Concentration of fat around your abs that called “belly fat” is formed by many factors: lifestyle, food allergies, bacteria, stress, bloating, and inflammation. As you get older, it is very likely for you to develop excess belly fat and one of the best solutions for that is a proper exercise session to lose belly fat. There is no absolute best exercise to lose belly fat, but these are some doable method you can use:
1. Cardiovascular Exercise
To exercise belly fat means to burn the fat directly from all of your fat cells and that means you can’t do it by perform exercises that only focus on your abs like crunches. Instead, do cardiovascular exercises which focus on your heart rate; if the activity is make your heart rate up then it is good enough, you don’t need to perform any particular exercise, just stick with the one that suit your preferences. A few examples are walking, swimming, jogging, bicycling, basketball, soccer, or other sport activities.
If you don’t like outdoor activities, using a treadmill and stationary bike are good alternatives; most of them are equipped with a device to monitor your heart rate so all you have to do is keep it within the target heart rate zone. Adjust your schedule so you can have at least 20 minutes cardiovascular exercise sessions, five times a week.
2. Using a Stability Ball
This fitness equipment can help you to develop the muscle of your abdomen and back. There are various exercise using a stability ball that focused on abs training, these are few examples: sit on the ball and make circle with your hips, sit on the ball and lift one of your foot alternatively, etc. Usually, manual for abs training is already included in the package and it comes with a detailed illustration too. Just remember to select the right size: 18 inch ball for those under 5’1, 22 inch ball for those between 5’1 and 5’8, 26 inch ball for those over 5’8.
3. Weight Training
The basic theory is the same as any other weight loss effort: the more muscle you have means more calories burned throughout the day and weight training will help you to maintain your lean muscle mass. In other words, weight training will boost your fat loss efforts and keep you from gaining the fat back; after you ready to include this in your schedule, be sure to exercise all your major muscle groups on regular basis.
You can burn most of body fat by cardiovascular alone and maintain it with regular weight training, just choose one cardiovascular activity and that will be your best exercise to lose belly fat. Abs training such as crunches can be added but it is not a necessity. Just remember to complement it with a healthy diet which provides you with enough calories and nutrients every day.
Currently working in food industry, Stefan Vincent don’t believe in “1 diet program works for all” and always trying to search and share various methods which can be used to deal with various obesity and overweight cases. Diets That Work is where he share all his findings, including his top weight loss program list.