TRAINING IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD
TO get rid of that spare tyre, aim for at least half an hour of exercise every day. Weights work better than aerobic exercise on belly fat. Weight training helps maintain lean muscle mass; cardiovascular exercise, if prescribed in the right way, can also help burn body fat.
If you’re too busy or tired to do a full half hour, do short five to 10 minute exercise bursts, with eight to 20 seconds of activity and 12 to 20 seconds of recovery, known as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
HIIT is a time-efficient way of training — studies have shown it can help improve your body’s ability to use energy appropriately rather than store it as fat.
HIIT quickly uses up your glycogen stores so your body burns fat for fuel. Situps alone may work your abdominal muscles, but they won’t reduce belly fat.