Do you want to get rid of belly fat? You’re not alone, as that’s one of the most common fitness goals people have, especially among those heading into their 60s. Unfortunately, getting rid of unwanted body fat is much more difficult as you get older, and the normal effects of aging can be attributed to: decreased metabolism and loss of lean muscle mass. These unwanted changes as you get older are quite frustrating. But don’t worry, we’ve got the ultimate cardio workout that will help you speed up belly fat loss, so listen up. And then check out the 6 best exercises for strong and toned arms in 2022, Trainer says.
After 60 it is still doable to lose unwanted pounds. Not only will you be happier with your appearance, but it will also help you participate more actively in more things. Once you recognize the changes your body is going through and why, it will be much easier to achieve your desired weight.
Many people tend to become more sedentary as they age, so it makes it much more difficult to lose weight. That is why it is so important to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle as early as possible. If you build a good, solid fitness foundation and healthy habits, you’re more likely to stay fit into your 60s and beyond.
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If you shake your head and admit that you haven’t stayed active or eaten well, that’s a great step. It’s never too late to get in shape and lose fat. What you need to do immediately is to focus on eating a healthy diet, regular aerobic activity, and strength training at least twice a week.
If you already do these things regularly and want to accelerate your belly fat loss, you can add extra cardio on your non-workout days. The cardio session should be done in interval style, as HIIT burns more calories and contracts your type II muscle fibers more than regular steady-state cardio.
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Here’s an example cardio interval workout on a stationary bike that you can add to your routine to accelerate belly fat loss:
Go through a 5-minute warm-up at a comfortable pace you can maintain to pump blood into your legs and prime the body. Once you’re all warmed up, stand up straight and increase the resistance by 8 to 12. Sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds, then reduce the resistance to 2 to 4 and cruise at that pace for 30 seconds. Aim for 6 to 10 rounds.
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Tim Liu, CSCS
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more