DIY Belly Fat Burning
Before you get started, you'll need to make two required purchases: a good pair of walking or running shoes and a heart monitor, which is sold at most sporting goods stores. A heart monitor comes in two pieces: one part of the device is secured around your chest, and the second part of the device is a wrist piece that gives you a digital read-out of your heart rate.
While it might seem implausible that you'll lose belly fat by taking a walk around your neighborhood or in an area park, this is a definite can-do. You don't have to launch into a full run; a brisk walk will do, as long as your heart rate stays within its target. Alternately, dust the cobwebs off your old bicycle, get it in good working condition, and take long bike rides.
Make sure to plan for inclement weather. Now's the time to use that treadmill that's been gathering dust in the garage. Alternately, you can purchase exercise DVDs that allow you to put in cardio time by way of a "virtual" fitness instructor. Before purchasing a new DVD, ascertain if it entails high impact or low impact exercise. High impact exercise DVDs are more strenuous and involve running in place, doing jumping jacks, and other physical activities that put the full "impact" of your weight on your feet. Low impact routines keep your feet on the ground most of the time, and will most likely involve leg lifts, knee raises and kicks. Keep several different exercise DVDs on hand so you won't get bored with the same old routine.
How do you know when you're burning belly fat? Consult your heart monitor throughout the course of your cardiovascular activity regularly to make sure that you're within your target heart rate range.