Twenty minutes! Yes, that’s the amount of time you should be weight training for, if you want to reduce the fat around your abdomen. Truth is, the older we grow, the more the fat goes straight to our belly, states online research journal Obesity.

The researchers studied the physical activity, waist circumference, and body weight of 10,500 healthy 40-year-old men from the US.

Combining weight training and aerobic activity will lead to even better results, if you want to maintain a healthy waistline, they concluded. Those who increased their weight training by 20 minutes a day, gained lesser on their waistline compared to those who didn’t.

Engaging in resistance training, or combining it with aerobic exercises could help older adults lessen abdominal fat, while increasing or preserving muscle mass.

Source: IANS