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Burn belly fat in the dead of winter with HIIT

Girls running outside
Girls running outside
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Winter has settled in now in Minnesota and that means frigid temperatures outdoors, which makes it a bit difficult to get outside to exercise. When exercising outside in cold temperatures, always be sure to dress in layers to keep warm.

Winter is the perfect time to get your body bikini-ready and then once the weather warms up here, there won't be any worries when it comes to wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts and swimsuits.

Burning belly fat can easily be done by doing any kind of cardio workout. There is nothing that will spot reduce belly fat unless some type of surgical procedure is involved and that is expensive and can leave scarring.

Just running outside for 20 minutes a day can burn large amounts of belly fat, more particularly if one chooses high-intensity interval training (or HIIT) as their cardio workout of choice. HIIT is a shorter workout than steady state cardio but it ends up burning the same number of calories in less time and the body will continue to burn fat even hours after the workout is finished.

A great HIIT workout for people who are beginners includes a sprinting to walk ratio of 1 to 2. Sprint for 30 seconds and then walk for 60 seconds. Repeat those intervals for a period of 20 minutes.