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Losing The Belly Fat

- Posted in Health & Wellness Tips

Is it possible to loose belly fat by just doing crunches? Why is the fat in the abdominal region the last to go?

There is no way to target weight loss to a specific area of the body because your body decides where it wants to put on weight and where it wants to take it off. Body fat is lost throughout the entire body not just in one area. The midsection is a common “problem” area for many people. This area is usually the last to lose the inches because it is where most body fat is stored.

The best way to lose fat is through cardiovascular exercise. It is important to do a variety of abdominal exercises (including crunches) to keep your core strong, but until that excess fat is gone, you will not see the muscle definition. So if you’re not doing cardio, crunches are not going to help get the 6-pack you’ve been hoping for. Regular cardio exercise at a level that’s challenging for you is your best bet.