exercise to Burn belly fat" />When it comes to an aesthetically pleasing physique, it’s probably pretty safe to say that belly fat is one of the most unsightly and unattractive places to store fat on our entire bodies. Unfortunately not only is it unattractive, it is also one of the most common locations for storing fat, which can cause a variety of problems. To begin with nobody really wants a fat belly as they generally feel unattractive and self-conscious. Perhaps more seriously than that however, is the fact that visceral (belly) fat has also been found to be far more dangerous than subcutaneous body fat. The reason for this is that visceral fat can actually form a thick layer of fat over our internal organs, which then places them under intense pressure and squeezes them slightly, thus making them less efficient. The good news is that like all fat, belly fat can be burned off with a combination of diet and exercise, the trick is knowing what you should be doing.

HIIT – HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and it has been proven to be the most effective form of cardio for when it comes to fat burning. HIIT requires individuals to alternate between periods of slow and steady exercise, and high intensity fast paced exercise. So, on a treadmill for example: A person may walk at a steady pace for 90 seconds, before sprinting as fast as they can for 60 seconds, before walking for 90 seconds and so on. They will generally perform this exercise for a number of rounds, with the total workout lasting around 20 – 30 minutes. Not only does this burn calories during the exercise, but it also increases the metabolism for several hours after the workout. This is known as the ‘afterburn effect’ which basically means you burn more fat than usual, even in a rested state.

Core exercises – As you’re storing this belly fat on your midsection, naturally a fantastic way of targeting this fat is to perform core exercises that work this particular part of the body. Stomach crunches, planks, leg raises, and sit ups etc are all great examples of core exercises that strengthen and tone the muscles in the core, and help to burn stubborn belly fat in the process.

Swimming Swimming is another fantastic form of cardio that is low-impact yet will burn hundreds upon hundreds of calories in as little as just one hour. Swimming is especially beneficial for people who suffer from joint aches and pains as the water takes the strain and stress off these joints. What’s more is the fact that many Swimming strokes actually activate core muscles found in and around the stomach, which in turn helps to break down belly fat and build and tone the abdominal and oblique muscles instead.

Author's Bio: 

Grant Donovan is a successful entrepreneur and founder of many disciplines including aviation, automotive, political, anti-aging and life coaching to name a few. But it is his passion for health, nutrition and fitness that he attributes as the leading factor for his success. All of which led him to create mensfitclub.com to share his large breadth of knowledge with the everyday man, and empower them to make the changes that will help lead to their success. He believes a life in balance of mind, body and soul is a life well lived and only when achieved can one unlock their true potential. At age 60, Grant serves as a living example of why staying healthy not only helps you live longer, but the improved quality of life, will allow you to push past boundaries and reach new heights you never knew were possible. With his inspirational personal journey of achievement he has motivated over 350,000+ subscribers to make a positive change in their life and guide them on their pursuit of happiness.