How to reduce belly fat?

Actor Salman Khan was recently trolled over his ‘tummy’. But is there a sure shot way to get a flat belly? Does spot reduction work? Let's find out!

It claims to work on the idea that one could lose fat in certain parts of the body. However, there is a pattern of how the body uses fat and one cannot control where the body loses fat.

Spot reduction is a myth

Burning fat throughout the body can be done by getting the nutrition right along with resistance, cardiovascular and flexibility exercises.

Both nutrition and exercise are needed

Watch out for calories

Decreasing the calorie intake and increasing the calorie expenditure helps reduce fat. Include more fibers and protein in the diet and avoid processed food.

Lower abdominal and core exercises

Leg raises, crunches, reverse crunches, bicycle crunches mountain climbers, sit-ups and russian twists are great options to strengthen the core and abs.

How strength training reduces belly fat?

Strength training exercises aid in better fat metabolism throughout the day. It burns more calories at rest and helps tone the muscles of that region.

8 exercises to strengthen core muscles