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What are good exercises to lose belly fat and tighten your abdomen?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your.

In brief: 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, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your.
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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