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Unfortunately, exercise does not necessarily target specific areas for reduction in fat. Everyone's body is different and we store extra weight wherever our genetic makeup dictates. When I loose weight it comes off my face first and my belly stays big until I get down a few pounds. Situps or crunches help with bellies only because the muscles get toned and hold in the abdomen, but the fat still hangs around until one looses the weight. Weight loss in general is accomplished through diet and exercise. Low carb/high protein diets work well if someone is willing to work hard on their weight loss program. If one decides to go low carb, be careful with mammal meats. Limit beef, pork, lamb but take in as much fish and fowl as you want and make sure that you get enough fiber in the form of fruits and veggies. Then work-out. Use the largest muscle group possible to get the most cardio exercise that you can. In general that will mean running, cycling, stair-machine or actuall running stairs or whatever you can do to work up a serious sweat for an extended period using your legs. If you'll do such exercise for at least one hour every day and as much as two hours, you'll loose weight and look great. A little weight training of other muscle groups is good to help overall body tone and appearance.

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Q: What types of exercises help you lose weight in the thigh area?
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