Fast Ways to Lose Tummy Fat

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The ways in which folks lose weight and get in shape are still the same as always. There are really no magic bullets, unless diet and exercise can be considered magic. Okay, so they're not so magical.
Altering eating habits and beginning any new sort of strenuous physical activity are just plain hard. If losing belly fat is the goal, it's time to start these changes today. The sooner a plan of action is started, the sooner that belly will begin to disappear.

The difficulty of starting something new, especially starting a new diet and exercise plan, is the main reason why most folks just keep putting it off. Everyone knows the benefits of exercise and eating right and that if weight loss and optimum health are a goal, diet and exercise are going to be the way to attain that goal. This article deals mainly with starting an exercise program to help lose that tummy fat.

Get Checked Out First

First, realize that it's never too late to start exercising. Make an appointment and go see the doctor before beginning any new exercise program. It just makes sense to have everything checked out first, right? This is especially important for folks over 50 who may be just starting to exercise, or who have not exercised regularly for quite some time. The doctor will help determine what exercises will be best with certain health conditions like asthma, diabetes, weak knees, back or joint pain.

Slowly and carefully develop an exercise plan that increases on a schedule and level that is comfortable. Some activities may need to be changed or stepped up, some will need to be added, some taken away completely. It may not be necessary to join a gym or health club, but a regular program of exercise will have to be started. The important thing here is to set out long-term goals, and then make some smaller, more attainable goals along the way. Soon, adding more and more time or energy to an exercise program will help that tummy go away faster.

Start Out Slowly, Then Build Up

It's wise to start out small and work up rather than try and tackle a huge challenge only to be sidelined for a time with an injury. Don't try an overdo it at first. That goal of 30 minutes of daily exercise doesn't mean one should start by doing 30 minutes right out of the gate. Work up to 30 minutes of exercise per day. It's best not to really push until the second 30 days of an exercise program. The initial month will give the body a chance to get ready, strengthen and prepare for more strenuous exercise in the second month and beyond.

Be especially cautious if starting a new exercise plan from a previously sedentary lifestyle. If long sessions of strenuous activity are just too much, then back off a bit. Ideally, a few words of a sentence should be spoken easily when working at peak levels. Working out gently and slowly during the first month allows the body to attain a more aerobic state which makes workouts easier. If one is barely able to speak, the workout is too strenuous. In time, as workouts become longer, that persistent, annoying belly fat will go away faster.

Lose Weight Faster with a Partner

Going with a friend or workout partner is not going to make the weight loss process happen any faster. However, having to be accountable to another for working out and even showing up on regular basis will help immensely with losing that weight in the long-term. Exercising with someone else means the chances of sticking with the program increase dramatically. Organized group activities offered at the YMCA, local hospitals, or even some gyms and health clubs also provide the motivation to be there for someone else while benefiting from the workout as well.

Working out on a regular basis is one of the magic bullets in attaining long-term, healthy weight loss. Exercise also has the added benefits of toning the body, increasing strength, and increasing overall well-being. Begin an exercise regimen in stages. Start some exercises next week, add more the next, and so on. It's all just a matter of deciding to do it and sticking to the program. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends a weekly exercise regimen of two hours and 30 minutes of moderate exercise, one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, along with weight training.

Make the Commitment and Get Going

Losing weight is going to require hard work and commitment. Decide on a course of action, commit to the plan and then set some realistic goals for weight loss and exercise. Begin in stages and start changing the diet this week, while starting some exercises next week, add more the next, and so on.

It's all just a matter of making a commitment and sticking to the program. Soon, the excess weight will start coming off and a flatter tummy will begin to appear.

As with any radical changes in diet or exercise, always consult a health care professional, nutritionist, or doctor before starting any diet, exercise, or weight loss plan. This article is for informational purposes only. The information provided herein is of a general nature and should not be substituted as advice from a qualified professional.

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