Experts say ignore adding more treadmill work; do this to lose belly fat

You can’t argue the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, but does it ever seem like no matter how far you run or how long you jump rope you just aren’t losing any of that persistent belly fat? If your answer is ‘yes’ to that question, researchers may have an explanation for you, and it all has to do with the various types of tissues that make up the body. SEE ALSO: Is weight lifting safe for children? For decades, the weight-loss model has seemed simple: burn more calories than you take in and you will lose weight. Though that rule of thumb is still true, experts indicate there are more things to be considered when it comes to slimming down, particularly for older adults. “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,” explained study co-author Rania Mekary, in a press release. “Measuring waist circumferences is a better indicator of healthy body composition among older adults. Engaging in resistance training or, ideally, combining it with aerobic exercise, could help older adults lessen abdominal fat while increasing or preserving muscle mass.” Mekary indicated in the research that tissues begins to break down as people age, and just because someone weighs in at an ‘ideal’ weight doesn’t mean they are necessarily carrying healthy pounds. Someone with low bone density, for example, can have a higher level of fat content and weigh the same as someone with better bone density and less fat. SEE ALSO: Benefits of weight lifting for men and women Overall, participants in Mekary’s research had the best waistlines for their age and height when they did strength or resistance-related workouts, compared to those who simply increased their aerobic activities. That being said, the best results related to weight-loss and healthy waistline were achieved when both aerobic activities and strength/resistance training were employed. Fellow study author, Prof. Frank Hu, added, “This study underscores the importance of weight training in reducing abdominal obesity, especially among the elderly. To maintain a healthy weight and waistline, it is critical to incorporate weight training with aerobic exercise.”The post Experts say ignore adding more treadmill work; do this to lose belly fat appeared first on Voxxi.

Experts say resistance training maintains a better waistline compared to aerobic exercise alone. (Shutterstock)

You can’t argue the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, but does it ever seem like no matter how far you run or how long you jump rope you just aren’t losing any of that persistent belly fat? If your answer is ‘yes’ to that question, researchers may have an explanation for you, and it all has to do with the various types of tissues that make up the body.

SEE ALSO: Is weight lifting safe for children?

For decades, the weight-loss model has seemed simple: burn more calories than you take in and you will lose weight. Though that rule of thumb is still true, experts indicate there are more things to be considered when it comes to slimming down, particularly for older adults.

“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,” explained study co-author Rania Mekary, in a press release. “Measuring waist circumferences is a better indicator of healthy body composition among older adults. Engaging in resistance training or, ideally, combining it with aerobic exercise, could help older adults lessen abdominal fat while increasing or preserving muscle mass.”

Mekary indicated in the research that tissues begins to break down as people age, and just because someone weighs in at an ‘ideal’ weight doesn’t mean they are necessarily carrying healthy pounds. Someone with low bone density, for example, can have a higher level of fat content and weigh the same as someone with better bone density and less fat.

SEE ALSO: Benefits of weight lifting for men and women

Overall, participants in Mekary’s research had the best waistlines for their age and height when they did strength or resistance-related workouts, compared to those who simply increased their aerobic activities. That being said, the best results related to weight-loss and healthy waistline were achieved when both aerobic activities and strength/resistance training were employed.

Fellow study author, Prof. Frank Hu, added, “This study underscores the importance of weight training in reducing abdominal obesity, especially among the elderly. To maintain a healthy weight and waistline, it is critical to incorporate weight training with aerobic exercise.”

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