Even if you don't care about having six-pack abs, studies show excess belly fat is unhealthy. Turns out just 30 minutes of weight lifting a week can make a big difference.
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Men's Fitness offers 101 ways to get rid of a flabby gut and trim down your middle. Many of the tips are things we've all heard before — like cut back on fatty foods and eat more fibre, but there's lots of cool ideas that aren't so obvious. For instance, did you know that a cardio workout you do after lifting weights will have a greater impact than if you do it before lifting?
Speaking of weightlifting, you don't have to power through 500 reps for an hour every day day to get results:
If you're lazy, it's not as bad as you think—just 10 minutes a day of lifting, three days a week, will help. Harvard research shows that 30 minutes of weight training per week has a greater reduction on waist size than almost any other variable.
Hit up the post for more ideas on how to blast belly fat and get svelte. Of course the tips will work for women and men so, ladies, we have no excuses for not heading over and grabbing some tips for ourselves.
Have you trimmed inches or pounds off your waistline? What exercise and diet tips worked for you? Let us know in the comments. Thanks Brian!
101 Ways to Lose Your Gut [Men's Fitness]