Running or walking
Okay, you’re probably thinking, ‘How does moving your legs shrink that love handles?’ Well, the truth is there’s no way to target belly fat.
Your genetics get to decide where the fat settles in your body, so the best thing to do is start moving.
As you exercise, calories are burned and your body fat percentage decreases.
So, exercising not only helps you lose belly fat, it also sheds fat from other areas. Running and walking are two of the best fat-burning exercises.
Some of us no longer have the strong joints we had as teenagers. Jogging is out of the question and walking doesn’t cut it.
The good news is elliptical trainers provide an intense, low impact cardio workout. In fact, a 145-lb. person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes on an elliptical trainer. That’s about as many calories as running burns, but without the joint wear-and-tear.
Bicycling is another great low impact cardio exercise. Not to mention, it’s a great way to travel or see the countryside.
Depending on the speed and intensity the average person can burn between 250 to 500 calories during a 30-minute bike ride.
Burning body and belly fat with cardio exercises is half the battle. Next is strengthening abdominal muscles so you have something to show once the fat is shed. In a recent study, ab exercises were ranked from best to worst.
The bicycle exercise ranked as #1 because it requires abdominal stabilization, body rotation, and more abdominal muscle activity.
Exercise ball crunch
This exercise needs a lot of stabilization which engages more muscles. You’ll need an exercise ball.