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How to Get a Model Backside, Perfect Waist to Hip Ratio

How to get a shapely butt? That’s a question many women ask. But its valid for men too. Besides vanity, its great for your health. So, besides telling you how to get a shapely butt, we’ll tell you why you should. We’re not talking size zero now…

A great backside is about having shapely gluteal muscles, and having a good waist to hip ratio. The good news is that its not all genetic. The right waist to hip ratio not only make you look great in a pair of jeans (we all love those) but also helps you reduce your chances of many diseases. Studies have shown that a waist to hip ratio (WHR) is a strong determinant of your heart health. The better your WHR, the lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Besides lowering your risk of cardiac disease an ideal WHR is also considered an indicator of fertility, in both men and women.

Photo- Ideal hip to waist ratio- Get a model butt (menblog@flickr)

What a good waist to hip (WHR) ratio?
To calculate your waist to hip ratio, measure your waist and your hips, and divide the waist measurement by the hips. The ideal WHR for women is 0.7 and that for men is 0.85-0.9.

Don’t measure up? Don’t worry! To get a great butt like a model, you need to do 2 things- manage your diet and do the right exercises. Both should help to give butt a nice athletic shape.

As Indians, we are prone to belly fat, so to improve your WHR lets reduce your tummy first. Don’t waste your time on crunches. Go for a run- it’ll help you burn calories, reduce belly fat and build some leg muscles, which includes the glutes- the butt muscle :). Just reducing your waist, will help you improve your health and WHR.

If you’re skinny, then you need to build those glutes. Start with doing squats and lunges. Below, we’ve got a video of how to do a squat. If this is too easy for you, then do a weighted squat. Hold dumbbells on your side and perform the same movement. A lunge is basically like a giant step. Take a large step forward with the left leg and step into it till your left thigh is parallel to the floor and your right knee is right above the ground. Return to the standing position and repeat with the other leg. Similar to the squat, if its too easy, hold dumbbells in your hands, while performing the lunge.

Both these muscle work the leg muscles, along with the gluteal muscles (butt muscles). Perform 3-4 sets of each exercise, with 10-15 repetitions in each set. Do this 2-3 times a week, and you should be on your way to a great butt!

Along with these exercises and running, stair climbing build great leg muscles and burns fat! So, build that shapely bum and look good in pretty much anything you wear, or nothing ;)

Last but not the least, the right posture adds a lot to a make your body shapely. Slouching puts pressure on your lower back. Do these lower back exercises to improve posture.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Is walking good for weight loss?

Walking is boring. It takes so long, and we believe that unless you don’t have a physical limitation holding you back from running, you should not be walking. Start running.

There are so many reasons to start running now- we’ve listed a few for you:

Burn calories while you rest: Running raises your metabolic rate, so you burn calories even while you rest. So you burn calories while watching TV, while sleeping, even while taking a shower!

Walking good for weight loss?

Build great leg muscles: Running can build muscle in your legs- gives you great calves, quads and butt muscles- your way to look good in shorts : ) Also, it increases in your body’s muscle. Muscle burns calories just to maintain itself, so your burn even more calories.

Running can improve posture: When you run correctly, it helps to work the muscles in your lower back and core. As a result, it can improve your general posture, while burning fat. Since many of us have belly fat and fat around the lower back and hips, running can help you lose that also.

Running suppresses appetite- Researchers found that running for over 60 minutes lowers levels of the hormone, Ghrelin (appetite increasing hormone), and increases levels of the hormone Peptide YY (appetite suppressing hormone). So, you probably won’t be scarfing down a huge meal after a good run!

Look hot: With all the fat you lose, the muscle you build, you only get hotter!

Save time: When you run, you do the same amount of work in lesser time. So, you burn calories faster, and you save time to do anything else that you want.

Need a place to run in Delhi? Here’s a list- Siri Fort Sports Complex, Jahanpanah City Forest, Lodhi Garden, Hauz Khas Deer Park. These are all in South Delhi and Central Delhi.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo