There is no denying that exercise is vital for lowering weight and leaning out, and while all types of exercise are helpful in keeping you healthy, there are a few exercises especially that are most beneficial in targeting the belly area and blasting fat.
The inventor of The Fast 800 Diet, Michael Mosley, MD, understands the importance of getting routine cardio activity —when you are getting your heart rate up fast and really breaking a sweat.
When you want to burn belly fat, keeping to your regular workouts and following an active life is important.
“While exercise alone can not help you shed the stubborn fat from round your midsection, it can be a vital part of lowering your risk of re-gaining fats and lowering your blood sugar levels and helping your insulin sensitivity,” Mosley said during an interview.
So what is the best exercise for burning fat?
The best type of exercise for burning away fat the quickest are those that are high intensity and can burn calories in a short duration. Running or cycling being two excellent options, as well as walking as a way to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and get your steps in; however, the highest form is high-intensity training, is called HIIT.
“Research has revealed that there is an extraordinary impact from ultra-short bursts of HIIT,” Mosley said. Plus, it is the best way to include exercise in a busy schedule. You can definitely do a HIIT workout in between social meting and mealtimes with your family, or work appointments.
HIIT requires moves like jumping, squat jumps or tuck jumps, and weighted moves like cardio, manmakers or kettlebell swings, since they will increase your heart rate very fast but also strengthen muscle and reduce fat simultaneously.
So, together it is a complete body workout that can give you major results, especially in your belly area, as these moves use your core muscles.
According to a study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, HIIT is much more effective at lowering body-fat percentage compared to only moderate exercises, including jogging or walking.
“Both Interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MOD) lower body fat percentage,” the researchers said. “But interval training gave 28.5% better reductions in overall fat mass than MOD.”
Author: Blake Ambrose