Having too much belly fat puts you at higher risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and other ailments. Do what you can to reduce those extra pounds around the middle. Here are 6 ideas to help you get started.
According to WebMD, “Raising your heart rate for 30 minutes at least three times per week makes a big difference. It slows down how much visceral fat you gain. Rake leaves, walk, garden, go to Zumba, play soccer with your kids. It doesn’t have to be in the gym.”
Change up your pace
Keeping a steady pace does not challenge your body especially if your average pace has been the same for a while. Use interval training to get your muscles and your heart working harder to burn more fat. Check out my YouTube channel for some ideas.
Believe it or not, stress can lead to the hormones that encourage your body to store fat in your mid section. Here are some great tips for reducing stress, especially during this busy holiday season.
Many people think yoga might be too slow paced to really burn fat, but that is far from the truth. There are many yoga workouts that are really focused on losing belly fat. Give these yoga poses a try.
Get enough rest
Burning the midnight oil is not good for your body. It needs adequate rest to heal and burn calories. If you are not getting enough sleep, the body will store fat. Studies show that about 8 hours a night is the magic number.
Try Green Tea
According to Prevention Magazine: “Moderate exercisers who stocked up on the antioxidants found in green tea, called catechins, were more likely to lose abdominal fat while exercising than those who didn’t take them.”
I hope you found these tips helpful. Have another tip for losing belly fat? Feel free to share in a comment.