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What exercises will help reduce belly fat?

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Ken Starnes
General Practice
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In brief: Can't target belly

Contrary to popular belief, you cannot do a particular exercise to lose fat in one place.
Good hard cardio will raise your metabolism and metabolic requirement, hopefully causing you to lose fat body-wide. And no matter how much exercise you do, you won't lost that belly fat unless you eat an appropriate diet. You can eat your way through any amount of exercise.

In brief: Can't target belly

Contrary to popular belief, you cannot do a particular exercise to lose fat in one place.
Good hard cardio will raise your metabolism and metabolic requirement, hopefully causing you to lose fat body-wide. And no matter how much exercise you do, you won't lost that belly fat unless you eat an appropriate diet. You can eat your way through any amount of exercise.
Ken Starnes
Ken Starnes
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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