If you’re living a sedentary lifestyle, chances are you develop belly fat. That big bulge on your stomach can be very distracting, not to mention embarrassing. But aside from affecting your physical appearance, belly fat can also affect your physical abilities. It would be harder for you to do some exercises or even just simple chores because of the weight on your belly.
One of the most effective ways of losing belly fat is through exercise.
Do some cardiovascular exercises. You can start working out with cardiovascular exercises at least three times a week for 30 minutes. For simple exercises, you can try brisk walking, biking, or jogging on a hill. If you don’t have time for outdoor cardio exercises, you can try a cheaper cardio exercise at home. Try jumping rope for at least 10 minutes. For a more intense workout, you can try treadmills or an elliptical trainer which is a combination of stair climbing and country skiing. You can also practice swimming to burn excess fat on your belly. Swimming is one of the best cardiovascular exercises.
Do some sports. To reduce belly fat, you can try some sports to keep your body active. You can try various sports activities such as basketball, football, volleyball, and tennis. Such activities are not only helpful in reducing excess fat, but they will also help keep you fit and healthy.
Try lifting weights. Another effective way to reduce belly fat is weight-lifting and other related exercises. Aside from weight-lifting, you can try ten weighted roll-up repetitions. All you have to do is hold a dumbbell on each hand. While lying on your back with your arms extended behind you, slowly lift your arms over your head and then roll your body into a sitting position. Extend your arms forward until the dumbbells touch your feet. Do this ten times.
Do some scissor-leg exercise. First, lie on your back and keep your arms on your side. Slowly raise your legs and then lower the right leg until it is only a few inches above the floor. Then lift your head, shoulders, and arms while keeping your legs still. Pulse your arms up and down. Do this again with your left leg. You can do 100 pulses of the scissor-leg exercise.
With these tips, reducing belly fat can be achieved. It may take some time but with discipline and persistence, you can make it possible.