You can’t firm fat!
a scale with a hand weight and a tape measure

What is the main difference between weight loss and toning? What are the most effective exercises for toning vs. weight loss? It’s all in the difference between aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise.

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If your goal is to trim down and lose mass in any part of your body, lifting heavy weights won’t give you the body you want. Lifting light weights however, will.


Body type has nothing to do with how much fat or muscle your body possesses. It has nothing to do with whether you’re fat, thin, tall short or overweight, athletic, or nonathletic. It simply means that if you added weight or muscle, where on your body would that be most obvious?


Everyone, despite their age or current level of fitness can possess a fit and toned body if you’re willing to put the time and effort in and give 100%.
Written by Edward Jackowski
In 1985, Edward Jackowski founded Exude Fitness and changed the way we look at exercise. To date, Edward is the author of seven books on general fitness, motivation, weight loss and golf and has helped create, direct and produce 10 fitness videos/DVD’s and motivational CD’s.

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