Ms. Ruth brigs up a good point "While it's true that we can't spot reduce, and your body will take the fat off whatever area it's going to (you might wish to reduce your belly but you notice your butt or face or arms lose the fat faster), overall your belly will get smaller, as you continue to lose weight."
And unfortunately, old adage is always true..the first place you gain weight, is always the last place you will lose it!
The best you can do is to tone that area (your core), and strengthen it.
I've had pilates instructors (and I'm sure others, too) explain it best:
Think of your core as a corset (or girdle for you younger folk, lol). The corset (core) holds you in. The tighter your core is...the the more the corset draws you in. A lot of times you hear instructors say, as you are doing a pose or whatever, to "zip it up"...basically to tighten up that corset...your core.
And yes, the more you do it (doing core strengtheners), the more you naturally hold that pose (zipped up) throughout the day.
Even sometimes when I'm not gonna do a whole "core routine" one day, I still think of ways to engage my core. Sometimes just sitting on the couch watching tv, I will extend my legs out so they hover above the coffee table (straight out), then raise and lower them maybe 5 inches, slowly up and down...which engages my lower abdomen (lower core).
There are other kinds you can look to do just by sitting in a chair or whatever, here are just some examples www.wikihow.com/Exercise-Your-Abs-While-Si
Crunches are designed to work your obliques, women typically don't need that...especially older women, or those who have had children.
And yeah, do check about a proper bra as well. Lol...slowly I've been having to shorten my straps as well ;)
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
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