If getting rid of the belly pooch you’re sporting is the bane of your life you’re in the right place. Sadly, there’s no instant fix for getting a flat stomach. However, there are things you can do to speed up the process.  Luckily for you, we’re going to reveal them to you. Let’s dive in!

Exercise

Yes, dieting helps, but it’s exercising that really makes a difference. This begs the question; ‘what kind of workout should I focus on?‘ In response to that, we’ll refer to a recent study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

According to them, the key to a flatter belly is HIIT- style exercising. Not only did they find that those participating in these workouts lost more weight overall, but they also reduced their waistline more in comparison to those who completed other exercises.

Why HIIT?

HIIT exercise helps reduce visceral fat that’s found in the stomach area. This means, if you’re able to burn off this kind of fat, you’re more likely to boast a flatter stomach. Simple?

HIIT workouts are short, intense exercises that require a sudden burst of energy. You have to push your body to the absolute max. When you achieve this, your body continues to burn fat throughout the rest of the day. For the best results, try and complete four HIIT training sessions each week.

Examples of HIIT Workouts

There are tons of HIIT exercises you can try. For example, the walk and sprint, an intense round of sit-ups or push-ups, or you could do as many squats as your body will allow you to do, etc. You get the idea!

So, what are you waiting for? Get to work on your HIIT regimen and start reaching your fitness goals today!