Yoga, Naturopathy Expert - Answered on Aug 31, 2023
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With WFH in recent times, activities have reduced.
Lack of physical exercise lowers the lean mass in the body, reduces the metabolic rate and thereby causes increase in fat percentage.
The most visible build-up of excess fat under the skin, cellulite, is evident as belly fat, which is very commonly seen in the Indian adult who does minimal exercise.
Aim for a workout routine of aerobic and strength training exercises.
Aerobic exercises like walking, jogging, sports activities, etc, help burn fat and strength exercises build muscle and overall skin elasticity.
Make it a point to stretch in between work hours.
Avoid binge eating.
Belly fat is visceral fat which is hard to lose.
The leading causes are an erratic or sedentary lifestyle, lack of activity, poor diet or alcohol consumption.
Adopt a healthy balanced diet with adequate protein-rich foods, more complex carbohydrates and a low-fat intake to increase metabolism.
Include a high-fibre diet with vegetables, fruits, multigrain cereals, seeds and nuts to reduce insulin resistance which leads to more body fat storage.
Follow a regular exercise schedule with strengthening and aerobic exercises. Be consistent so that you can bring about an effective reduction in belly fat gradually.