Exercises to lose belly fat don’t have to be high impact aerobics or cardio activities. Although many think that in order to lose belly fat you need to job 15 miles a week, and do 50 sit-ups a day it’s the not the fact. I want to introduce you to 3 workouts you can do at home for free, or with very little financial investment, and gain all the fat loss benefits that come with high intensity exercising.
1.)Pilates: I think a very overlooked exercise to lose belly fat is pilates. Why? Because it doesn’t appear to be very high impact. It seems more like stretching then getting in a good work out. To anyone who thinks that, I can only presume you’ve never spent time doing a pilates workout.
The easiest way to get started with pilates is to purchase a low cost mat and a dvd workout from a local sports store, or even some book stores are carrying them now. There are services online that offer pilates workouts, how ever I haven’t had a lot of luck with trying to workout with a video on my laptop. The dvd’s have worked best for me.
2.)Yoga: I’m sure some people are thinking the same thing about yoga as pilates. It’s not high impact, it’s relaxing and almost like meditating isn’t it? Again I say that those of you who don’t think yoga qualifies under the exercises to lose belly fat category hasn’t spent much time doing it.
Yes yoga is somewhat relaxing, and in it’s native country used as meditation. How ever the stretching and movements associated with yoga are intense. Especially when you’re first starting out, you won’t believe the workout 20-30 minutes of yoga a day can give you.
Similar to pilates there’s a low cost startup here, purchase a mat, and possibly a set of yoga bricks (if you shop around you might be able to find a beginners kit with a dvd, mat and bricks in one). Instructional dvds are
best, as you can watch them then imitate them. Because yoga is becoming a trendy thing in most urban centers classes are becoming quite expensive, so I’d suggest starting on your own first.
3.) Walking: That’s right good old fashioned walking. How ever there are a couple of points I’ll stress about walking. First don’t just go for a neighborly walk. Go out with the intention of walking at a pace where
you’re breathing heavy enough that it’s difficult to carry on a conversation. This won’t be the same speed for everyone so don’t feel bad if a friend, spouse, or partner walks a bit quicker then you do. We should work up to a faster speed.
The second thing is Make sure you walk far enough. Try to walk for 30 minutes a day. In order to ensure your losing belly fat as a benefit of your walking you need to get the heart pumping and your cardiovascular system going that much.
The cost associated with walking is none, well of course a good pair of running sneakers should be worn. How ever the space to walk is free so walk as much and as often as you want and can. change which days you do what, and keep it up. Combine these exercises with a focused and balanced diet aimed at weight loss and things will start to happen sooner then you might think.
change which days you do what, and keep it up. Combine these exercises with a focused and balanced diet aimed at weight loss and things will start to happen sooner then you might think.