stomach, this is an absolute must!
And it is very easy to do. No processed foods, no refined sugars and nothing with high-fructose corn syrup.
This will allow your body to maintain stable blood sugar levels and not put un-do stress on your pancreas.
Remember that excess sugar is stored in fat cells that typically accumulate around your waist and cover up your stomach muscles.
Lean meats, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and the occasional piece of fruit will not do this.
Next, stop doing long, slow cardio workouts.
If you are trying to lose weight and firm up your stomach, these are an absolute waste of your time.
Do your HIIT instead (high intensity interval training).
We went over how to do this in a previous post but just to recap, HIIT uses intense bursts of activity scheduled throughout your cardio workout.
This is a sure fire way to rev up your metabolic rate and shrink your stored fat.
We will pick it up from here next time, but as always if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations in our office are always free of charge and they also include a free detailed postural analysis.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember too that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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