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need advice on what is the the best exercise to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 33-year-old female asked:

What is the best exercise to reduce tummy fat?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Lose wt, aerobics: Probably the best way to lose tummy fat would be to lose weight using aerobic exercise such as walking or cycling. Also you can work on strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you don't lose weight you probably not have the washboard abs one strives for.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the best exercise i can do at home to reduce belly fat?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 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 & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Which is the best exercise to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Running Probably: An aerobic exercise program that works on cardiovascular conditioning [ key to metabolic changes from exercise] and expends a great deal of calories will be effective with weight loss. Swimming / biking will also work well. Maintaining muscle mass is also very helpful with calisthenics especially situps and crunches and or weights.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What is the best way to exercise in order to lose tummy fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 28-year-old female asked:

What is the best exercise to loose belly Fat ?

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Dr. Richard Lipman
Diabetology 55 years experience
Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise(runny, treadmill, elliptical trainer) burns calories as opposed to weight lifting. You lose belly fat when you force your body to use the fat stored around the belly by aerobic exercise in combination with reduction in calories, especially bad carbs like bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and juices. These carbs rapidly turn to fat & also cause hunger. 3500 cal less to lose 1 lb!

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