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A 34-year-old member asked:

What exercises do i do to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if i need to lose some belly fat which exercises should I use?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Which types of exercises should I do to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How to know what exercises are good for losing belly fat?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key!
A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I do to effectively lose belly fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See below: There is not a non-surgical approach to preferentially remove fat from one part of the body.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Aerobics: Aerobic exercise is paramount to shift your calorie balance into the negative zone (losing more than consuming). Diet is another thing. Eat no later than 6 o'clock. Consume at least 1/2 gallon of water a day if no more. 30 minutes of aerobics. Avoid high calorie foods - eggs, dairy (whole milk), fats. Eat as little sweets and no fast food! belly press exercises may be of some help as well.

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