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Experts say that to lose belly fat one needs to cut down on calories and increase the amount of physical activity. So, one needs to balance their diet and workout routine both in order to get rid of the belly fat. Apart from following the below listed exercises also follow a nutritious diet. A detox diet lasting a day or two can also help to get rid of toxins and improve your metabolism. When exercising to reduce belly fat, first do a warm up of mild jogging for 7 - 10 minutes, then do cardio for 20 minutes, followed by target exercises. After that cool down with some stretching exercises.

Cardio Exercises

Jump Rope Workout: Did you know that a session of jump rope workout burns more calories than running? Also, for this workout you just need a simple jump rope.

Swimming: Swimming is a total body workout, that helps to burn a lot of calories, improve metabolism, tone up the body, and improve flexibility. If you have access to a pool, then go for swimming regularly. If you don't know swimming you can consider taking classes.

Walking/Jogging on Incline: If you have a treadmill, do this workout. Set it on 10 - 15 degrees incline and then walk and jog for 20 minutes.

Target Exercises

Belly Button Exercise: These are yoga exercises, that you can do anytime you like. To perform this exercise, sit on a chair. Then start sucking your belly button in as much as you can. Hold it in for 20 - 30 seconds, and then release. Do this for 5 minutes.

Box Jumps: To do box jumps, set up a box, and stand in front of it. Stand at a distance of shoulder width, and keep your hands at the sides. Then jump on the box, and hold the position for a count of one second and then jump back. Perform 10 reps, and two sets each of 10 reps.

Hindu Squats: These are really great exercises to lose fat from the belly and waist region. To do the Hindu squats exercises to get rid of love handles for men, stand straight with your hands at your sides. Then sit down, till your fingertips are almost touching the ground, and stand up. Do this motion quickly. Keep repeating the squats for 3 minutes.

Bicycle Exercise: To do this exercise, simply lie down on your back, on a mat. Then keep your hands at sides, and legs in the air, and start making the cycling motion. Keep doing this for 3 - 5 minutes.

Bicycle Crunch: These are better ab exercises than the normal ab crunches. These crunches help to get rid of belly and waist fat. To do this exercise, lie down on your back on a mat. Then lace your fingers behind your head and raise your torso a bit. Then bring your left knee towards your torso while bringing the right elbow towards the knee. At the same time straighten out the right leg. Switch sides and repeat. Perform 10 reps, and do two sets.