Losing stubborn belly fat is not a child’s play. It is the most dangerous kind of fat and the most difficult to get rid of. You need to lose your overall body weight to shed unwanted fat around your stomach area, which would certainly require hours of sweat sessions in the gym. But as per a new study, tightening your tummy is easier than you thought! It would just take 7 minutes to lose an inch of belly fat.
What to do
As per a recent study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, if you perform bodyweight exercises just for seven minutes in a day, you can easily transform from flabby to fit.
The research was carried out on 29 adults who do not exercise regularly. The researchers divided them into two groups. One group was asked to complete a fitness program, while the other group didn’t exercise at all. However, both groups maintained their regular diets. The first group participated in a seven-minute training session every day for six weeks, where they performed various bodyweight exercises like jumping jacks, crunches, push-ups, and squats. Between each exercise, the participants were allowed to rest for 10 seconds.
The first group who participated in the training session lost around 2 kilos of fat and shed about an inch of belly fat after six weeks. In the end, it was revealed that just seven minutes of training a day can do wonders for the body.
Why this works
The researchers revealed that resistance exercises can increase your lean body mass and at the same time help to burn body fat. To maintain your progress, increase the intensity of your workouts with time. If you do not increase the timing, then you may reach a weight loss plateau. The only thing is that this trick works on those who do not to the gym regularly.