The Unexpected Way You Can Burn Stomach Fat
Getting rid of the dreaded belly fat can be an arduous task. It takes a ton of commitment and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to see any form of results around the midriff. By now, though, you must have realized that there isn’t one secret formula of losing belly fat – just typing it into Google will bring back hundreds of tips.
However, over at Men’s Fitness, they have discovered a surprising way you can actually burn stomach fat. According to research taken from the 2014 Havard School of Public Health, lifting weights is more effective for maintaining a flat stomach than running or cycling. Check out what else the study had to say down below:
Researchers studied the physical activity, waist circumference, and body weight of nearly 11,000 healthy American men age 40 and over. After comparing the participants’ change in activity levels over a 12-year period, they analyzed which activities had the greatest effect on their waistlines.
Men who spent 20 minutes of daily weight training gained less abdominal fat as they aged, compared with men who spent the same time hitting the pavement or pushing pedals. The key, though, is not to become sedentary after losing the weight.
The article also takes some interesting findings from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, which shows that people tend to become less active after they’ve lost weight. However, sticking to weight training is believed to encourage us to stay moving throughout the day:
Weight training after weight loss prompts people to move more throughout the day. As a result, they burn more calories, and should thwart weight regain with the help of a disciplined diet.
So check out the article and make sure to add some lifting into your exercise regime. That way, you’ll be able to keep a slender stomach all through your later years.
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About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.