One of my friends forwarded this article to me. She said she has been doing this for some time now. Most people have excess fat on the abdomen. Indians are more prone to this. Research shows that total body weight can be reduced by anybody and by everybody. However locations of fat in your body are genetic and you may tend to see some disproportion in the distribution of fat in your body even if you are ideal weight for height. <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=165 align=right><TD align=right> One of the biggest questions in the world, one of the biggest searches and research topics is to find an answer or method to remove fat from one particular spot in the body. In the world about 10% of people are gifted with perfectly proportioned bodies. The remaining 90% tend to have a slight or large excess of fat deposited in any one area of the body. Please understand that there is no natural means of spot reduction of fat in any part of the body. Doing exercise for a specific spot, abdomen or thighs, or massaging only that spot or applying pressure or any gadget there, cannot make the fat disappear from only that spot. When you lose fat remember that you lose fat uniformly from head to toe. However here is some good news, wherever there is more fat deposited you will lose more from that spot. Fat is mobilized or made to breakdown only with weight reduction. All the latest exercises like crunches, abdominal, etc., are meant to tighten the muscles in that area. As the muscles tighten and become firm you may make a difference in measurement by one inch but not more. Only when the kilograms of fat lying under the skin in that spot are removed will you see any greater difference. One of the most common areas for large depositions of fat is in the abdomen. When you lose weight you will certainly see the inches on the waistline going down. The danger is that the wall of the abdomen should not sag and look ugly. We recommend a simple exercise, which we find the most effective and that is Tighten Tummy. Every now and then straighten your shoulders and back and pull in or tighten the muscles of your tummy. Please do not hold your breath but only contract the muscles and hold it like that for 30 seconds. You will look a centimeter taller and your tummy will appear a kilogram lesser in weight. This exercise must be done several times in a day whenever you can remember. At least 20 to 30 times a day is beneficial. It can be done when sitting in your office chair, standing in the kitchen, when walking or talking, any time, anywhere. The smart thing to do is to set a queue in your mind. E.g. do a contraction for 30seconds every 30minutes. i.e. when ever you see your clock or watch at half past or o ’ clock it is time to do one contraction. If you are attempting any kind of weight loss make sure you start this exercise along with it. If you lose 3 kgs at least one kg may be removed from the abdomen area. We do not want the wall of the tummy to sag down but as the fat is being removed the wall must be regularly tightened so that a firm flat appearance will be achieved. Your abs and crunches, toe touching, sit ups, etc., are also useful but they are done only for 5-10 minutes in the morning or evening and the remaining 15 hours the muscle is relaxed. This exercise can be done throughout the day, through every hour and therefore far more effective. Wearing a belt will not do this contraction for you the belt is tight but the muscle is not. The muscle has to be contracted and tightened by you.