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What Are Some Top Exercises for Getting Rid of Unwanted Fat, and What if They’re Not Enough?

Posted June 08, 2021 in Body Sculpting, Plastic Surgery

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Are you concerned about unwanted fat? Are you not toning up even though you live an active lifestyle?

One of the best ways to get rid of fat is to engage in exercises that increase your cardiovascular activity to burn fat and kickstart your weight-loss journey.

Couple running on a sunny beach.

The more body fat you burn, the more weight you will keep off (as long as you are on a reduced-calorie diet). Just make sure you choose activities you enjoy and those that increase your heart rate. 

If you are wondering which activities you should try, keep reading on. 

Go Swimming More Often

Thirty minutes to one hour of swimming three to four times a week can help burn the extra fat and leave you with a slimmer and more toned body. And when you’re in Miami, why not get in the water!

When swimming, you build resistance against water, increasing your heart rate and strength. 

Aim to have 10 to 15 minutes of uninterrupted sessions and, as you get stronger, increase that to 20 or 30 minutes. For the best results, be consistent.

Enjoy a Game of Soccer With Friends or Family

A soccer game on the beach, in a backyard, or in the park can be more than a game of fun when played three to four times a week. 

Soccer, just like swimming, uses large muscle groups in continuous motion. This activity requires you to constantly exert effort at various intensity levels, making you a more effective fat burner.

Play a Game of Basketball

A game of basketball is a fun and efficient weight-loss tool. You run a lot as you try to outdo your opponents, causing you to use more energy, increase your heart rate, and burn more calories.

You can also incorporate some strength training exercises into your exercise routine to strengthen the underlying muscles for a well-defined physique following weight loss.

What if These Activities Are Not Providing My Desired Physique?

If you still have problems, consider non-surgical methods of eliminating stubborn body fat, such as Emsculpt Neo® and SculpSure®.

Emsculpt Neo®

Emsculpt® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, and painless technique that uses radiofrequency technology to warm targeted fat cells (destroying them) and promote muscle contractions (to build muscle mass).

Essentially, Emsculpt Neo® helps you reduce fat pockets while increasing muscle density. This two-for-one treatment reinvigorates your physique like no other non-surgical body contouring treatment.


When you have stubborn pockets of fat that do not seem to go away even with exercise or diet, SculpSure® can help deliver the results you seek.

It is a non-invasive FDA-approved technology that uses light-based energy to heat and damage the fat in specific regions. The SculpSure® applicators are placed on the body part for up to 30 minutes, destroying up to 24 percent of treated fat cells. Later on, the damaged cells naturally exit the body.

Both Emsculpt Neo® and SculpSure® techniques will be administered in a series of treatments. The number of sessions needed depends on the amount of fat to be removed.

Interested in Non-surgical Body Contouring?

For more information on either of these procedures, please contact us at 305-960-7511 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation with Careaga Plastic Surgery.

Patients looking for more significant changes in their physique may consider surgical procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. Contact the specialists at Careaga Plastic Surgery to learn more.


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