Cardio isn't the greatest way to reduce belly fat. To burn belly fat, prioritize full-body strength training over aerobics.
Weightlifting burns more calories than aerobics, creates lean muscle, and boosts metabolism. Each workout should incorporate squat/hinge, push, pull, and lunge.
Losing weight is more difficult when you get less sleep, which is defined as fewer than seven hours per night.
Inadequate sleep has been linked to an increase in belly fat, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
People who go to bed after 10pm are 20% more likely to be obese or have a wide waistline, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open.
The risk was nearly twofold higher in persons who went to bed between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. on a regular basis. As a result, aim to get to bed by 10 p.m.
Contrary to popular belief, stress can affect not only your brain and heart, but also your stomach if it is left unchecked.
Stress causes the brain to create more cortisol, the "stress hormone" that urges the body to store fat in the abdominal region. So work on your stress too.
Belly fat is largely caused by excess fluid calories: Sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sodas, juices, nut milk, and energy drinks, can cause weight gain in this area.
Alcohol, on the other hand, can have the same effect. Empty calories from alcohol promote fat storage while decreasing the metabolism.