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Can You Lose Belly Fat on the Weslo Cardio Glide?

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Ashley Farley has been a certified personal trainer since 2008. She is also a writer specializing in healthy living, fitness and nutrition topics. Farley has an Associate of Science in mental health services from the Community College of the Air Force and is pursuing her B.A. in English at Wright State University.
Can You Lose Belly Fat on the Weslo Cardio Glide?
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The Weslo Cardio Glide is a stationary piece of workout equipment that can be used in your home or at the health club. This machine is designed to burn calories while also shaping your muscles. Using this equipment, along with eating a nutritious diet, can help you lose belly fat as well as reduce your overall body fat.


The Weslo Cardio Glide is a piece of aerobic, or cardio, exercise equipment. The geometry of the machine resembles a stationary bike, but it requires you to perform a motion very similar to a rowing machine. The machine contains a padded seat, two pedals for your feet and a large handlebar. You can use the cardio glide in a push or pull mode. In the pull mode, you pull the handlebar toward your body and press the pedals with your legs. In the push mode, you press the handlebar away from your body as you also press into the pedals with your legs. Either mode can help to engage your cardiovascular system while also toning the muscles in your upper and lower body.


Belly fat can accumulate over time due to many variables. Genetics, medication, medical conditions, an unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity can all cause you to gain excess body fat, which can appear in your stomach. The key to removing any belly fat is to reduce your overall weight and body fat levels. For every pound of body fat you want to lose, you need to burn about 3,500 calories more than you consume. If you burn 500 calories a day more than you consume, you can lose up to 1 lb. each week.


The amount of belly fat that you shed using the Weslo Cardio Glide depends on your intensity, your weight and the duration of each session. The Glide is most similar to a rowing machine, which can burn between 240 to 300 calories every 30 minutes for a 160 lb. person. If you weigh more, you will burn calories at a faster pace.


Modifying your eating habits and varying your physical activity can help you lose more belly fat than just using the Weslo Cardio Glide alone. You can reduce your daily calorie intake by 250 to 500 calories to lose an additional one-half to 1 lb. per week. Try to eat smaller meals or reduced portion sizes. You can also replace your favorite sweets and snacks with healthier versions, such as fruits and vegetables. Varying your exercise will help your body avoid hitting a plateau. Rotate between using the glide and two or three other styles of cardio such as swimming, running and tennis.

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