Here’s the hard truth: despite what other people might say, you can’t directly target hip fat.
But the good news is that you can still lose fat around your hips and tone up that area.
Once you start losing weight, you can focus on exercises that tone the muscles in and around your hips and core.
Here are 10 great exercises that will help you lose weight in your hips and thighs.
Squats are a versatile exercise that work a lot of lower body muscles. You can do squats using only your body weight.
Once you’re good at this exercise, you can make it harder by squatting with a dumbbell in each hand or a kettlebell in both hands.
To do a squat correctly:
Stand with your feet a little farther apart than the width of your shoulders.
For balance when doing bodyweight squats, you can hold your arms out in front of you.
Engage your core, keep your back straight and your spine tall, and lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
Stop with your knees over your toes, but not past them.
Exhale and get back on your feet.
Do between 10 and 15 times.