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How to Get Rid of Knee Fat

How to Get Rid of Knee Fat

The following article provides some useful exercise and diet tips for getting rid of knee fat. Read on...
Aastha Dogra
Knee fat can be embarrassing for many, especially when you wear short dresses and swimsuits. For all those who are looking for some quick-fix solutions to get rid of it, let me tell you that there is none! In order to lose fats from your legs, you will have to make a routine of a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly. Yes! these are the only alternatives you have. Spot reduction i.e. losing fats from only one body part is not possible, but if you lose fats from all over your body, by controlling your diet and exercising everyday, you will be able to lose fats from your knees as well. Here are few tips for losing knee fat.
Walk
Walking is the best form of exercise to tone up your legs, including knees, thighs and calves. So, make a routine of brisk walking for about half an hour everyday. This will help you in maintaining the right amount of weight and losing fat from all over the body. In fact, any cardiovascular exercise, be it aerobics, dancing, swimming, running or jogging, should be undertaken for about thirty to forty minutes, as they help in burning fats and toning up the body.
Diet
To get rid of fats around the knee, start taking a balanced diet. Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drink lots of water as it aids in fat elimination from the entire body. Give up on fried, fatty, and high sugar foods. There are some foods that are known to promote health and help in weight loss, so eat them regularly. Here is a list of such foods:
  • Eggs
  • Whole Grains
  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Salads
  • Lean Meats
  • Cucumber
  • Low Fat Dairy Products
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Oatmeal
Knee Exercises
There are some exercises, which are specifically designed to tone up the knees. Here are two very effective exercise for losing fats from the knee:
# 1: Squats are one of the best exercise to lose fat around the knees. To perform them correctly, stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Stretch out your arms in the front for better balance. Next, lower your hips towards the ground, by bending your knees, till your thighs are parallel to the ground. When your thighs are parallel to the ground, see to it that your knees do not extend beyond your feet. Remain in this position for a second and then come back again. Start with ten repetitions of this exercise and then move on to do three sets of ten repetitions each, once your flexibility and comfort level improves.
# 2: Lie down on the floor, on your back, with your legs straight and hands on the side. Raise your right leg around six inches off the floor, hold it for about five seconds in the air and then get it back to the ground. Repeat the same with your left leg. Do around ten repetitions of this exercise on each leg. It will help tone up your legs and the knees.
Gym
If you are unable to make an exercise routine at home, join a gym. The physical trainer at the gym will suggest you the right exercises to do, in order to lose knee fat. Most probably, you will be suggested to work out on leg extension machine, hamstring curl machine and leg press machine. Follow the instructions of your trainer to the tee and soon you will lose fats from your knee.
With these tips you should be able to achieve your goal. If still no visible results are there, the last alternative is plastic surgery. Though personally, I would not recommend it, yet, if you are hell-bent on slender knees, you can discuss this option with a plastic surgeon.