How do I Choose the Best Toning Belt?

Erin J. Hill

You should choose the best toning belt by determining what you individual goals are and tailoring your purchase to meet them. Some belts are designed to make workouts more effective, while others may help improve your posture and strengthen muscles so you can work out harder and longer with less strain. You should also beware of items which claim they can tone and flatten your stomach or muscles with little or no effort from you.

While belts may help tone muscles, they do not burn body fat in the midsection on their own.
While belts may help tone muscles, they do not burn body fat in the midsection on their own.

When choosing a toning belt, make sure you choose an item that is designed to improve upon your normal workout. For instance, there are belts that heat up when turned on, causing you to sweat more while exercising. This may help you burn more calories overall and help tone your stomach. You can either wear them while engaging in an exercise program or while going about your day to day activities to burn more calories even when you’re not exercising.

Wearing compression underwear can give the stomach a more toned appearance.
Wearing compression underwear can give the stomach a more toned appearance.

You may also find a toning belt which is designed to wrap around your midsection and force you to stand up straighter and taller when your ab muscles are pulled in. This will keep your stomach pulled taut, thus strengthening those muscles over time. By doing so, your core will become stronger and better able to handle a strenuous workout program. Even those who do not exercise regularly can benefit from this type of toning belt, because as ab muscles slowly tighten and become stronger, the abs may become more defined and flatter over time.

Eating a healthy diet is the best way to complement use of a toning belt.
Eating a healthy diet is the best way to complement use of a toning belt.

Do not purchase a toning belt which claims it can do an entire workout for you. These generally work by contracting against your abdomen or sending electric impulses into the muscles in order to simulate an ab workout. There is no evidence that these belts are effective for toning the muscles or for weight loss. Additionally, any item that sends electrical charges into your muscles may be risky from a health standpoint, although studies have not shown these items to be dangerous.

Regular exercise helps a person get the most out of a toning belt.
Regular exercise helps a person get the most out of a toning belt.

The best way to make the most of any toning belt is to exercise regularly and to eat a healthy diet. While belts may help you to tone muscles, they do not burn body fat targeted to the midsection. Only cardiovascular exercise and consuming fewer calories each day will lead to weight loss.

Abs slowly tighten and become more defined with use of a toning belt.
Abs slowly tighten and become more defined with use of a toning belt.

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