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Do core exercises burn fat of stomach?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: No - it's beneficial

To your health though.
Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, .

In brief: No - it's beneficial

To your health though.
Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.)
Dr. David Shenouda
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Selective fat burn

When losing weight or burning fat the body does not selectively burn fat based on what region you're exercising.
Just like fat accumulation is based predominantly on genetic predisposition and body type, the same holds true for fat burning. However, muscle strengthening and toning will increase in those areas that are being exercised. The muscle toning will help these areas look better and slimmer.

In brief: Selective fat burn

When losing weight or burning fat the body does not selectively burn fat based on what region you're exercising.
Just like fat accumulation is based predominantly on genetic predisposition and body type, the same holds true for fat burning. However, muscle strengthening and toning will increase in those areas that are being exercised. The muscle toning will help these areas look better and slimmer.
Dr. David Shenouda
Dr. David Shenouda
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
excellent response.
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