Weight training vs. Aerobic exercise: what’s your guess?
Doctors report that abdominal fat is really terrible for your health – but how do you get rid of it?
This article tackles that question, comparing weight training to aerobic exercise.
We all know that more time in the gym and less time on the couch is beneficial, but the battle against belly fat is tough.
To get ahead and really make some progress, you need the right approach. Instead of experimenting ourselves, we let the smart people over at Harvard figure it out.
They found out the secret to healthier aging in the process, but you can start using the information right now to shrink your waistline!
Find out the study’s results here:
In the battle of the belly, you’d better bring some iron.
That’s the lesson from a new study out of Harvard that found that over the long haul, 20 minutes of daily weight training does more to reduce abdominal fat than the same amount of time doing aerobic workouts.
Confirming the obvious, those who spent more time couch surfing, instead of exercising more, got the biggest bulges.
“Because aging is associated with sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass, relying on body weight alone is insufficient for the study of healthy aging,” says Rania Mekary, a nutrition expert at Harvard’s School of Public Health who helped lead the research.
“Engaging in resistance training or, ideally, combining it with aerobic exercise could help older adults lessen abdominal fat while increasing or preserving muscle mass,” she says.