Fat likes to accumulate around the belly, so you need to follow a two-step approach to get rid of it: heart-pumping cardio followed by strength training, “You can’t count on strengthening moves alone to do the trick,” says Quebec health and fitness expert Josée Lavigueur.
To blast away fat, you have to do cardiovascular exercise, which burns calories and revs your metabolism.
“The best choices are walking, running, biking and swimming,” she says.
But you also have to strengthen your core.
Rise up on your hands and toes with your arms shoulder width apart, back straight and neck in line with your spine. Squeeze abs and keep your body straight from head to toe.
Hold 30 to 60 seconds. For an extra challenge, lift an arm or leg, or hold the pose for up to two minutes.
Bonus: A good workout also revitalizes the gastrointestinal tract with oxygen-rich blood and promotes enzyme production to process food more efficiently.
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