The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require a ton of equipment—or any equipment—other than your own bodyweight. That’s good news for many exercisers who may not have dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, or other equipment at home, especially after the closures of gyms and fitness studios (and the recommendations to practice social distancing) due to the new coronavirus.
With much of the U.S. isolating to quell the spread of the coronavirus, many people’s lives are more sedentary than they used to be. But it’s important to keep active, even in this time of quarantine.
It's all about short bursts of activity. Rest, then repeat.
What Burns Belly Fat?
When you get right down to it, there are two steps to losing belly fat. One: a good diet. Two: consistent exercise. Of course, that's a little more complicated and challenging than it sounds.
Belly fat is stubborn and frustrating, but it's not permanent. There are concrete and achievable steps you can take to chip away at the fat around your belly area, and we talked to experts from both sides of the aisle — exercise and diet — to plot out your plan for belly-fat-burning success.
By Dr. Melina Jampolis
"Seven of the ten most common chronic diseases are favorably influenced by regular physical activity," the US Department of Health and Human Services says in its latest report on physical activity. Let's pause there and just consider just how essential exercise is for optimal health and disease prevention.