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Does a Vibrating Belt Reduce Belly Fat?

author image Linda Kaban
Linda Kaban is a certified yoga teacher and professional life coach who specializes in helping people achieve their fitness goals. With a bachelor's degree in the humanities, Kaban has been writing since 1998 and has been published in YOGALife magazine along with other healthy living publications.
Does a Vibrating Belt Reduce Belly Fat?
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While the idea of standing still and having a machine do the work for you may be appealing, there is no scientific evidence to support the notion that vibrating belts reduce belly fat. The Federal Trade Commission calls vibrating belt ads deceiving, and even the purveyors of the equipment are quick to point out that their products come with exercise and diet advice. It all boils down to is this: You’re going to have to trim your belly fat the old-fashioned way; with diet and exercise.

Back to Basics

Follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines, exercising aerobically at a moderately intense level for 150 to 300 minutes a week. Many activities fall under the aerobic umbrella -- from brisk walking to cycling to swimming -- so choose an activity that will hold your interest. In addition, commit to strength training for at least 20 minutes on two non-consecutive days each week. Include exercises that target your abs. Adopt a nutrient-dense, fiber-rich diet that meets your energy needs.

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