Tone your body with our strength training exercises
Shutterstock When it comes to setting fitness priorities, toning exercises should be high on your list—and for good reason: Strong, shapely muscles give you a slimmer look by improving your posture and tightening your torso. Recent studies show that whole body strength training exercises help stave off stubborn belly fat, control diabetes, and reverse muscle aging. (Here are some secrets your weight-loss trainer won’t tell you.)
Get started with this 20-minute toning regimen. It targets muscles in your arms, chest, abs, back, butt, and legs. If you do these exercises twice a week or more, taking at least one day off between workouts, you’ll begin to see results in as little as four weeks.
Want to be more flexible? Try this one-week stretching program.